Weekend Teaching Series: Stories Weekend (1-off)
Series in a sentence: Testimonies of life change.
Service Length: 70 minutes
Understandable Message: This weekend was ran by AC (yoacblog.com) as our pastoral care guy. He gathered up 4 students and one of our staff for a powerful weekend of sharing their testimonies of how God has moved in their lives. Alyssa (junior) shared how she grew up in the church but it wasn’t until this year that moved her to move forward in Him. Ian (senior) shared about how he was bullied and kicked out of sumer camp for fighting and how sports and girls were his main priority until he met Jesus. Catherine (senior) talked about how her relationship with Christ far out ways any romanic relationship or abusive relationship, that God is bigger than any of them. Paula (senior) talked about how coming to this country from Argentina and growing up in a pastor’s family and how when God calls us to do something we need to do it no matter what out of love and obedience. And Dillon (our graphics guy at HSM) shared about his family life and how when he met God, God gave him all these new passions and abilities that he didn’t know he had that could be used to bring God glory. Very diverse stories with tons of different take aways.
Element of Fun/Positive Environment: Being that is was a pretty serious weekend with students telling their life stories there was no games or funny videos, but the atmosphere after they shared was very open and friendly. We played a reflective song (Your Beloved) between the half the testimonies to have the student sit back and reflect on the words and how God is moving in their lives.
Music Play List: We Can Change the World, Divine and Holy, Your Beloved, What Would I Have Done, The Stand, Tear Down the Walls, God Above All
Up Next: Worship Together Weekend
(post written by Justin Knowles, I was on a student mission trip to Rwanda)