Grace and Main Fellowship hosted a youth retreat earlier this year that was designed to present young adults with a serious question about what it means truly to live, while wrapping the whole question in a fun and thrilling game. The retreat was called, “How Not to Be the Living Dead.”
When the youth arrived, they were informed that zombies had arisen and that the youth group was the last hope for Danville. Armed with pool noodles and toy guns, they set out on an adventure over three days to defend and reclaim Danville from the Zombies (people from Grace and Main and other volunteers). Check out the promo video that we shot:
The weekend’s Bible study centered around Jesus’ story of the Good Samaritan. In our first session, we asked the question: “Can you spot the ‘zombies’ in the story?” We talked about how the priest and the Levite were like the living dead, seemingly not able to see or care about those in need. In the additional sessions, we talked about what Christian life really looks like and how we can avoid being people who don’t care or don’t see.
Just as the game’s story began to talk about a “cure” for the zombies, we engaged the youth in an extended service project downtown to benefit the hungry in the neighborhood. The youth understood the point: the cure for apathy is action, and the cure for living death is following Jesus.
“Zombie Apocalypse Youth Retreat 2011”
We need adult volunteers to be zombies in an upcoming invasion during a Grace & Main hosted youth retreat. Please email or call/text Ben Wright for time slots and/or more details.
Yes, we’re serious!
Greetings those interested in becoming the living dead! Below you will find a variety of tips and guides in an array of formats for advising one in the ways of the horde. If you are volunteering to be a zombie you don’t have to dress up, but I bet it would make it more fun.
Guides for Zombie make-up and behavior:
Slide show of general ideas:
Difficulty Level: Novice
Video on simple, yet effective zombie make-up from materials at home:
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Website for more specific techniques
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Video guide by pros using sort of materials from home:
Difficulty Level: Advanced
Also . . .
There will be some basic face paint, sponges, corn syrup blood, baby powder, etc. made available at the various zombie meeting locations if you don’t want to arrive pre-zombiefied. You will however need to arrive early in order to make time to make the transformation.
Thanks for volunteering!