There’s something powerful and fun about youth group tradition! You have to be careful, of course, that your routines aren’t ruts you’re simply stuck in. But there’s something super fun about inside jokes, events, activities and traditions that you do again and again. People look forward to them and get excited – even at some of the biggest events I’ve gone to (like an LA Lakers game or a college football fight song or cheer) traditions play an important part of the experience.
So … we started what is a new tradition this weekend in our junior high ministry. Whenever someone wins a game or gets a question right, we’re going to play a clip of the video above. It’s just a silly Pokemon video that is upbeat and silly and made everyone laugh. And now … it’s a tradition. You win the game, this is your theme song. Ha!