Weekend Teaching Series: Senior Weekend (1-off)
Sermon in a Sentence: God is constant.
Service Length: 82 minutes
Understandable Message: This weekend the freshman were coming in hot – promotion weekend arrived and we welcomed them with open arms. This week I brought up some of our team to share their story on stage this weekend – each of them answering, “What I wish I knew when I was a freshman.” Lots of different thoughts and perspectives and each included a fill-in and a verse. I got to pull it all together at the end challenging students to follow God’s path the next 4 years of high school.
Element of Fun/Positive Environment: We played Freshman Fear Factor putting a senior girl up against a freshman guy. We made sure it was totally rigged to give the freshman victory and it was an over the top game we do a few times a year that was a massive hit. We also brought back the Other Direction music video during the countdown and used the Sitcom intro video as well.
Music Playlist: Move (MercyMe cover), Blessed be Your Name, Our God
Favorite Moment: Spontaneously during the 1st service I started something we ended up doing the other 3 as well. During my wrap-up I asked all of the new freshman and our team to come on stage so we could pray over them. It gave me a chance to cast a vision for what could be with them, as well as commission their next4 years. Such a fun and I hope powerful moment!
Up next: SHAPE & Ministry Fair (1-off)