Beauty Bash is an outreach that combines a
talk on outer/inner beauty and hands-on time with cosmetics. It finishes with a
gospel message and an invitation to receive Christ.
- Ask a professional make-up artist and/or hair
stylist to do a make-over on one girl while others watch. Then have the other girls do
each other's faces and hair.
- Have a variety of make-up (professional, if
possible, as well as have participants bring their own) and just let everyone "go to
- With a group of less than 10 girls, you can
usually arrange a local Mary Kay consultant to talk through different girls
PREPARATION FOR THE BASH:
- Have several teen magazines sitting out for
the girls to look at. You will also want to refer to these magazines in your talk.
- Work on your talk and transition into the
- Prepare a student to share her personal
testimony. The person must be prepared and have an outline of her testimony memorized
beforehand. (Note: An adult can do it if a student is not able, but having a student do
it is preferable.)
- Bring 3"x 5" cards for responses. (You
can link to the "outreach comment cards" in the related links section.)
- Prepare refreshments such as cookies and soda.
(It is great to get parents involved this way; they will catch a vision for what you
- Have girls help host the event, bring make-up,
curlers, and other beauty items to use. The girls can even run the different beauty
stations if you don't have a professional coming. The bash is just as fun without a
- Set up stations for girls to run. (Plan on
letting girls spend at least 20-30 minutes in each station. If this is an all- nighter, or
you have more than three hours, give each station more time.)
- Hair Station The girls
can bring curling irons, hair jell, etc. to do current hair styles on their friends.
- Make-up Station Make
sure there are extra cotton-swabs, etc. for girls to apply make up on their friends.
- Nail Station Have the
girls bring nail polish, cotton balls, and polish remover and let them do
manicures/pedicures on their friends.
- Game Station Often
times there are girls who don't get into make-up, but you want them to attend the bash.
It's good to have an alternative to the make-up by having games taking place.
THE FLOW OF THE BASH:
- Official welcome
- Mingle and snacks
- Beauty & game stations (see game ideas)
- Program-have someone share talk (given below), and a student testimony
relating to the talk. Transition to the gospel, pass out comment cards, have possible door prizes.
THINGS TO THINK THROUGH WITH YOUR
- How will you advertise? (It's fun for the
students to make their own flyers and pass them out; this gives great ownership.)
- Who will do atmosphere? (set up, balloons,
food set-up, music, etc.)
- Who will get prizes donated?
- Who will bring food?
- Who will be in charge of stations? (The
girls can do this.)
- Who will MC the time?
- Who will give the talk and share the gospel?
- How will you pray for this event? (Maybe a
prayer chain where each girl takes a day over a 14 day period.)
- Get two teams of two girls. One girl on the
team gets a water gun, while her partner has shaving cream put on her nose. When you say
"go", the two girls with squirt guns have to try to be the first one to squirt
the shaving cream off of their partner's nose. To go with the theme of beauty, you could
say, "we are going to help these 2 girls cleanse their faces . . ."
- This is a variation of game idea 1. Have girls
get into teams of equal amounts of people. (If there are 30 in the game section, break
them up into three teams of 10.) Each girl on each team needs to have a dab of shaving
cream put on their nose. Each team is given a squirt bottle. The game is a relay to see
which team will have all of its' members have the shaving cream fully squirted off their
noses. The first team done wins.
- Get three teams of three girls. On each team,
one girl will sit in a chair, one girl will stand behind her blind-folded, and one girl
will be given a tube of lipstick, blush, and eye-shadow to hold. When you say
"go", the blindfolded girls will have one minute to put as much make-up on the
sitting girl as possible, while trying to put it in the appropriate place. (the girl with
the make-up is there to help hand the blind-folded girl the make-up.)
Note: This talk is very simple so students
can easily adapt it and present it themselves. Students often are more effective than
staff with this talk.
- The Worlds View
How many of you would like to be beautiful
and feel beautiful every day?
All of us want others to see us as beautiful
people. Part of the reason for that is vanity. But, part of it is a desire to be
appreciated for who we are. Unfortunately, the world usually judges people based on what
they look like on the outside, rather than who they are on the inside. Our culture puts a
great deal of emphasis on physical beauty. You could even say that we are obsessed with
beauty and beautiful people.
(Show some magazine pictures of beautiful
Just look at these magazine pictures which
depict what beauty looks like. This is what the world says we are supposed to look like.
However, many of us look at ourselves in the mirror and realize that we fall short of this
standard of beauty.
- Our View
Looking at these ultimate examples of beauty
tends to make many of us somewhat uncomfortable. Why? Most of us don't measure up to these
standards of physical beauty and we know it. We have too many curves in too many places
and when our hair is windblown, it looks windblown, not sexy. And we
actually sweat. And our make-up gets messed up!
Are you really comfortable with who you are
and the way you are made? Do you accept and like yourself?
a. Deep down, most of us probably don't - at
least not totally.
b. That is the reason so many of us spend so
much time trying to change the way we look.
- How many of you wish you had longer/thinner
- How many of you wish that your hair was
straighter? curlier? thicker?
- How many of you wish that you had a smaller
nose? fuller lips? longer eyelashes? higher cheek bones? a more shapely figure?
The tragedy is that most of us judge
ourselves and others on the basis of physical appearance. A natural result of using
outward appearance as our standard of worth is comparison - comparing what she has with
what I have!
[Give personal example from your high school
days of someone you wanted to look like.
- Inner beauty
Intuitively, we know that beauty is more than
skin deep. For example, think of the guy who your best friend likes. To you, he's
"okay" but to your friend, he's the best looking guy in the school. He has
qualities she likes. Haven't you ever looked at a couple and said, "How did he
end up with her?"
In the long run, inner beauty is more
important than outer beauty.
So why don't we spend as much time
cultivating inner beauty as we do outward beauty? You probably spend at least one hour per
day in front of the mirror trying to beautify your exterior. How much time do you spend
developing your inner character? When I say character, Im talking about those inside
qualities like love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness
and self-control. These are character qualities God produces in the lives of those He has
a personal relationship with.
- God specializes in making
people beautiful on the inside.
- He is the ultimate source of all that is
good and desirable.
- In order for Him to work in our lives, we
must have a relationship with Him.
- In order to know Him personally, we need to
understand some very important facts about God and ourselves.
1. God loves you.
The first thing you need to know to have a
personal relationship with God is that God loves you very much. In fact, He loves you more
than your family loves you and even more than you love yourself. God even went so far as
to prove His love for us. Does anybody here know how he did that?
According to John 3:16:"For God so loved
the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish
but have eternal life."
Even though God loves us, there is a serious
problem that prevents us from having a personal relationship with Him. That problem is
called sin. Sin is like our blemishes. Ugly!
2. Man is sinful and separated from
Romans 3:23 says, "For all have sinned
and fall short of the glory of God."
Sin simply means "falling short of
perfection", which is the moral standard God demands from us. Notice that ALL people
are sinful. Unfortunately, there are serious consequences to our sin problem.
It says in Romans 6:23,"For the wages of
sin is death."
The "wages of sin" means the
payment or penalty for our sin. The penalty of our sin is death. This death is not just
physical death, but also spiritual death, which means spiritual separation from God
forever. That's what hell is. Some people believe that they can overcome this separation
from God by trying to be good. But, God tells us that no matter how hard we try to make
ourselves acceptable to Him through our own efforts, we can never be good enough.
Why? Doing good deeds on the outside doesn't change the fact that we are still
sinful on the inside. You see, God looks at our hearts.
For example, lets say that a group of
people wanted to swim from California to Hawaii. Now we know thats impossible for
anyone, but this is for illustration. Some will swim further than others, but nobody even
comes close to making it to the shore. All fall short of the goal. The Bible says that
there is only one way to bridge the spiritual separation which exists between us and God.
That way is through the person of Jesus Christ.
3. Jesus Christ is God's ONLY
provision for man's sin.
The Bible says that because of His great love
for us, God became a man in the person of Jesus Christ, lived a sinless life here on
earth, and then died a horrible death on a cross. Jesus, being without sin, paid the
penalty for our sins through his death. The fact that Jesus is the only way for us to have
a relationship with God and go to heaven is evident in a statement that Jesus Himself made
to His disciples.
Jesus said in John 14:6, "I am the way
and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
(Jesus is the one who will cleanse us from
our blemishes and wipe them away.)
4. We must individually receive
It's not enough to know that God loves us and
that Jesus died on the cross for our sins. In order to experience God's love and
forgiveness, and to go to heaven when we die, the Bible says that we must first
acknowledge we are sinful and separated from God. Having done that, we must then put our
complete trust in Jesus Christ alone to forgive us of our sins, doing so with a repentant
(turning away from our sin) heart. The Bible refers to this decision to place our faith in
Jesus as receiving Christ.
It says in John 1:12,"Yet to all who
received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of
It's very important to understand that it's
only by our faith in Christ and what He did for us on the cross that we are saved
Its not from doing good works.
In Ephesians 2:8-9, it says, "For it is
by grace you have been saved, through faith and this not from yourselves, it is the
gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast."
Also, Hebrews 11:6 says, "And without
faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he
exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him."
5. The Prayer
Perhaps there are some of you here today who
have never made the decision to trust Christ as your personal Savior, but you realize that
you need Him. I would like to give those of you who are in that category an opportunity to
make that decision. In a moment, I am going to ask all of us to bow our heads and close
our eyes while I say a brief prayer. Those of you who want to ask Jesus to forgive you and
come into your life can pray that prayer along with me silently as I say it aloud. The
prayer that I am going to pray goes something like this:
"Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner
and that I need you. Thank you for dying on the cross for me to pay the penalty for my
sins. Please forgive me of all of my sins and come into my life. Take control of my life
and make me the kind of person that you created me to be. Thank you for saving me from my
sin and for giving me eternal life. Amen."
If that prayer expresses the desire of your
heart, then pray it silently to God as I pray it aloud. Remember, this is a decision of
faith that only you can make. Nobody else can do it for you. Let's all bow our heads.
(Pray here again.)
(This is a good time to have a student
share her testimony about how knowing God personally has made a big difference in how she
views herself and how He has begun to develop the beautiful character in her life. She can
encourage them once again to make a decision for Christ.)
If you just prayed this prayer and put your
trust in Christ, the Bible promises you that Christ came into your life. It also says that
you are now in Gods family, He will never leave you or forsake you, and you now have
eternal life with Christ!
What I would like to do now is get some
feedback from all of you. [Have some students pass out index cards and pencils now.]
Everyone take a card and pencil. As soon as you get them, please write your name, address,
phone number and grade in the upper left-hand corner.
[Give the students a few minutes to write the
Now I'd like to ask you to write any comments
or questions that you have about today. For example, what did you like about the today? Do
you have any questions or comments about beginning a relationship with God?
[After you have given them some time to write
their comments, get their attention.]
There are some of you here who, for the first
time in your life, put your complete trust in Jesus Christ to save you from your sins and
come into your life. If you are one of those people who SINCERELY prayed that prayer to
God for the first time, we'd like to know so we can give you information that will help
you grow in your new relationship with God. If you asked Christ into your life, put an
"X" in the lower right-hand corner of your card (or check the appropriate box
on the comment card.) When done, fold your card and pass it to the end of your row.
[Ask students to collect cards.]
8. Have a drawing for the door
prizes with the comment cards.
9. Make sure to invite students to
your next gathering, Bible study, etc. and give them a flyer.
10. Mingle, snacks, continue meeting
|From Fireseed Productions ©