///Saddleback HSM Weekend in Review: Volume 238

Saddleback HSM Weekend in Review: Volume 238


Weekend Teaching Series: Transformed (church-wide campaign, week 0 of 7)
Sermon in a Sentence: What are the roadblocks that keep us from being Transformed by Jesus.
Service Length: 69 minutes

Understandable Message: This week we had a big twist to our regularly scheduled plans! Pastor Rick decided to delay the official start of the Transformed church-wide campaign a week, so we jumped into gear with 48 hours to go before the service. At Saddleback, I always say you have to be flexible or it will break you – and this was one of the larger tests we’ve had of that statement in a while! I’m proud of the way everyone responded and jumped to make things happen – especially Justin who wrote an introduction talk since I was going to be away at a wedding rehearsal. Justin talked about the roadblocks of a transformed life, and did a great job setting the stage for the campaign.

Element of Fun/Positive Environment: We played a fun game of Rock, Paper Scissors … Pie! and kicked off a fun Olympic themed-game series pitting the classes against each other. There’s always natural energy/angst between the grades, so we trying to capitalizing on it for this series. Lots of student greeters,

Music Playlist: Wake, Divine and Holy, From the Inside Out, Grace

Favorite Moment: I was proud of our team for jumping into action at the last minute most of all. We also tried a new “after service event” called Extreme Bingo that was completely epic and fun, too!

Up next: 50 Days of Transformation (church-wide campaign, week 1 of 7)

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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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