Weekend Teaching Series: You Own the Weekend: Capo Valley High School (Series Finale)
Sermon Title: We are Ambassadors
Sermon in a Sentence: Jesus has been represented poorly in the world, it is time for a generation of students to rise up and represent Him well.
Key Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:20 So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!”
Weekend Scale of Difficulty: 5 out of 10
Attendance: down 11% from last weekend, up 85% from same weekend last year
Service Length: 59 minutes
Understandable Message: The talk was divided up into 3 parts again this week – the first was a junior Cap guy who talked about commons forms of Jesus – most representing Him incorrectly to the world. He showed, animated Jesus, Yes Jesus, giant Jesus and Jesus who loves puppies. The second student, a Capo senior guy, talked about how we are the ambassadors of Jesus to the world. He apologized to the non-Christians who have been hurt or wounded by Christians, and admitted that we all failed when living the life God calls us to. He also challenged the students to represent Jesus at all times, like we represent our high school when we’re on campus or not. The final part of the talk was another senior Capo guy, who shared his story of abuse and divorce and how he is doing his best despite those challenges to represent Christ in his school and to his younger brother.
Volunteer/Student Involvement: Students did everything! Students ran the lights, cameras, music, programmed, announcements, shot/edited video, ran the control room, emceed, greeted, taught and decorated.
Element of Fun/Positive Environment: The building was impressive to look at – they had an inflatable football entrance tunnel as you entered The Refinery, and the 10ft tall inflatable Cougar’s mouth had to be seen to be believed – I’ll try to post pictures soon. Capo was represented well with a ton of cheerleaders, balloons and streamers. They played a cool “takeover” video and song at the beginning, and a funny dance video filmed at the school, too.
Music Playlist: Take It All
Favorite Moment: The series ended well – we announced this week that You Own the Weekend 2 will come out this May – Tesoro, Mission Viejo and “Everyone Else” will get their shot this Spring. There’s been an exciting connection between student leadership and friendship evangelism, and I’m excited to take it through all of the campuses this year. This is almost for sure going to become an annual series.
Next up: Taffy is doing a 1-off on Love and it is also our Chi Alpha discipleship retreat weekend.