Spontaneous Pillow Fights

by on in Experience.

A few weeks ago, our Middle School Ministry staff stumbled on this little gem of a video (God bless the Internet).

pillow-fights-jezzzySo, of course… we had to do it with our favorite middle schooler friends.

That is Jezzzy over on the right. (Her real name is actually Jessica, but Jezzzy is way cooler.) She is one of our game hosts and a regular on-stage personality at SHINE!, our Middle School Ministry.

When Jezzzy showed up at church a few weeks ago, we gave her two pillows and told her to get to work.

Here are some of the results…


Well… because it was fun.

And we like to have fun.

Because fun matters.
Because when you have fun with a kid, they start to believe you actually like them.
Because fun, over time, creates connections.

And that matters.

What’s one of your latest ideas for having fun with kids?

Shout out to Reggie Joiner, Kristen Ivy, and the rest of the Orange team for this language about fun from the book Playing for Keeps. It’s one of the most important books I’ve ever read for parents, ministry leaders, and anyone, really, who loves and influences kids.