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Double Dog Dare-A-Thon – March 13 – 15th

The Double Dog Dare-A-Thon is an event designed to help students reach their non-churched friends for Christ.

What’s a Double Dog Dare-A-Thon?
Middle School Students will complete six super fun, totally crazy (and safe!) dares with their friends, then take a picture of their completed dare and submit them through the Hope Student Ministry App. We’ll pick 1 winner for each dare.

How will we do it?
During the weekend of March 13-15, 2020, MSM students will be challenged to invite their friends to participate in the Double Dog Dare-A-Thon. After they complete the dares, students will invite their friends to MSM weekend services on March 14/15th to see if they won a prize for any of their dare entries. They will also have LIVE Dares during service, hear a message about Jesus, and connect in small groups to build relationships.

How to Play: (How we are telling students)
Invite some friends over to complete the dares. Hangout as a team and have fun!
Dares are LIVE: 12pm Friday, March 13 – 12pm Saturday, March 14

At noon on Friday, March 13, the Hope Student Ministry APP will have all of the dares available. To begin, open Hope Student Ministry App to get started on the game. Follow the app to proceed through 6 dares, uploading a photo (or video, if appropriate) for each dare. Dares must be completed by noon on Saturday, to allow for the MSM Team to choose winners for services.

To find out if your team has won, invite your friends to attend MSM Small Groups as a team during weekend services. We’re going to have a Double Dog Dare-A-Thon party to celebrate the winners, there will be Live Dares, and your friends will get to connect in your small group.

I’m a Small Group Leader, what does this mean for my group?

Encourage your students to participate. Help them to think about their non-church friends to be able to Invite, spend the night and attend church together. Think about how many students could be reached if every student brought 1 or 2 friends. 

  • Help students see the need of bringing non-church friends to church. 
  • Remind them to ask their parents if they can participate
  • Get your small group involved. If you desire to do this as a small group, find a common location that everyone can stay at – maybe your house or one of your student’s homes (clarity: No housing or transportation will be provided by the church) Consider splitting teams into multiple teams if you have a larger group. 
  • Prizes are built for teams of 3-6 people
  • Dares do not require driving anywhere

Reminder: this event is designed for students to invite other students who don’t normally attend MSM, we know that participating as a small group is fun, too! Encourage your students to invite at least one friend, neighbor, or teammate to participate! 

Frequently Asked Questions (for Parents & Students)
Q: Do I need to pre-register for the Double Dog Dare-A-Thon?
A: No, you don’t need to pre-register for the event, you will use the Hope Student Ministry App to participate.

Q: How many people can be on my team?
A: You can have as many people on your team as you like, but we recommend groups of three to six. (If you have a large group, consider splitting into two smaller groups.) Prizes are best for up to 6 per team.

Q: Is this something a Middle School student should do with their MSM small group?
A: Sure! Although this event is designed for you to invite other students who don’t normally attend MSM, we know that participating as a small group is fun, too! We would encourage you to invite other friends, neighbors, or teammates to participate as well! 

Q: Can I have friends participate that are not in 6-8th grade?
A: Unfortunately not—this event is only for middle school students!

Q: When will the dares be available on Mar 13 – March 14?
A: 12pm on Friday March 13th until 12pm on Saturday March 14th. 

Q: How do I access the dares?
A: The dares will be released on Hope Student Ministry App. Proceed to complete all 6 dares.

Q: What supplies do I need to complete the dares?
A: Every dare will be utilizing common items (typically) already within a home environment.

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