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