What is KICKOFF?
KICKOFF is an evangelistic youth event bringing various youth ministries together for a night of large scale games and a Gospel message.
Everyone that attends will be placed into 1 of 4 teams, each represented by a team name and colour. The four teams will compete against each other in various games throughout the program, accumulating points for their team. The winning team will be announced at the end of the night. The Gospel message will be preached at around the halfway point in the night.
Why run KICKOFF?
We run KICKOFF for 2 main reasons.
Firstly, as an evangelistic tool that Youth Ministries can use to deliver the Gospel message to their teenagers, as well as allowing them to invite their friends along who may not typically go to a “youth group”. There is nothing more important to us than seeing lives saved and funnelled back into the local Church for discipling and growth.
Secondly, we run KICKOFF to help different youth ministries from the same region to connect with each other and network. Together as believers we can be united and it goes a long way to show our teens that there is a wider body of believers out there!
- The program has a total run time of 2.5 hours. 2 hours of games and activities and half an hour of speaking, testimonies and follow up.
- Venue / Maximum Attendance Ratio: If we only have access to 1 court gymnasium: max of 100-150 teens. If we have access to 2 gymnasium courts – max of 200-250 teens.
- We will require at least 2 hours to set up at the venue before the event + a further 2 hours to pack up afterwards. Word of Life has Liability Insurance for KICKOFF.
For more logistic information (such as costing or hosting our team) for KICKOFF at your school and/or church, feel free to contact us here online.
Testimonies of KICKOFF
“What is a Youth Leader’s wildest dream? KICKOFF is awesome event where teens can confidently invite their friends, guaranteed that they will have the night of their lives combined with a punchy Gospel message and an opportunity to publicly accept Christ as their Lord and Saviour. KICKOFF is that dream come true. I still have to pinch myself every time I see many young people stream down from the stands to accept Christ and have their lives changed forever.”
Badil – Crest Community Baptist Church