A Youth Group Leader’s Worst NightmareOn November 12, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
*sounds like a typical night at the house* *mmm… so peaceful…* *TV football sounds* Joe: C’mon, get ’em. Get ’em! Natalie: Go, go, go, GO, GO!!! OH, TOUCHDOWN!!!!
ALRIGHT!!!! Boom! 28 to 3… Does it hurt? Does it hurt?
*his heart? yes* Joe: *sighs in disgust* David: Hey guys, how’s the game going? *simultaneously*
Natalie: Awesome, it’s awesome.
Joe: Please go away… David: Oh.. Any chance of a comeback? Joe: Well, a little bit, yeah… Natalie: *laughs* Whatever! You guys have about as much chance of a comeback
as you punks have of me letting you lead
the youth group next week. *another sigh, Joe, really?* David: You want to bet on it? Natalie: Fine, we’ll do that. Joe: Well, I’ve got nothing to lose… *imagine the Bikini Bottom announcer saying:
TWO HOURS LATER…* *TV crowds going wild* TV Announcer: Patriots win the Superbowl!!!! Joe: YES!!! WE WON!! WE WON!! WE WON!! YOUTH LEADER’S NIGHT IS OOOONNN!!! *you already know who it iiiis* *Entering from the left we have
David, conqueror of fidget spinners and meme gadgets* *and from the right we have
Joseph, master of rad dance moves* *so HYPE, so HIP* *indistinct chatter over a hardcore game of rock, paper, scissors* Joe: Hey guys, we’re running youth group this
week, and as our first act as leaders we’re going to be playing MARSHMALLOW
dodgeball! David: Yeah, but instead of using marshmallows,
we’re going to be using BASEBALLS! Joe: That’s right! Also, remember if you catch it in your mouth, your whole team gets back in! David: LET’S GO!! Natalie: Hey, what’s going on? Joe: Oh, pie challenge. Natalie: Cherry pie? Joe: Uh, oh no. The red stuff is ketchup, the dark stuff is the chocolate syrup, and those little chunks in there? That’s Spam, all so that they can get to the M&Ms at the bottom. Oh, and we have one for you too because I know that you just want to be
in such solidarity with these kids. Natalie: I-I’m… (fine, no thanks, ‘kay, bye, NO) Christina & Aimee: You’re not going to do it too? Natalie: Woah, woah! What’s the soda for? Joe: For a relay race! Natalie: What kind of relay race uses soda? Joe: The kind where you shake it up, open it, and it makes the… chugging go a little bit more smoothly. Mary-Kate: Hey, if you add Mentos to it, you can make the chugging go even FASTER! Joe: That’s a really good idea! We should do that! Natalie: That’s not even how human physiology even works.
Joe: No, no, no, I won the bet! Joe: I WON THE BET! David: Alright guys! So today, I’m going to teach you how to pick the lock on the door of the church, in case you ever don’t have the key, and you want to spend a little extra time with Jesus. Natalie: *stutters* STAY! Stay…
Joe: I won.. I can do what I want… John: Uh, I don’t know… it’s kinda– David: HEY GUYS!! Time for PRAISE AND WORSHIP! *yeehaw* Who do you want today? John: Let’s listen to Matt Maher. Ned: No, let’s listen to TobyMac. John: Nooo, let’s listen to Matt Maher! Ned: Uh, nooo, let’s listen the TobyMac! John: Let’s listen to Matt MAHER!! Ned: Look, you wanna go, bro?! John: Oh, it’s ON!!
Ned: ALRIGHT!! David: WAITWAITWAIT!! Guys, guys guys! There’s a better way to do this… Joe: Alright, everybody! Here we go! We’ve got Ned over here fighting for TobyMac. We got John fighting for Matt Maher. Best of seven wins! Three, two, one, FIGHT!!! *David plays a rolling rendition of Mortal Kombat* *whiff, whiff*
*POW* Natalie: No, no, BOYS!! Stop, STOP FIGHTING!! STAHP!!!!!! David: All right guys, great talk! Okay, we’ve got five minutes of free time, you guys can play and do WHATEVER you want. Oh, yes Ned? Ned: Can we climb up the trees and throw pinecones at people? Natalie: *don’tsayyes, don’tsayyes, DON’TDOIT* David: Uhhhh, noooo. I would never let you do THAT. Natalie: *good save* David: UNLESS you light the pinecones ON FIRE first! After all, Jesus said to light the world on fire! *No…no, no, no, NO, NO!!!* *Meanwhile, on a peaceful park bench, minding your own business…* *Is it just your imagination?* *Or is that pandemonium you hear?* *WOT in TARNATION?!* *No, there is WAILING AND GRINDING OF TEETH BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES* Spectator: Those reckless teens… I’m never going to that Church. *echoes* never going to that Church.
never going, never going.. *deep echoes* never going to that Church.
Never, ever, ev-er!! *echoes Joe’s voice* hey guys!
We’re going to be using baseballs! *echoes* Let’s go!
Three, two, one, FIGHT! Natalie: No!! *sighs in relief* *phone rings on vibrate* *oh, it’s that Joe dude…* *master of what again?* *are you going to pick it up?* Natalie: Hey, what’s up? Joe: Hey, Natalie, so after the game last
night, David and I decided that what we want to do is plan an Adoration night for the youth group. Do you think we could get the permission for that? Natalie: Hey, do you know what? I think that’s an AWESOME idea, so but.. before *stutters* before you guys do this, I’d love to see your plans, One: to make sure that we’re really pointing the kids towards Jesus, but also to make sure the
kids are safe in the church building. Joe: Yeah! Of course! No problem! Natalie: Oh, great. Awesome! I’m looking forward to work with you. We’ll see you tomorrow. Joe: All right, see you then! Natalie: Okay, bye. *exhale of exaltation of Emmanuel*
*Thank you, LORD!!* *text message alert sound* [from Joe] Natalie: WHAT? No– [from Joe] *ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!* Joe: Hey everyone! Thanks so much for
watching the skit! We had the awesome pleasure of working with
Natalie from the Ezer Project. Natalie, tell us what your channel is about
and how we got the idea for this skit. Natalie: Yeah, absolutely! So we minister to Catholic lay ministers, especially if you’re a volunteer or ministry leader. We really want to be able
to inspire and encourage you in what you are doing, and actually what I loved
about the skit is that you want young adults involved in your ministry, but they usually come in with wild, exciting, fun ideas, but how do you as a leader really help them learn how to focus their energies so that One: the kids are safe, property is safe, but also
Two: that they fall in love with Jesus. Yeah, and so that’s kind of what we do at the Ezer Project. We work with Scripture and tradition, in order to teach practical tools that hopefully help you do your
jobs well. Joe: Awesome, well thanks again for watching, guys! Make sure you go over
to Natalie’s channel, subscribe, and subscribe to this channel if you haven’t
already! Thanks again, God bless, and we’ll see you in the next video!