what is the wave CHALLENGE?
Here at The Wave, we know our teens are talented and have so many God-given gifts. You are smart, capable and caring and there’s no reason that we should wait for you to leave The Wave so that you can start to use your gifts for God’s glory. We want to build you up and send you out to be the next generation of church leaders. So we are going to challenge you to “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16) starting NOW!
Here’s how it works . . .
You check out the list of challenges below and choose whichever ones you are interested in trying. If you need help choosing, any one of The Wave volunteers would be happy to help you out. Each completed challenge is awarded points based on the level of difficulty and complexity. Additional points may be awarded for completed challenges which exceed expectations. In August, our top 10 earners will select from a variety of experience-based prizes. These are no joke! Trust me, you will NOT want to miss out on this fun! Each month a new prize will be revealed so stay tuned. Teamwork is encouraged.
Choose an STSA Core Value and creatively present ways that teens can demonstrate this value in their world today. Upload file of video, written summary, image of poster, poem or song to Class Dojo. (5 points for each Core Value)
After completing a teacher training, you volunteer in a Sunday School class as an assistant or as a teacher. Post a picture on Class Dojo. (5 points)
Read a chapter from one of the following books and present it to your class. Upload a video, written summary, poster, song or poem to Class Dojo. (5 points for each chapter)
Volunteer with Sunday classroom set-up, clean-up, Teen Connection, Teen Hospitality, etc. 5 times. If you volunteer to help with a kids event or babysitting, that counts as 3 times so list it on your Volunteer Log 3 times! Complete this Volunteer Log and upload to Class Dojo. (5 points)
Volunteer at HOPE events or at an SNL Service Project. Post a picture of you volunteering on Class Dojo. (5 points)
Complete a Chapter Summary for any chapter in the Bible and upload to Class Dojo. (1 point)
Pray one hour of the Book of Hours (Agpeya) everyday for a week and share its impact on your life. Upload a video, written summary, poster, song or poem to Class Dojo. (3 points)
Commit to taking Communion every week for a month and share its impact on your life. Upload a video, written summary, poster, song or poem to Class Dojo. (3 points)
Make a commercial or advertisement for the Sacrament of Confession with real life testimonials including your own. Upload a video, flyer, poster, song or poem to Class Dojo. (5 points)
Present a saint story. Upload a video, written summary, poster, song or poem to Class Dojo. (5 points)
Participate in a Deacon Class and take a picture of you with the teacher at the end of class and then upload it to Class Dojo. One group photo can be shared and uploaded by each participating teen. (3 points)
Practice being a part of the Hospitality Team. Bake cookies/treats for the Sunday School teachers and bring it into Room 118 on Sunday. Take a picture and upload it to Class Dojo. (5 points)
Practice being a part of the Music Team by singing or playing an instrument to lead a Sunday School class in worship. Have someone take a picture of you and upload it to Class Dojo. (3 points)
how to SUBMIT YOUR WORK
Download the Class Dojo app or go to www.classdojo.com from a computer.
Enter as a student.
Scan your personalized QR code from your poster that was given to you in class. Didn’t get one or not sure where you put your poster? Email email@example.com.
Upload your file and you’re done!
Check back to see how many points you were awarded. In the meantime, take on another challenge and keep shining your light! Progress will be updated at the top of this webpage so you can see where you stand. Don’t forget that you’re encouraged to work together because two are better than one.