So first a follow-up to my Young Adults Class. I really need a name for it because I hate “Young Adults” and “College and Careers.” I also don’t want something confusing. Whatever, I’ll deal with that later. We did chapter 8 of Crazy Love last night and it went really well. We had a new girl that I’ve been trying to get into the class for a while. She is a Senior in the Youth group but doesn’t really fit in there. She needs something more and I’m really glad she was able to make it last night. She got involved right away which is awesome because she normally hangs back in Youth. MY wife says I say awesome too much and started taking points away for saying it. She is right but I still like the word. I’m gonna start saying “frigintastic” instead. She will long for the days when everything was awesome.
Anyways, at the conclusion every decided they would be willing to try small accountability groups. Now I’m gonna research such things and try to get some general outlines, 2-3, and let the groups fill in the rest of the blanks themselves. If the girls want to make a lunch or shopping out of theirs good for them, if the guys want to shoot each other in the face with paintballs good for us. So long as there is accountability and not just a social group I’m pretty happy. It is frigintastic.
Speaking of frigintastic my t-shirt cannon is complete and it looks fan-frigintastic (which is the superlative of frigintastic). I need to pressure test it and launch test it but I think it should be fine. The weather isn’t cooperating today but once I get the opportunity I’ll hook it up and see if it blows apart. I’ll be sure to video the whole thing and upload the video for your viewing pleasure.
I also wanted to talk about a really cool resource I’ve found out about. It is most useful for Youth worker types, but there are lots of other people out there that text message and so it is all around awesome. The service is called Tatango. It is a group texting service. Before I signed up for this I had my Youth and Young Adults in groups on my phone. Actually I had multiple groups for Youth, Leaders, Drama, … If I needed to get a message out I sent it to the group but that could be quite a few texts that added up very quickly. I also had a few I couldn’t text because their service charged them for texts from out of network. With this service I can send one text to the service number and it will resend it to the entire group, plus I can also log online and send texts that way.
It does have a small add at the end of the message but I’m willing to deal with that for a free service. If you deal with any kinds of groups like that you would want to mass text look into this. It is seriously awesome.