Christmas is almost here! (finally) And it’s time to start planning youth events. As youth ministers know, Christmas is a wonderful time in the church. 91% of US citizens celebrate Christmas, and church attendance jumps 30% during the holiday. This is a great time for outreach to these new visitors. So how can the youth… Read More »
As the popularity of social media and the availability of cell phones increases, it seems the word “bullying” has surfaced in the news on a daily basis. From stories of the recent conflicts in the Dolphins football team, to the young special needs student in Plano who was viciously cyber-bullied by a fellow classmate. Unfortunately we hear about many of these stories when a student takes drastic measures because they were unable to receive the help they needed. It’s not often that we turn on the news and hear about students standing up against this growing issue.
This August Group Dynamix will celebrate fifteen years of connecting people in fun ways, and inspiring individuals to take steps toward reaching their potential. Being part of the growth process of a group during an event is very fulfilling, but rarely do we get to witness the ongoing impact of an event on an individual after the event. Last week we got a glimpse of that impact. Lindsey Cline came to Group Dynamix about a year ago with her club volleyball team the “Tejas.” Like most teams that come to Group Dynamix, the athletes were challenged as a team and individually. One of the challenges that they experienced was our indoor high ropes challenge course. For many who experience our challenge course, they are immediately exhilarated by the thought of taking a risk, but others are confronted and paralyzed by fears. Lindsey fell into the latter category. One of the challenges on our ropes course is called the power pole, affectionately known as the pamper pole or challenge pole. Our power pole consists of a 17′ utility pole where participants climb their way to the top of the pole, maintain their balance while standing on top, and then leap for a trapezes bar 8’ in front of them.
Six Count’s Goal: To have an individual or team work together as a team to a full six count. When this activity is first seen, it gets a lot of ooh’s and aaahh’s, but only if you can pull it off yourself. This is one of those activities you demonstrate first and see if the participants can follow…. Read More »
How the Duct Tape Game is Played Supplies For each team playing, you will need: A roll of duct tape A marker A poster board or flip chart Purpose To promote communication and collaboration. Directions 1. Set up: Take some of the duct tape and draw a circle about ten feet in diameter. Place a poster… Read More »
What Supplies are needed? Duct Tape Set Up: Tape lines on the floor. We used duct tape but could use your gym lines already there. How it’s played? One person is “it.” Plays like normal tag but you can never leave the lines. Once tagged you become the next “it. Variations: 1. You cannot Jump… Read More »
How is Scream Played? Scream is a GDX twist on the game “Look Up-Look Down.” Make a circle of 6 to 12 players, all standing very close to each other. Each circle will have a player that will be the “caller.” This player will start the game by saying , “Look Down!” Each player lowers his or… Read More »
FIELDHOUSEUSA ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH GROUP DYNAMIX Corporate Team Building and Events Are Now Available at FieldhouseUSA December XX, 2009, – Frisco, TX – FieldhouseUSA, Frisco’s indoor sports center, announced today that Group Dynamix, a leading corporate team building and events company, has teamed with FieldhouseUSA to bring corporate teambuilding and events to… Read More »