Fun video this weekend in HSM introducing a newer staff member to our students. Ive got a feeling that HSM Talks is going to be a regular part of our services for a while. Ha!

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Parker from the Future has been a live-action character with a scooter time machine for the past few weekend services during HSM’s 2020: The Future is Now series. Now introducing the new line of action figures!

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Weekend Teaching Series: 2020: The Future is Now (week 3 of 6)
Sermon in a Sentence: What are you chasing? The pursuit of money isn’t a worthy goal for your life and your future.
Service Length: 78 minutes

Understandable Message: HSM was pumped to have Doug Fields teach this weekend as part of the future series. He’ll be back the next 2 weeks, too! His message focused on what we are chasing after with our life, and how we are a product of our culture – which means that without thinking we could assume the pursuit of money and wealth is worthwile for our lives. He challenged students to reconsider their attitude about money, and to be giving, give out of abundance and give out of sacrifice.

Element of Fun/Positive Environment: This weekend was a super clean program, just a couple of video elements, music and teaching. We also introduced the eBay offering campaign that will run for the next 2 weekends – more details on that here if you missed it.

Music Playlist: Golddigger [Kanye West cover], No One Higher, The Stand, Sing Sing Sing, May the Words of My Mouth

Favorite Moment: Having Doug back teaching in HSM for the first time this fall was awesome. So excited for the next couple of weeks!

Up Next: 2020 – The Future is Now: week 4

The second in a series of fun bits for the GUYS weekend of Happily Ever After and AXE Body Spray.

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Fun little video we made for the GUYS weekend of the Happily Ever After series. The first of two …

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A video we “found” to help introduce new HSM team member Chris Wohlers that we played during the Happily Ever After kickoff weekend. So funny!

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Chris Wohlers was added to the HSM team this week – we’ve been praying for the right new addition to the team and he’s the man! Chris grew up in the church, Saddleback’s High School Ministry, and was a small group leader already. He will be helping out primarily developing the weekend entry-level service and continuing to grow the area of spiritual growth. Yeah!

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This week I created a new team award – I called it Unforgettable Moments in HSM History.

We picked up this inexpensive plaque at a local trophy shop and announced the first winner at a recent meeting. I gave it to Chris Wohlers, new to the HSM team. We were doing a funny bit live on stage during the Air Guitar activity last week, and it involved a complicated dance move that ended up with me tackling him, ruining his new HSM shirt and even giving him a war injury.

So why the award? I want to create a culture, I want memories, and I want to invite others to help me create this environment to work in. We work hard, we give everything, we love students. And now there are 11 empty spots on this plaque for more moments that bond us together as a team and help us remember the fun we have serving Jesus in youth ministry.

Might be a fun idea to start with your volunteers at your next team meeting!

JG