///Saddleback HSM Weekend In Review: Volume 233

Saddleback HSM Weekend In Review: Volume 233


Weekend Teaching Series: Armed and Dangerous (1-off)
Sermon in a Sentence: Put on the whole armor of God.
Service Length: 73 minutes

Understandable Message: The weekend after Thanksgiving I asked my friend Aaron Crumbey (everyone calls him AC and you can check out his blog here) to teach our youth services. He talked from Ephesians 6 the classes message on the whole armor of God. He did a great job – AC is a great pastoral care leader in our ministry, so when he speaks to students it is obvious from his stories that he is heavily invested in their lives. I love having different voices speak to our students!

Element of Fun/Positive Environment: We played “The Last Game You’ll Ever Play” that involved a little shock buzzer from Amazon, which was both hilarious and entertaining. Everyone loved this simple game, and for sure were glad that they weren’t picked to play. Even for a holiday weekend we had great energy and students excited to be there. We also featured a 5-station World AIDS Day tour in our gym, so had lots of students volunteering at all services as well.

Music Playlist: Jesus Lead On, All I Am, Tear Down the Walls

Favorite Moment: I loved watching students pray for requests in the World AIDS Day walkthrough. It was a great moment to think outside of themselves and to care for those inflicted with this disease. There was a cool social media Photo Booth as well where student leaders would write statistics or facts on their hands/arms and they could take pictures for Instagram. Strong!

Up next: Baptism Celebration Weekend (1-off)

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About the Author:

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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