Weekend Teaching Series: Happily Ever After (week 3 of 3)
Sermon in a Sentence: A challenge to value yourself as much as God values you.
Service Length: 65 minutes
Understandable Message: This week was GIRLS weekend in HSM during the Happily Ever After series — we had an AMAZING guest speaker, Kim Hamilton Anthony. She is a four-time national champion gymnast from UCLA, and has been a chaplain to NFL wives for the last ten years. She told a small slice of her story (from her book Unfavorable Odds) including how she first started finding worth in herself by impressing her dad’s friends while rolling joints at age five. Kim drew the whole room in by revealing some actual events from her life, that had every person in the room hanging on her every word.
Element of Fun/Positive Environment: We did a magic mirror bit where a girl from the audience came on to stage and asked the magic mirror (think Snow White’s magic mirror) questions like who she was going to marry, how to be popular, and who the fairest at her school was. The magic mirror answered with ads for theknot.com and proactiv. It got a great laugh.
Music Playlist: How Will She Know [cover from Enchanted], Hosanna, Majesty, Came to My Rescue, We Shine
Favorite Moment: Kim had first the all the guys stand up each service and she challenged them to be men who treat women with respect. Then she had all the girls stand up in each service and she challenged them to carry themselves in such a way that demands respect. During both challenges you could have heard a pin drop. People were engaged and hanging on Kim’s every word.
Up Next: iServe Weekend and Ministry Fair (1-off)