DDD Frequently Asked Questions


1. What is Double Dog Dare-a-thon?

Double Dog Dare-a-thon is a special event to provide students the opportunity to invest in their friends who don’t attend church and bring them to our middle school ministry services!

2. When?

Begins Saturday, March 14, at 5pm.

Team registration link (opens at 5pm on March 14): https://form.jotform.com/200508510615141

Last dare must be completed and photo submitted on Saturday, March 14, by 9pm.

We’ll have a party at Mount Pleasant Christian Church’s Student Ministries Center on Sunday, March 14, from 9:15am-10:25am to show photos from the dares and award prizes to the teams with the most creative pics for each dare.

3. How does this work?

Each student invites a friend over (maybe to spend the night at his or her house—with parent permission, of course).

At 5pm the students visit the Double Dog Dare-a-thon website, register their team and begin the first dare.

They take a photo of themselves completing the dare and upload it to the website. The goal is to do the dare more creatively and better than any other student teams and per usual, act ridiculous.

Once the photo for the dare is uploaded, they get a special confirmation page with a link and password for the next dare, and this continues until they complete the line-up of eight dares. (or until time runs out at 9pm)

On Sunday, we will announce the winners and award prizes at 9:15am. Every student has a chance to win. Trust us…it will be worth it! (There will even be raffle prizes just for showing up Sunday morning.)

4. What if we have a group of three?

Although our goal is for teams of two – and prizes are designed for teams of two, if you really can’t find a fourth person to create a second team, we have an option for you to register a third student on your team.

5. What if we have four or more students?

Then you have two or more teams. A team has to have at least two students, but maxes out at three.

However, you can have multiple teams at one person’s house. They just each need their own phone, iPod, tablet, or computer to register and take pics of their dares.

Prizes are awarded to specific teams, not everyone at that house.

6. What do we need?

  • Shaving cream
  • A bunch of sticky notes
  • A pack of gum
  • Mashed potatoes
  • A few other household items
  • Internet connection
  • Device with a camera
  • Parents to drive students and their friends to the Student Ministries Center on Sunday!

7. Do students have to be in 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th grade?

Yes. This event is specifically for our 5th-8th grade student ministries. This is only for students currently in these grades. Everyone on the team must be in one of these grades, although they do not all have to be in the same grade.

8. What happens Sunday morning?

We will have a variety of fun games like 9-square-in-the-air, GaGa Ball, Hoop Fever, ping pong, air hockey, video games and table games for students to play.

We’ll have some prizes awarded randomly through a raffle.

All the photos submitted by all the teams for all eight dares will be displayed on a multi-screen slideshow on stage during the event.

We will bring up the top three teams who had the most creative and best photos for each dare and award them prizes.

Mike will teach a 10-minute lesson about Jesus along with sharing what we offer on a weekly basis for students to get connected.

Lots and lots and lots of fun!

9. Does each team have to have a student who doesn’t go anywhere to church?

That is the goal and what we are striving to get each student to do. We want them to invite someone who doesn’t go anywhere instead of just inviting friends who already come to MPCC or go to another local church. However, teams won’t be banned or disqualified if they don’t make this happen. But we’d like this to be the exception and only if a student has asked and been turned down by several students.

10. Do you need help?

Our weekend service leaders will be working hard to pull off this event on Sunday morning and they will be our judges on Saturday night rating photos as they come in for each dare.

However, we are expecting a very large crowd Sunday morning. If you can make it to worship on Saturday night or the 11:00am service on Sunday morning, we’d love to have your help from 9:15am-10:25am for this giant party.

Just send me an email if you want to help: Mike Sheley

11. What if my question didn’t get answered?

Just send me an email: Mike Sheley  Please keep in mind that the weekend of the event, we will be very busy so it may take a bit to respond, but I will do the best I can.