Tent Terrors

While on a camping adventure, Liz and the gang must face their own fears of braving the wilderness. Are those “things that go bump in the night” a bear, an owl,or some pranking friends? Who will win the battle of bravery, and who’s a scaredy-cat?

Before You Listen

After you listen

Memory Verse

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up”

Audio Icon   1 Thessalonians 5:11



In this episode, Liz and the gang challenged each other and participated in hurtful name calling. These actions spoiled their time together and damaged their relationships. Their adventure out in the wilderness could have been so much fun, instead it was filled with anger, fear, and revenge.

When we talk to family and friends, we need to be encouragers like Barnabas. An encourager always wants other people to succeed. An encourager lifts up another person by speaking kind words and by helping when needed. How does getting encouragement and giving encouragement make you feel?


Barnabas’ real name was Joseph. But people gave him the cool nickname Barnabas or “Son of Encouragement” because they recognized the way he encouraged other people.

Around the dinner table or during family time, ask if anyone in your family has a nickname. Share your nicknames and talk about where that name came from. (Some nicknames are hurtful, so quickly eliminate those from the discussion).

What if people started calling you a nickname based on the great way you treated other people? What do you think your positive nicknames would be? Think about your positive behaviors (e.g., Sharing, Laughter, Kindness, Joy, etc) and suggest nicknames for each family member.

For example, if Rebekah empties the dishwasher without being asked, you might nickname her, “Daughter of Helpfulness.”