///Saddleback HSM Weekend in Review: Volume 229

Saddleback HSM Weekend in Review: Volume 229


Weekend Teaching Series: For the Win (series finale, week 3 of 3)
Sermon in a Sentence: Where are you headed – the wise way or the foolish path?
Service Length: 74 minutes

Understandable Message: This weekend we wrapped up the For the Win series in our high school ministry (you can actually purchase it here for $9 and teach it immediately in your youth group, too). The series was a great challenge to help students think about the character they are developing. This weekend we talked about wisdom, a departure from the character trait as much as it was about the path you are on. Instead of me just “talking” for the whole message, I divided up the talk into 4 scenarious and let students talk/debate each one before we looked at Scripture. It was really fun!

Element of Fun/Positive Environment: We had a fun game of “Let’s Make a Deal” since everyone was coming to youth group in costumes. We had a magical gold curtain, lots of random prizes (my favorite being a stuffed sloth toy) and made everyone laugh and feel a part of the group. Lots of student greeters, and an overwhelming energy (read: students talking during my message) because of the fun activity planned after youth group.

Music Playlist: Dancing Generation, Jesus Lead On, Your Love is Enough, Learn to Love

Favorite Moment: We had a fun after-service activity called Halloween Homecoming. Basically it was a fun dance (no twerking allowed), a costume contest (nothing scary, skanky or scandalous allowed) with lots of food and a Photo Booth. It went great – had so much fun!

Up next: Worship Together Weekend: November

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Josh Griffin is one of the leading voices in youth ministry with over 20 years experience in the trenches, most recently as the High School Pastor at Saddleback Church. He's the co-founder of DownloadYouthMinistry.com and been in 300+ episodes of the DYM Podcast with Doug Fields. He's created more than 50 youth ministry resources and authored several books including 99 Thoughts for Small Group Leaders. Josh and his wife Angela have 4 kids, which now includes 2 teenagers of their own! Contact Josh | Speaking Requests

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