(Slide created by Matthew L. Smith of www.DesignsByMattslid.com)
One, two, three, four, I declare a thumb war. Five, six, seven, eight, try to keep your thumb straight. Next youth group meeting try an old classic. Youth Ministry legend Johnathan Nazarian recently resurrected this old classic by hosting a “Thumb War” tournament. He had two girls teams and two guys teams. They played three rounds. At the end of the third round they had a girl champion and a boy champion. Then with rousing applause the boy champion played the girl champion. The girl won!
THUMB WAR RULES
- A thumb war is played by two players using the thumbs to simulate fighting
- The object of the game is to pin the opponent’s thumb, often to a count of three.
- Players can’t move their elbows.
JUST FOR FUN
Competitive matches on thumb wrestling have been held on Long Island and at Lowestoft. The 826 Valencia Foundation holds an annual thumb-wrestling competition, which has been won three times by San Francisco Chronicle book editor Oscar Villalon.
YOUTH LEGEND FEATURE:
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Johnathan Nazarian is a veteran youth worker and student ministry consultant with a passion for seeing students live out their calling. He has helped students unlock their faith for over a dozen years.
Johnathan, along with his beautiful wife Erin and daughters Lauren and Madisyn, are student pastors for the Pentecostals of the Twin Cities in West Monroe, LA.
Johnathan also serves the General Youth Division as the national Project 7 director. Their passions are ministering to students, training youth workers, and assisting youth to start and maintain P7 Bible Clubs across North America.