Last week at The ELEMENT (NSM's Wed. night combined Middle & High School service) we switched up the look and feel of the room by doing programming "in the round." Click here to see some pics. Because everything went so well and I suppose God's prompting, I issued a challenge to our students. While we have grown tremendously since last year, the last few months have seen us on a plateau of sorts.
Making Good On a Promise
I challenged our students to make a large effort to invest and invite their friends. I wanted to see if we could top the 200 mark for the first time. Little did I know that the seniors from Northwood Academy would be on their senior trip not to mention several Juniors out on college tours. I promised that next week would be very different. Well we came very close but fell just short of 200 even with those two groups out of town. Turned out that last night was our biggest number night since I arrived last June.
To make good on my promise we did some major work on the look and feel to the room once again. We purchased some carpet and utilized some of the resources we already had like some booths from our Middle School room and 50" LCD screens that we have rented for our Easter services. We got rid of all chairs and had students sit on the carpet. I feel like the night was a huge success. As a matter of fact, this may be what The ELEMENT will look like from this point on. Here are some low res pics I took. The pics don't do the atmosphere justice but you should get the gist. Enjoy!