Weekend Teaching Series: Before and After: a study through Ephesians (series premiere, week 1 of 3)
Sermon in a Sentence: The person that I used to be and the person I am in Christ.
Service Length:
66 minutes

Understandable Message: This weekend AC taught for the first time in HSM – he walked students through Ephesians 2 and how we were before Christ and the life-change that happens at salvation. He did a great job explaining sin, the traps of Satan and salvation by God’s grace. The highlight of the weekend was when he had a student come up and share the story of her life, including a recent departure from God’s path that cost her things she could never get back. Her story clearly illustrated the amazing grace of God and how

Element of Fun/Positive Environment: This weekend was really straightforward with lots of welcoming students, a fun recap of our recent Rwanda mission trip and our 80′s skate night from this past Friday.

Music Playlist: Somebody That I Used to Know (A capella cover), Here For You, Majesty, What Would I Have Done, Savior of the World

Favorite Moment: Cayla sharing her story was incredible – made the whole message come to life. Incredible testimony to God’s grace!

Up next: Before and After (week 2 of 3)

Drummer Boy Opener

Josh Griffin —  November 15, 2011 — Leave a comment

Drummer Boy from HSM on Vimeo.

Amazing cover of Justin Bieber’s new Christmas single Drummer Boy to open up our services for the Do Something series. Is it a little early for Christmas? Yup, but students packed Operation Christmas child boxes this weekend so we thought it would be fun to help get them in the Christmas spirit during the packing. Fun!


From time to time we open our services with a cover song – a song from the radio or in our culture that has a fun element to kick things off. This won’t work in every context, but thought you might like to see what one of them looks like in action. Here’s one of our seniors, Kyle Smith, performing Muse’s Feeling Good at the start of Senior Weekend a couple weeks ago.


I mentioned in our weekend in review for services last weekend that we did a cover of Mumford & Sons’ The Cave. Here’s the video of it! Maybe the first time we’ve ever had a banjo used in a service, too. Ha!