I want a hot seat

Youth Specialties just posted this video the other day from an event they did for youth workers.  Man, it brought back some memories!  If you don’t know what a hot seat is, you weren’t in youth group in the 70’s.  Basically, it was a stool set up with a push button controller that you could use to zap people in the rear with.  Awesome!  Granted, as a 35 year old youth pastor, I’m too young to have ever been able to get away with using one of these things in a youth group … but I remember when I was a kid in Dexter, Maine, and my dad used one with the youth group there!  Those were the days, when it was expected that every good youth pastor came up with a variety of games that could be played with one of these seats that resulted in blindfolded teens being frequently electrocuted!

Man, I’d love to know if I could get away with using one of these things today …

2 thoughts on “I want a hot seat

  1. You could get one and use it once. You should see the electric shock paddles they have in Mexico. It's a thing that you hold onto the paddles and hold hands…then someone increases the voltage going throu the metal paddles. The first one who let's go is out. It's crazy.

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  2. Important detail… this segment was called "Not so great moments in youth ministry history."

    Another one in the same book was a game called, "Guess her weight." I kid you not. You picked a girl in the room, she wrote down her weight, and the boys got pick her weight… the one who was closest won.

    Yeah, not so great moments in YM history.

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