///Saddleback HSM Weekend in Review: Volume 246

Saddleback HSM Weekend in Review: Volume 246


Weekend Teaching Series: Think Different (series premiere, week 1 of 4)
Sermon in a Sentence: People have done incredible things by thinking different.
Service Length: 74 minutes

Understandable Message: Fun to be teaching again this weekend after the You Own the Weekend and Easter break! We kicked off a new series on the life and teachings of Jesus, and I also looked at the Apple “Think Different” campaign. I played the iStalk video that DYM Members get for free with their membership this month, and then taught students about 2 key areas where Jesus taught different. Giving your life away (instead of selfishness) and being forgiving (instead of revenge).

Element of Fun/Positive Environment: Students played in the band and greeted – lots of energy back this weekend despite one of our bigger schools having prom and Mother’s Day on Sunday. We had a couple fun videos, and a new game featuring random trivia from the schools that didn’t have their own You Own the Weekend series we just came out of. Really fun service!

Music Playlist: He is Alive, Take It All, God I Look to You, Learn to Love

Favorite Moment: This week we tried a new 10-minute fun connection time during 2 of our 4 services. It was a huge hit! Students kinda come in and out and often times those that come alone don’t know anyone else and those that have a few friends kinda stick to them. Fun to try this experiment – it went really well, might be something we do more often in the future. Yeah!

Up next: Easter Sunday (Worship Together Weekend)

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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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