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Goals

January 17, 2022

JANUARY 17 - JANUARY 23


Goals


Hey Lightglider!


Do you know what the goals of a Lightgliders are? Well, we have three overarching goals that never change: RESPECT, RESCUE, and RESTORE! We respect ourselves and each other at Lightglider Academy. We rescue Gliddles from the clutches of the Machines. And we restore the land from the blight. A goal is an objective that you are trying to achieve. Setting goals is important because they give us something to strive for! They also help us live with purpose and spend our time wisely. When we set a goal, we commit to think and act in ways that will help us reach it.

Glide On!

Santiago


P.S. Goals are also what I hope to score in my next soccer game!


Things to Think About

• Read Philippians 3:12-14 in the Bible. Why does Paul say he wants to reach the end of the race?

• What are goals and why are they important?

• What are the goals of a Lightglider?

• What goals are you pursuing?


Things to Do This Week:

• Check out the BRAND NEW Game of the Week, Laser Squad!


• Watch the Spark and Prayer Videos

Lightglider Goals

Prayer for Wisdom

• Use the Mystery Code - GOALS - to receive a surprise in your inventory!


Lightglider Academy Events This Week:

• Monday: Join moderators in Mission Control at 5pm EST / 4pm CST for Joke Time! 

• Tuesday: Come to the Spotlight Celebration and Talent Show at 6pm EST / 5pm CST in the Courtyard to congratulate this week’s Lightglider RES head recipients.  

• Wednesday: Let's play some games in Lightglider Academy at 5pm EST / 4pm CST! Join moderator Viola today for a Crazy Outfit Show

• Thursday: Join us for Bible Chat in the Library at 6pm EST / 5pm CST to discuss this week’s theme and verse! 

• Friday: Meet in the Innovation Lab at 5pm EST / 4pm CST for to share game ideas at this week’s time of Gamestorming.

• Saturday: Connect with the Ambassadors in the Courtyard at 4pm EST / 3pm CST for some fun and games. 

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Spotlights #74

January 15, 2022

It's time to spotlight some Lightgliders who have been shining brightly in the Academy.  Congratulations, Flash Mysterious Detective and Thistle Dazzling Basil: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

SO BRIGHT!

Nominated by moderator Flounder! Flash has great behavior in the Academy. He gives his friends (and even mods) complements. He is an awesome Lightglider! Way to go, Flash!

Thistle was nominated by her fellow Lightglider, Robin Pudding Trunk, for being very kind and making sure others are included. She is always looking out for someone needing help. Thistle loves to gift others and send encouraging postcards. She is a joy to have in Lightgliders!

Keep shining bright in all you do, Lightgliders!!

And you too can be in the Spotlight and receive the Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to wear. Keep shining in all you do in Lightglider Academy -- join the community events, show respect to other Lightgliders, create amazing postcards, rescue Gliddles, restore blight, lead other Lightgliders in a game you made up, or just be a positive influence to others. There are lots of ways to shine!

Blighted Grassland

It’s Tambika, calling on you again to take on a new mission! We’re sending you into the Grasslands, a sprawling area that’s filled with blight and Machines. Keep your wits about you and be on the lookout for secret areas! And check out that cool speedboat in the water; who do you think brought that to the Grassland?

We’ve picked up several hidden areas with our sensors. Look for these around fences, grates, and doors and you might find a ton of treasures!


Glide On!


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The Far Greater Story

January 10, 2022

JANUARY 10 - JANUARY 16


The Far Greater Story


Hey Lightglider!


Did you know that the Lightgliders story that you have entered into points to a far greater, far more important story? As you continue to learn about being a Lightglider, you’ll hear that we seek to respect, rescue, and restore. And you will learn how this points to The Far Greater Story, the true story of God’s love for us found in the Bible!


The Bible reveals God as the ultimate respecter, rescuer, and restorer. He RESPECTS us by creating us in His image and giving us dignity and purpose. He RESCUES us from the grip of our sin and selfishness through the death and resurrection of Jesus. And He promises to RESTORE us and our broken world one day so that we may live forever with Him. This is The Far Greater Story.


We are so glad you’re here. Yes, you are here to play games, meet friends, and have fun. But, your purpose for being here is far greater! 


Glide On!

Marlon


Things to Think About

Read Ephesians 5:1-2 in the Bible. What are ways to follow the example of Jesus?

• What is your favorite Bible story about Jesus and what do you learn from it?

• How can we best learn about and imitate God’s love?

• Why is the cross the ultimate example of love?

• What is your favorite family memory and why?

• How can you share the far greater story of God’s love for you?


Things to Do This Week:

• Play the Game of the Week, Hover Frenzy! Everyone on the leaderboard this Saturday gets a blue tinted glider!

• Watch the Spark and Prayer Videos

An Example to Follow

Why We Love

• Use the Mystery Code - STORY - to receive a surprise in your inventory!

• Check out the LGTV Video - Boosts Tutorial - on the front page to see how you can use boosts in the Academy and on missions!


Lightglider Academy Events This Week:

• Monday: Join moderators in Mission Control at 5pm EST / 4pm CST for Joke Time! 

• Tuesday: Come to the Spotlight Celebration and Talent Show at 6pm EST / 5pm CST in the Courtyard to congratulate this week’s Lightglider RES head recipients.  

• Wednesday: Let's play some games in Lightglider Academy at 5pm EST / 4pm CST! Join moderator Viola today for a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors

• Thursday: Join us for Bible Chat in the Library at 6pm EST / 5pm CST to discuss this week’s theme and verse! 

• Friday: Meet in the Innovation Lab at 5pm EST / 4pm CST to share game ideas at this week’s time of Gamestorming.

• Saturday: Connect with the Ambassadors in the Courtyard at 4pm EST / 3pm CST for some fun and games.

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Spotlights #73

January 8, 2022

It's time to spotlight some Lightgliders who have been shining brightly in the Academy.  Congratulations, Forest Dazzling Glory and Buttercup Lovely Adventurer: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

WAY TO SHINE!

Forest is nice to everyone she sees. She participates in events and is always patient and kind. Forest was also nominated by fellow Lightgliders for being an encouraging friend and always cheering up others. Great job, Forest!

Buttercup is a helpful leader in Lightglider Academy! She makes sure everyone is included and volunteers to lead games while we wait for others to join. Buttercup was also nominated by her fellow Lightgliders for being very nice to everyone. Way to go, Buttercup!

Keep shining bright in all you do, Lightgliders!!

And you too can be in the Spotlight and receive the Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to wear. Keep shining in all you do in Lightglider Academy -- join the community events, show respect to other Lightgliders, create amazing postcards, rescue Gliddles, restore blight, lead other Lightgliders in a game you made up, or just be a positive influence to others. There are lots of ways to shine!

River Journey

Tambika here, with another mission for you! This time you’ll be clearing the blight and rescuing the Gliddles near the River. After your success in the Waterfall area, I’m sure you’ll do great!

Be on the lookout for more secrets here! Anything that’s out of place might hide treasures and Gliddles! 

We also try to send supply drops to tricky areas. Look for areas marked with a glowing door--you’ll find supplies to help you recharge and get back into the action! Glide on!


Glide On!


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Ambassador Program

January 5, 2022

Hi Lightgliders!


Did you know that there is a leadership program inside Lightgliders? That’s right! Lightgliders who are active in the community and are continually showing respect to their fellow Lightgliders become eligible for the Lightgliders Ambassador Program. This program gives Lightgliders special privileges and opportunities to lead. 


After three months, Lightgliders can qualify for this leadership program and become an Ambassador.  After six months, Lightgliders can qualify to become a Senior Ambassador. To qualify, Lightgliders must show excellent leadership inside Lightgliders as evidenced by respectful social interactions, community event attendance, and helpfulness to others.  



Ambassadors and Senior Ambassadors are to be leaders and role models in the Lightgliders community. They receive a special glider, nameplate color, and privileges as well as responsibilities! Ambassadors can be recognized by their green nameplate, while Senior Ambassadors can be recognized by their blue nameplate. Moderators are recognized by their purple nameplate color. If you are new to Lightgliders, please ask an Ambassador, Senior Ambassador, or Moderator for help or even a tour! 



All the ambassadors and moderators are here to serve the community and are expected to interact positively with others and to make the online community welcoming and encouraging. They each receive a stipend of gold coins each month, so that they can give gifts from TreeMart and Glider Gear to other Lightgliders, such as gliders, stickers, and hats. They lead the weekly Ambassador Hangout on Saturdays at 4pm EST / 3pm CST. 


Everyone in the Lightgliders community, including Ambassadors and Special Ambassadors, must follow the chat rules. Anyone can lose their chat privileges and ambassador status at any time. So review the chat rules periodically and remember to always follow the first goal of a Lightglider – RESPECT!


Glide on!


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Daily Hangouts

January 5, 2022

Hey Lightgliders!


Did you know there are community events every day inside Lightglider Academy! Join moderators and Lightglider friends at these fun hangouts each week!


Monday: Joke Time at 5pm EST / 4pm CST in Mission Control. Join moderators and Lightglider friends to share your best jokes! 

Tuesday: Spotlight Celebration and Talent Show at 6pm EST / 5pm CST in the Courtyard. Each week Lightgliders are spotlighted and we want to celebrate them! Come say congrats, then share your own special talents on the stage at the Talent Show!

Wednesday: Moderated Games at 5pm EST / 4pm CST in the Courtyard. Come play some games with friends in the Courtyard! Duck Duck Boost, Crazy Outfit Show, Sardines Hide & Seek, and many more! Each week there’s a new game to play with friends!

Thursday: Bible Chat at 6pm EST / 5pm CST in the Library. Dive deeper into the week’s theme and discussion questions!

Friday: Gamestorming at 5pm EST / 4pm CST in the Innovation Lab. Share your game ideas with Lightglider Moderators!

Saturday: Ambassador Hangout at 4pm EST / 3pm CST in the Courtyard. Ambassadors will lead you around the Academy and play some fun games over the weekend!


Check your time zone and join us each day!


Glide On!


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Made to Shine

January 3, 2022

JANUARY 3 - JANUARY 9


MADE TO SHINE


Hey Lightgliders!


If you are new around here, we - the other Lightglider leaders and me - want you to know that you were MADE TO SHINE! That is something you will hear a lot around here because we need to know it and be reminded of it regularly. Let me tell you what this means.

• God created you uniquely. There is no one in the history of the world like you. No one else has your exact personality, interests, and talents. In other words, you were made

• You have opportunities every day to use your uniqueness to love God and to love others in ways that only you can. When you do this, you shine.

• When you put these two ideas together, it is easy to see that you were made to shine

And this is what we Lightgliders seek to do. With a lot of darkness in the world, this can feel like a big responsibility. But like a candle in a dark tunnel, even the smallest light can be blinding. If you’ve been to Machine Bunker in the Yonders, you know what I mean!


Jesus is the true light of the world. As we follow Him, we will shine like stars in the heavens and make an impact on the world. Let’s reflect His love and light everywhere we go this year!


Glide On!

Bryce



Things to Think About

Here are some activities for you to do and questions to reflect upon this week in Lightgliders. Do these by yourself or with a family member!

• Read John 1:1-5 in the Bible. What are all the things we learn about the “Word” in these verses?

• What does it mean to live in God’s light and to share it with the world?

• What do you think it means to shine?

• In what ways do you shine in the darkness?

• How were you uniquely made to love God and love others?

• How could your interests, personality, or talents be used to shine?


Things to Do This Week:

• Play the game of the week, Mission: Waterfall Cavern! Everyone on the leaderboard this Saturday gets a new hat!

• Watch the Spark and Prayer Videos

The Power of Light

Courage to Shine

• Use the Mystery Code - SHINE - to receive a surprise in your inventory!


Lightglider Academy Events This Week:

• Monday: Join moderators in Mission Control at 5pm EST / 4pm CST for Joke Time! 

• Tuesday: Come to the Spotlight Celebration and Talent Show at 6pm EST / 5pm CST in the Courtyard to congratulate this week’s Lightglider RES head recipients.  

• Wednesday: Let's play some games in Lightglider Academy at 5pm EST / 4pm CST! Join moderator Viola today for a Race around the Academy! 

• Thursday: Join us for Bible Chat in the Library at 6pm EST / 5pm CST to discuss this week’s theme and verse! 

• Friday: Meet in the Innovation Lab at 5pm EST / 4pm CST to share game ideas at this week’s time of Gamestorming.

• Saturday: Connect with the Ambassadors in the Courtyard at 4pm EST / 3pm CST for some fun and games.

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Spotlights #72

January 1, 2022

It's time to spotlight some Lightgliders who have been shining brightly in the Academy.  Congratulations, Viola Dreamer Jelly and Violet Legendary Guardian: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

You shine so bright!

Viola is a shining example of a new Lightglider! She is kind to everyone and includes others. She is already making tons of friends and we're so glad to have her at the Academy. Way to go, Viola!

And Violet Legendary Guardian shines this week for being at the top of the leaderboard for Glider Training! Nice work, Violet!

Keep shining bright in all you do, Lightgliders!!

And you too can be in the Spotlight and receive the Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to wear. Keep shining in all you do in Lightglider Academy -- join the community events, show respect to other Lightgliders, create amazing postcards, rescue Gliddles, restore blight, lead other Lightgliders in a game you made up, or just be a positive influence to others. There are lots of ways to shine!

Waterfall Cavern

Hello again! It’s Tambika, and I’m giving you a new mission in Waterfall Cavern, just underneath Waterfall Meadow. This cave seems to be where a lot of the blight is coming from, so we need to get in there and destroy the blight inside! Click on blight next to you to clear it. You can click and drag on multiple blight patches to restore them quickly! Blight usually covers treasures and Materials in the Yonders. Go ahead and grab them; you can trade them for cool stuff here at the Academy!

Clearing blight uses RES, the yellow bar to the left of your screen. If you run out, don’t worry. Just come back to the Academy and hang out. Your RES will recharge over time, and then you can go back to the mission where you last passed a checkpoint! Be on the lookout for RES orbs in the Yonders as well. Don’t grab the RES orbs if you’re already full on RES, or they’ll be wasted!

Glide On!

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Lightgliders

December 27, 2021

DECEMBER 27 - JANUARY 2


LIGHTGLIDERS


Hey there! Welcome to Lightgliders. My name is Kwan, and it’s my job to make sure you’re outfitted, trained, and ready for action. And that starts with you learning just what a Lightglider is!


Lightgliders are defenders of good, a force made up of individuals just like you that shine in the darkness and help out those in need. Right now, the land of Glideon is in need!


For unknown reasons, a mysterious gooey substance called blight is spreading all over the land. At the same time, strange Machines have appeared and are kidnapping lovable creatures called the Gliddles! It’s up to us to go on missions to clear away the blight and rescue the Gliddles from the Machines!


Being a Lightglider is a purposeful adventure. As you play, you will have opportunities to learn about the greatest adventure there is--to know God and to grow in His love for us.


If you are here in Lightgliders on a computer, click “Enter Lightglider Academy” to access the full Lightgliders experience. You’ll battle Machines, rescue Gliddles, clear blight, meet other Lightgliders, and much more.  


If you are here on a mobile device, you’re most likely already in the Academy! Explore the Courtyard, Innovation Lab, Library, and Mission Control! Play minigames, watch videos, create postcards, and read messages. As you do, you will level up your light bar and unlock more fun content. 


Many of the activities inside Lightgliders are color-coded, so make sure you know what the colors mean. Let me try to help!


Everything in Purple is a Game. There are lots of games to play inside Lightgliders.


Everything in Green is a Spark. These are short video stories that help us learn an important lesson from the Bible.


Everything in Orange is a Prayer. These are short prayer videos to do on your own or with a family member. 


Everything in Pink is a Postcard. Customize these and send them to your friends!


Everything in Red is a Message. These are articles about Lightgliders gameplay, the weekly lessons, Bible studies, and more. (Fun fact: You are currently reading one!)


Everything in Blue is LGTV.  These are gameplay videos to encourage fun, learning, and laughter. 


In time, you’ll learn more than just skills for battle and adventure. You’ll learn about the Far Greater Story found in the Bible, the story about the God who loves you more than you could possibly imagine.  As Lightgliders, we seek to RESPECT, RESCUE, and RESTORE every day because that is what God has done and is doing for us, in us, and through us.  You were made to use what He has given you to help a world in need.  You were made to shine!  


Welcome to Lightgliders! Let’s glide! 


Glide On!

Kwan


P.S. Come find me in the Innovation Lab!


Things to Think About This Week:

• Read Matthew 5:14-16 in the Bible. What does the Scripture say shines out for all to see?

• In what ways did you shine today?

• What is on your heart to pray about?

• What does it mean to rescue something?

• What does it mean to put others before yourself?


Things to Do This Week:

• Play the Game of the Week, Glider Training! Everyone on the leaderboard this Saturday gets a surprise in their inventory!

• Watch the Spark and Prayer Videos

Being a Lightglider

Hear my Prayer

  • Use the Mystery Code - LIGHTGLIDER - for a surprise in your inventory!


Lightglider Academy Events This Week:

• Monday: Join moderators in Mission Control at 5pm EST / 4pm CST for Joke Time! 

• Tuesday: Come to the Spotlight Celebration and Talent Show at 6pm EST / 5pm CST in the Courtyard to congratulate this week’s Lightglider RES head recipients.  

• Wednesday: Let's play some games in Lightglider Academy at 5pm EST / 4pm CST! Join moderator Viola today for Follow the Leader

• Thursday: Join us for Bible Chat in the Library at 6pm EST / 5pm CST to discuss this week’s theme and verse! 

• Friday: Meet in the Innovation Lab at 5pm EST / 4pm CST for to share game ideas at this week’s time of Gamestorming.

• Saturday: Connect with the Ambassadors in the Courtyard at 4pm EST / 3pm CST for some fun and games. 


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Spotlights #71

December 25, 2021

It's time to spotlight some Lightgliders who have been shining brightly in the Academy.  Congratulations, Archer Amazing Detective and Faith Ninja Explorer: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

WHOA SO SHINY!!

This week the spotlight shines on two amazing Lightgliders that have been nominated by their friends! Flounder has nominated Archer Amazing Detective and Stanley has nominated Faith NInja Explorer! Stanley said, "Faith Ninja Explorer is so kind. She is always gifting people, boosts a lot, and chooses her words wisely and nicely. She always reassures people and is such a blessing to Lightgliders. God Bless Her!!"

Keep shining bright in all you do, Lightgliders!!

And you too can be in the Spotlight and receive the Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to wear. Keep shining in all you do in Lightglider Academy -- join the community events, show respect to other Lightgliders, create amazing postcards, rescue Gliddles, restore blight, lead other Lightgliders in a game you made up, or just be a positive influence to others. There are lots of ways to shine!

Waterfall Meadow

Hi, Lightglider! My name is Tambika, and I handle administration here at Lightglider Academy. I’m ready to send you on your first official mission: going to Waterfall Meadow! You’ll learn the basics of gliding, battling, and rescuing there. Here’s a couple of tips to help you out: 


  1. Use your mouse to glide around. Remember to keep your cursor on the game screen at all times to maximize your movements!
  2. When rescuing Gliddles, you can carry up to five at a time. To rescue more Gliddles, drop the ones you have off at a Zipway to send them back to the Academy, and then go find more Gliddles!
  1. Remember to keep your distance when battling Machines! Stay close enough so that your defense system will activate, but far enough away so that you can dodge Machine attacks!


There are plenty of treasures and secrets in the Yonders. Keep your eyes peeled for things that don’t seem to belong in their surroundings! Hope to see you back in the Courtyard soon!

Glide On!


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