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SuperStart uses Legos and video games to teach important truth to preteen students —

By CIY Staff

Nearly every preteen in the U.S. loves Legos and video games, and CIY’s SuperStart program is utilizing both of those elements during its “Power Up” tour across the U.S. this spring.

The weekend conference that’s designed specifically for students in fourth, fifth and sixth grades will be coming to Windermere, Florida Jan. 26-27 at Lifebridge Church.
“Power Up is a metaphor that has really connected to students,” said Drew Crisp, SuperStart director. “Just like in video games, you have power-ups – God’s word has so many power-ups for us. I think that’s something they’ve been able to grab a hold of and understand. And being able to see them with the Legos in their hands – you can see it really dial them in to the message. As they connect those Legos together we’re able to teach that through Jesus we are connected back to our father in Heaven, and it’s super cool to see it all connect in their minds.”

" ... being able to see them with the Legos in their hands – you can see it really dial them in to the message. "

This year’s SuperStart tour includes the musical talents of musician Emeri Kornosky as well as a touring contemporary Christian band. Crisp, who is in his fourth tour with SuperStart, is also one of the main speakers on stage. But unlike many other conferences out there, SuperStart is intentionally designed to captivate the mind of an 11-to-13-year-old through interactive theatrics. Toward that end there are characters and a play that takes place over the course of the weekend, with members of the audience getting to participate along the way.
Seating is still available for this Florida event. For more information, please visit ciy.com/superstart.