the new hot seat
Wednesday August 23rd 2006, 10:43 am
Filed under: youth ministry, humor, youth work

back in the day, we used to use a “hot seat” (it was actually in the ys ideas books at one time!). it was a common bar stool, wired up with some kind of old car electrical converter to a wire mesh on the seat. it delivered a ‘million needles’ feeling. horrible stuff — can’t believe we thought that was fun! here’s an updated version, and don’t we all have that last kid in our youth group?

(ht to judy gregory)

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If my Japanese doesn’t fail me, I think they were reciting the memomry verse of the week. Now, that will help with memorization.

Comment by Dennis 08.23.06 @ 11:31 am

that should say memory verse…I was thinking in Japanese.

Comment by Dennis 08.23.06 @ 11:31 am

Thanks for sharing that! I will now be limping through the rest of my day!

Comment by Brian 08.23.06 @ 11:42 am

laughed out loud - it remindes me of YEARS ago when we did “crotch bat” announcements with the pastors son during a youth group meeting… got in trouble for that one

ahhhh the hot seat I remember it well from the youth for christ years!

Comment by chuckk gerwig 08.23.06 @ 1:06 pm

I’d forgotten all about the hot seat until I read this post,
Marko. Yup, we used it all the time in Campus LIfe and
I HATED it, both as a kid and as a staff person!
Takes me back!

Comment by Old Campus Life Staffer 08.23.06 @ 5:45 pm

I still have my ‘chair’ some where in storage (with wireless remote) from my Campus Life days. You might be interested that we used it in our junior high ministry. We had ‘escape passes’ that you could earn as a reward and use to escape ‘the chair’ if you were sent. The pass allowed you to have someone else take your place (including staff). I learned how to withstand the ‘charge’ and run the battery down, so I was no fun most of the time.

Although the video had me both cringing and laughing.

Mike …

Comment by Mike 08.23.06 @ 7:01 pm

Now, that’ll leave a mark.

Comment by Mike S 08.23.06 @ 10:07 pm

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