Weekend Teaching Series: iServe Weekend (1-off)
Sermon in a Sentence: We were created to serve others – band together to overcome fears, look for opportunities to meet a need and use your S.H.A.P.E.
Service Length: 51 minutes
Understandable Message: This weekend I used a classic outline that walked students through a basic understanding of servanthood as it relates to our faith. I wanted them to understand they were gifted and how God uses our Spiritual Gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality and Experiences in making us to be His servants. The message was shorter than normal so students had time to visit the “join a ministry” fair we setup outside the youth room.
Element of Fun/Positive Environment: There were a ton of students around this weekend – mainly because they were manning the ministry fair booths after the service. This created a high-energy atmosphere for sure. There was only a short program this week, that included a good video interviewing students about being involved in ministry and what it means to them. We also introduced Hope, a new 2-year intern. Yeah!
Music Playlist: Solution, The Earth is Yours, Our God, To the Ends of the Earth
Favorite Moment: This weekend my friends Robby (formerly on the HSM team) and Ryanne had a great idea – what if we challenged students to help start one of the new Saddleback campuses launching this Christmas. What if we asked a group of students to not just be a part of a church, but to help start one! Very excited about the students’ response to the challenge to come to HSM on Saturday night, and serve at a new campus Sunday morning. So cool!
Up Next: 2020 – the Future is Now (Saddleback’s 6-week church-wide campaign)