Enjoying Spring Break this week and wanted to throw out a poll question this week to see what you do for Spring Break, too. Vote now!


Our team wanted to come up with a creative way to keep the Engage Spring BReak trip in front of our students. Parker and Travis came up with the channel surfing/sitcom idea that turned out great and was a hit with the students, too!


Here’s a highlight video one of our students created from footage he shot at last year’s Spring Break serve project. We started promoting it this weekend – excited to partner with CIY (Christ in Youth) again this year in serving our community!


Really slick little video the guys made to promote our upcoming Spring Break serve trip!


Weekend Teaching Series: Jesus (week 2 of 3) [read about the series arc here]

Sermon in a Sentence: Where are you in your relationship with the amazing Jesus?
Text: John 4 — Jesus and the Woman at the Well
Service Length: 76 minutes

Understandable Message: This weekend we had Doug Fields come and speak to the students – he did a talk about Jesus and the Samaritan Woman at the well. It was a great mix of humor and a serious challenge asking students to consider their relationship with Jesus. He presented the Gospel clearly and gave students plenty to think about over Spring Break.

Element of Fun/Positive Environment: This week we said goodbye and welcomed an intern. We hosted a short “thank you” for Haley who is leaving to finish her internship at another Saddleback campus, and said “hello” to Chelsea who is just beginning her time with us. We played a couple of videos for fun – including a sequel to last week’s summer camp teaser video and a funny video about no services next week (encouraging students to go to the adult services with their parents). Lots of student greeters, students on lights, band, camera control room and sound.

Music Playlist: Yours Forever, Our God, Revelation Song, Nothing But the Blood, Forever Reign

Favorite Moment: Lots of great moments in and around the service – I think that watching students come from the crowd to surround Haley was a memory she will soon forget. To be surrounded by those you’ve impacted when you leave is such an endearing and memorable moment, pretty emotional, too. Proud of her.

Up Next: No services in HSM next weekend for Easter – we planned it so the Jesus series finale would be letting students/parents attend the Easter weekend services together.