Senior Banquet Outreach
The Objective - To give high school seniors an opportunity to hear the Gospel and make a decision to trust Christ before graduation. Also, to have a blast recognizing some little-known or embarrassing accomplishments of particular seniors.
The Idea - There are lots of year-end activities for seniors in the months leading up to graduation. This idea is sort of an alternative to the more formal activities. The idea is for the junior class (or maybe Christian Club, if it is well known), to host a breakfast or dinner to honor member s of the senior class. The awards given at the event will be different from those at most others. These will honor seniors for things like; most embarrassing moments, best kiss, worst hair day, longest dating couple, shortest dating couple, smelliest locker, worst athletic day, funniest boy and girl, and anything else of particular interest to your school. You will also want to award important stuff like best male and female role models and persons who best lived out their faith. Awards can be actual trophies or plaques or papers.
After eating, invite a popular senior to give out the special awards. Give time for the recipients to make any comments that they would like. Finish the awards with the ones given for most inspirational. Have this person share a testimony of faith in Christ, and what difference their faith made in their life on and off campus. Follow this up with the speaker who will make more comments about the senior class and make the gospel presentation. Comment cards are either already on the tables or can be passed out at this point for students to give their responses. Offer a door prize to encourage comment card turn-ins. Special music and a prayer would be a good way to close the program.