Weekend Teaching Series: Refuel (week 2 of 3)
Sermon Title: Stop, Collaborate and Listen
Sermon in a Sentence: God wants us to live a refueled life, we have to stop and be quiet to hear His voice.
Weekend Scale of Difficulty: 6 out of 10.
Attendance: Up 1% from the previous weekend, up 63% from this same weekend last year
Service Length: 72 minutes
Understandable Message: This week’s talk was one I was living out for sure these days between prepping talks, the PDYM conference and getting ready for a New Mexico mission trip. No family time, no margin, no time with God! Truth is, we’re too busy and fill our lives with too much noise to hear God’s voice! We talked through the story of Elijah and used a stop light to describe the actions we need to take to create the opportunity for God to speak. I really love the video we made to illustrate the concept of crowding voices on our connection to God.
Volunteer/Student Involvement: Students and adult volunteers ran the control room, computer, lights, sound and cameras. Volunteers were great and jumped in all over the place. I gave the announcements in the adult services this weekend as well, and ran down just in time to teach. Sweaty!
Element of Fun/Positive Environment: We opened up with Jake’s Not Fair music video and also played a game where students had to guess the correct definition of a long and unheard of “re” word. Everyone voted in the crowd which definition was correct, and the contestant had to agreed or disagreed. All in all, great fun opening in keeping with the “re”fuel theme.
Music Playlist: Stop and Stare, One Pure and Holy Passion, You Deserve, Til I See You
Favorite Moment: We asked students to tell us the ways that they would commit to stop and be quiet this week – we used Poll Everywhere to have them text in whatever they want to say in 140 characters. The responses, moderated then displayed during the first song, were amazing. I’m excited to see what happens when we listen to God’s voice this week!
Next up: Refuel, series finale