Carmel had some new that have never been to Young Life before-I talked to one of the girls afterwards and she said "I am definitely coming to club again!" This is a kid that I have known for a while but has never wanted to come to YL. Glad the barn party was an opportunity for her to come to see what YL is about and more importantly meet some leaders who will follow up with her.
Here is a story from Joe, YL staff in Westfield.
The night started off with hayrides and a bonfire..here are some Carmel kids and leaders enjoying both.
We then moved to the upper part of the barn where we had Young Life Club complete with singing Kelly Clarkson, some run on characters (Corn and Cotton) who led us in games and line dancing. We sang the traditional "Free Fallin" and "Light the Fire" to end the club time!
And of course the night ended with a huge dance party-with some old and new songs!
The barn party created shared experiences with leaders and kids and created long lasting memories for them. It also started a lot of buzz about Young Life all over Indianapolis!