For some balancing activities, the teens had to walk toe to heel in a line all of the way down the aisle. It was a relay of four different teams.
They had to "build" a wall that using balancing skills. The bricks were brown paper sacks - one inside of another.
Later on, my brother-in-law/our preacher did another lesson about balance. His lesson also encouraged the teens to get rid of anything that would get them off balance. He concentrated on "that one thing" that was keeping the teens from being what God wanted them to be. Everyone's "one thing" is different. He listed different things that could be keeping teens from having balance: alcohol, smoking, drugs, pornography, etc. Lots of things that are affecting teens today. He encouraged them to be like Nehemiah.
Nehemiah's enemies weren't happy that Nehemiah was rebuilding the wall. They planned to harm Nehemiah, so sent him messages, asking him to meet them. Nehemiah knew they meant him harm, so each time he would reply the same way, “I am doing a great work and I cannot come down". He knew that what he was doing was worthwhile and also knew that his mission would not be of any benefit if he went down. He also knew he would be killed.
Ken encouraged the teens to say the same thing in their life: "I am doing a great work and I can not come down." This would mean that this school year the teen would say no to peer pressure. The teen would say no to their "one thing" that was keeping them off balance and not doing what God would want them to do.
What about you? Do you have something keeping you off balance?