Yesterday was a big unveiling of the mostly-completed facelift that the education wing of my church has been undergoing the past 6 months. Just about everything is complete. However, the youth wing is still a work in progress. The tours of church members roving about the building were a prime opportunity to highlight vision I have for the youth wing and what needs to be done to fulfill that vision. (i.e. the donation shpeel)
One of the things I want to see in the students' own space is community. A cliche but classic way to help with this is little table games and whatnot. So a church member drops off a board game today…
Bibleopoly. Yeah, that's just what it sounds like (a la nevernude). You go around the board, and start churches in the ancient cities of the Bible.
- Boardwalk? None other than J-town itself, Jerusalem.
- Rent? Collect offerings (mandatory offerings, might I add).
- Hotels? Are you kidding me?!? Christians aren't into the hospitality business! It's all about adding bricks to your church building!
- "Allright, who wants to be the banker and deed guy… oops, I mean overseer and caretaker?
- "Advance to In the Beginning. Accept no offerings! You may not acquire a brick."
- Go to Jail… er, I mean, Go Meditate.
- "Community Chest" cards = "Faith/Contigency" cards
- "Recite John 3:16 or lose one turn."
- "Chance" cards = "Abyss" cards
- "Wavering faith sends you back 7 spaces."
I kid you not. So, who's up for a Spirit-filled game of Bibleopoly?
What ever happened to Mancala?