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Facebook Official 5-week Series Arc

 —  October 5, 2011 — 6 Comments

This weekend we’re kicking off a brand new series in our high school ministry called Facebook Official. It is a 5-week series on friendships, relationships, love and sex. Here’s the series arc for the next month in HSM:

Week 1: You Have a Friend Request [me]
I’m kicking off the series talking about friendships and how the depth of Christian community and faith changes how we interact with our friends and neighbors and affects who we friend and those relationships. This weekend will include a strong Gospel presentation and the ultimate friend, Jesus.

Week 2: They Kind of Guy I Want My Daughter to Marry/The Kind of Girl I Want My Son to Marry [Doug Fields]
Doug Fields is on for week 2 to share about boyfriend/girlfriend relationships. He’ll go over character qualities that he looks for in the kind of person he wants and prays his kids will marry.

Week 3: How to Live Happily Ever After [me]
I’m jumping in for week 3 to talk through true love and how to have a love that will go the distance. How do you know if you’re in love? How will I know if she’s the one? Is there more than one “Mr. Right” for me? Love and marriage is hard work, and this week we’ll look at what it takes to make love last.

Week 4: The Sex Talk [Doug Fields]
Purity, lust, and sex. It will be promoted heavily and be one of the biggest weekends of the year. SO excited!

Week 5: Pulling it All Together [me]
Pull all of these messages together in one final challenge and call to action for students to live a life in close relationship with Jesus that will change their relationships with everyone else. A close relationship with Jesus changes our friendships, changes our dating life, changes our marriage and changes our sexual desires. The message will probably include some sort of takeaway that pulls all of these messages into something memorable to remind students of their commitment.


Josh Griffin


6 responses to Facebook Official 5-week Series Arc

  1. This looks like some goof stuff. We recently were blessed with a daughter – I find myself gravitating toward relationship talks that touch on who I hope my daughter will marry/become. So, after doing that for a few years, we will probably have to move, right? Either that, or have her put my head on a platter. Do your Sunday lessons spill over into midweek lessons?

  2. Hahahah … awesome. And no, most of the year they are totally separate curriculum. JG

  3. Hey Josh thanks so much for sharing this! We would love to do this series in February with our students. Any ideas of when or if it might be available on Simply Youth Ministry?

  4. Thanks! It’ll be available at http://www.downloadyouthministry.com on January 2nd!

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