FYPO – For Youth Pastors Only: CBSM Back to School Bash 2010 Report

PRAISE REPORT: Over 250 teens attended. Over 60 brand new visitors. And at least 7 teens SAVED that night!

If you’re researching how to do a great Back to School Bash, I’d love to give you our 2 cents on how God blessed us with a powerful one! We first tried doing Back to School Bash’s on Saturdays. We tried inflatables, we tried worship services, we tried no worship services, we tried a huge private pool, we tried to keep middle and high school together, and we tried separating them. But this year, everything just seemed to come together so well.

We planned our Back 2 School Bash on the 3rd Wednesday that the teens had been back in school. That allowed the word to get out and anticipation to build. We decided to try it on a Wednesday this year because we are a “Simple Church and Student Ministry” so we want all of our events to surround the most important thing we do…weekly worship services. We also did it on a Wednesday because we wanted to show all of our guests and visitors EXACTLY what we do every Wednesday in our worship service. We didn’t bring in a guest band. We didn’t bring in a guest speaker. We didn’t do anything different. We wanted to show them EXACTLY who we are, what we do, why we do it, and what they can expect every Wednesday. Continue reading

B2SB: Back 2 School Bash 2010 for CBSM

2008 Back to School Bash Video:

Its BAAAAACK! The annual CBSM BACK2SCHOOL BASH is about to be in session. Here’s the info…
DATE: Wednesday, August 25th
TIME: 4 – 8pm
WHERE: Capshaw Baptist Church (14944 Dupree-Worthey Rd., Harvest, AL 35749. Just 2 miles off 72 from Old RR Bed Rd.)
WHO: All 7th – 12th graders
WHAT: We just want to show some love to all the teens in our area, so we are putting on this FREE event full of inflatable games, carnival foods, prizes, free hot dog supper, and a rockin worship service.
4:00-6:00p Inflatables and Carnival Food
5:30-6:30p FREE hot dog supper
6:30-8:00p Rockin worship service with some crazy videos, hilarious games, the CBSM band, and a challenging message from me, Pastor Chip.
So if you’re a 7th-12th grader, leave your wallet at home for this totally FREE and EPIC event. Bring all the friends you want. And we’ll see you around 4pm to get this party started. If you have any questions, feel free to email me: chip.dean@capshaw.org
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B2SB: Back 2 School Bash 2009

b2sbslide092008 Back to School Bash Video:


If you’re a high schooler (9th – 12th), imagine yourself chillin at one of the coolest pools around on a hot summer day with all of your friends and meeting new ones.  We’re not talking about one of those lame kiddie pools, but we’re talking about The Sunset Swim Club in Athens with diving boards, water slide, ginormous lay-out areas, basketball court, volleyball court, etc.  If you’re a middle schooler (7th – 9th), imagine yourself romping around on the coolest inflatable games able to be found…such as: climbing mountains, slipping down water slides, stretching out on the bungee run, sticking to the fly wall, playing a little dodgeball, and getting your jump-on in the moonwalk.  Hard to imagine?  Then we dare you to add onto that a supper of barbecue, pizza, and hotdogs.  And then we’ll close off the night with a sweet all-student worship service, and a drawing for prizes at the very end.  These aren’t the cheesy prizes you find at some skee-ball arcade, but we’re talking gift cards to your favorite stores and restaurants around, iTunes cards, and a “choose your own” grand prize: a Wii, an iPod touch, a flat-screen TV, a Blue-Ray player, etc.    Continue reading