A few years ago I had a misunderstanding with a student. But the difficult truth is that there wasn’t a misunderstanding at all. We had a silly gimmick to attempt to get more kids to come to youth group. For a month, every time a student came to youth group they got their name added to a raffle. For every friend they brought, they got to add their name twice to the raffle. At the end of the month we would draw a name and the winner would win a prize. A dramatic and costly prize. One of my seventh grade boys took this challenge to heart, igniting every competitive fiber of his being.