Double Dog Dare-a-thon
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What is Double Dog Dare-a-Thon?
Double Dog Dare-a-Thon is a special event to provide students the opportunity to invest in their friends who don’t attend church and bring them to fifty-six!
Begins Saturday, May 20, at 7pm.
The first dare will be posted on tinyurl.com/5678dare.
Dare site closes on Saturday, May 20, at 10pm.
We have a party at Mount Pleasant Christian Church’s Student Ministries Center on Sunday, May 21, from 10am-12:30pm to show photos from the dares and award prizes to the teams with the best dare pics for each dare. (Must be present to win.)
3. How does this work?
Each student invites a friend over (maybe to spend the night at his or her house—with parent permission, of course).
At 7pm the students visit the Double Dog Dare-a-Thon website, register their team and begin the first dare.
They take a photo of themselves completing the dare and upload it to the website. The goal is to do the dare better than any other student teams and per usual, act ridiculous.
Once the photo for the dare is uploaded, they get a special confirmation page with a link and password for the next dare, and this continues until they complete the line-up of eight dares. (or until time runs out at 10pm)
On Sunday, the MPCC staff will announce the winners and award prizes at 10am. Every student has a chance to win. Trust us…it will be worth it!
4. What if we have a group of three?
Although our goal is for teams of two – and prizes are designed for teams of two, if you really can’t find a fourth person to create a second team, we have an option for you to register a third student on your team.
5. What if we have four or more students?
Then you have two or more teams. A team has to have at least two students, but maxes out at three.
However, you can have multiple teams at one person’s house. They just each need their own phone, iPod, tablet, or computer to register and take pics of their dares.
Prizes are awarded to specific teams, not everyone at that house.
6. What do we need?
- Internet connection
- Device with a camera
- Common, household items
- Shaving Cream
- Lots of cheap sticky notes (Post-It notes)
- Parents to drive students and their friends to the Student Ministries Center on Sunday!
7. Do students have to be in 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th grade?
Yes. This event is specifically for our 5th-8th grade student ministries. This is only for students currently in these grades.
8. What happens Sunday morning?
We will have a variety of fun games like 9-square-in-the-air, GaGa Ball, Hoop Fever, ping pong, air hockey, video games and table games for students to play.
We’ll have some prizes awarded randomly through a raffle and as prizes for stage games (including some Nintendo Switch competitions).
All the photos submitted by all the teams for all eight dares will be displayed on a multi-screen slideshow on stage during the event.
We will bring up the top three teams who had the best photos for each dare and award them prizes.
We will have a short time of worship songs.
Mike will teach a 10-minute lesson about Jesus.
Because this is our last weekend for this school year, we’ll also take time to pray for each group of students by grade.
Lots and lots and lots of fun!
And to get all this in, that is why this is a special two and a half hour event!
9. Does each team have to have a student who doesn’t go anywhere to church?
That is the goal and what we are striving to get each student to do. We want them to invite someone who doesn’t go anywhere instead of just inviting friends who already are invited because they come to MPCC or go to another local church. However, teams won’t be banned or disqualified if they don’t make this happen. But we’d like this to be the exception and only if a student has asked and been turned down by several students.
10. Do you need help?
Our weekend service leaders will be working hard to pull off this event on Sunday morning and they will be our judges on Saturday night rating photos as they come in for each dare.
However, we are expecting a very large crowd Sunday morning. If you can make it to worship on Saturday night or the 8:45 service on Sunday morning, we’d love to have your help from 10am-12:30pm for this giant party.
Just send me an email if you want to help: Mike Sheley
11. What if my question didn’t get answered?
Just send me an email: Mike Sheley Please keep in mind that the weekend of the event, we will be very busy so it may take a bit to respond, but I will do the best I can.