A spy night? What's all that about then? Well, one of the young people was off to Hong Kong for a month for a half mission, half holiday and said he wanted a night on James Bond.. confused? We were. And he didn't turn up. He was in London.. Not having any worries about this, we went ahead with a spy theme night anyway..
From 'Stormbreaker' DVD (rated PG). Alex Rider finds himself as a spy for MI6, after his uncle (a secret MI6 agent unknown to Alex) is killed and he finds out his uncle had been secretly training him as a spy. It's boys-own stuff, fun and harmless (the girls may well like Alex Pettyfer who plays Alex too LOL!)
Chapter 3 (00:17:54) at Liverpool Street Station to 00:23:53 as Alex is about to re-enter the 'photo booth' and as Mr Blunt smiles at Alex.
Other clips could be used in this movie too, but this is a great 'Spy' clip.
1. Use a camcorder to do some night filming of 'spy type items' in a garden or similar... they then have to guess what items are on the film when you play it back on a TV to the group... we used a mobile phone, a laptop, a briefcase, a toy gun, a CD etc.
2. Have a sketch on being a secret agent for God. Better still, get hold of a video of people smuggling Bibles into China or the Middle East for example... get videos from the Chinese Church Support Ministry or Derek Prince Ministries etc.
3. The Bible talk comes from Joshua - to go see it click here - or work out something for yourself...
4. Have a quiz on James Bond movies - we used some questions like how many James Bonds were there (5 or is it 6?), who does all of James Bond's gadgets (Q), where about in Cornwall was the Bond movie filmed (The Eden Project) etc. Look around the web or go to the official James Bond site more trivia - CLICK HERE
5. Maybe you can take the young people to see the latest James Bond film before the session! Or at least watch a clip. Yeh, I say that cos I know some of the 'sex scenes' are a bit wack and kind of inappropriate!
6. Get a guest speaker - we had someone recently who talked about church planting in India, Thailand, Vietnam and elsewhere. It was amazing... great testimonies of people being raised from the dead, of God opening the heavens, of the Christians being protected by God... awesome.
Make sure the speaker is young-person friendly! And bullet-proof.
7. Do some kind of game where a code has to be broken (code a Bible verse or a message using symbols or different letters of the alphabet). So devise a code something like this:
+ = letter A
$ = letter B
? = letter C
! = letter D
Then write out a phrase using the 'code' which the young people have to decipher (for example, $+! would spell 'BAD'). Do a different message for each group, perhaps with a hidden reward revealed in the code!
8. Alternatively, devise a code which needs to be used to achieve something - like using only whistles to get someone blindfolded around a maze... Get the young people into teams. Each team has one person blindfolded to go round a maze which you construct which you'll build yourself using tables, chairs, mats, tape, and stuff. The young people on each team who are not blindfolded can only communicate with the blindfolded individual by verbal sounds that are not words. They have to work the rest out themselves. To make it harder, more than one person from each team has to complete the course.
Health and safety is an issue especially in health & safety mad Britain - so be careful.