Published on January 26th, 2018
Hide a Bible in an area where no obstacles block access to it. Choose one student to be a seeker, another to be a leader, and another to be a guide. Let the seeker wait in a supervised area outside the room where they can’t hear the instructions for the activity.
The seeker will be blindfolded. Tell the leader to direct the seeker toward the Bible by giving directions such as, “Take three steps forward,” or, “turn right and take two steps.” Instruct the guide to hold one of the seeker’s hands to keep him or her from bumping into things.
The leader will stand or sit among the other students, who will try to misdirect the seeker by interrupting the leader and giving incorrect directions. (Remind everyone to speak normally and not try to out-shout one another.) The false leaders may say things like, “No! It’s a trick! You really should go backwards now,” or, “She is mixing up right and left; you need to turn right now,” or, “I’m really your leader; listen to me!” The students may want to practice the activity briefly before the seeker returns.
Blindfold the seeker before he or she comes back into the room, and let the guide begin leading him or her. Tell the seeker that a leader will direct him or her to a hidden Bible, but don’t reveal that other students will be giving incorrect instructions. Have the leader say, “Hi, I’m your leader” aloud so the seeker can briefly hear their voice. Let the leader and the group start directing (or misdirecting) the seeker. The activity ends when the seeker finds the Bible. (You may want to set a time limit.)
Questions to Talk About
*Ask the leader, “How did you feel about other voices giving bad directions?
*Ask the seeker, “Did the false leaders make it harder to follow the real leader?
*Read Psalm 25:4-5. As Christians, who is our leader?
*What are some things in life that may distract us from following God?
*What are some of the problems persecuted Christians face when trying to follow God in countries where most people are not Christians?