I borrowed this idea from Josh Griffin (student pastor at Saddleback Church). Thanks for the great idea!
Teaching series: "Focus"- Why we are here and what God has called us to be as a ministry!
Main Teaching point: Friends determine the direction of your life, so choose wisely.
Length of service: 55 minutes. 2 separate services for middle and high school.
Message Explanation: “Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble" Proverbs 13:20. It is much more about who you are with, than what you are doing. We need Christian friends to survive in a world of isolation. We were not meant to live the Christian life alone. In order to build true friendship, we must love through the friendship we have with God. He does not NEED us, but WANTS a relationship with us. A true friend cares for your soul. "There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends" John 15:13. What does your friendships look like? Are you a friend that pushes people closer to Jesus?
Element of fun: We played a game called "dance your hat and gloves off." The students had to wear a "beanie" on their heads and yellow plastic gloves on their hands. To win, you had to shake the glove and hat off in 15 seconds. It was hilarious! We recorded the service this week! I'm excited about the editing and slowing down of the footage for next week! The winner for each service won a brand new jar of peanut butter (family size)!
Music Set: We are the Free, Search My Heart, One Thing Remains, Sometimes
Favorite Moment: Watching students worship! I'm pumped to see the leadership in the students and the impact they are having on others! We have begun a student creative team as well! I'm excited to have students creating/editing videos for Source!
Thanks to Ashton and Bevin for creating a video bumper for the message:
Next week: We will Finish up our series this Sunday night. We will discover what God's Word says about worship. Is it just music? What does it mean to worship? I'm excited to hear Jared Sylvia teach the students on what a lifestyle of worship looks like in today's culture.