Fun little video promoting a couple of HSM’s upcoming tailgate parties. Lots of energy and capturing that awesome school spirit. We picked the 2 biggest games of the year that hit 4 of our big 5 high schools. Going to be a GREAT night!


Fun video from Trabuco Hills High School’s You Own the Weekend! I love that You Own the Weekend combines the passion for their high school, school spirit and church. Great weekend, Trabuco!


Fun video our students from Trabuco Hills made for their services during You Own the Weekend!


Weekend Teaching Series: You Own The Weekend (series premiere, week 1 of 5)
Sermon in a Sentence: Love God, love others.
Service Length: 65 minutes

Understandable Message: This weekend was the kick off weekend to our annual “You Own The Weekend” series. During this series, each of the 5 major high schools in the area gets one weekend to “own.” They are in charge of everything from the control room to the podium! The first school to kick it off was Trabuco Hills High School, and they blew it out of the park! They focused on the first and second greatest commandments: Loving God, and loving others. They first taught on loving God, using a student speaker. He focused on how loving our God is and why/how we love in return. They then taught on loving others through the use of a speaker video (composed of 5 students sharing their thoughts and scripture). They spoke about how us loving others is only possible because our love of God. They also spoke about how and why we are called to love others! The whole weekend was brought home by a student sharing their testimony, as well as a TEACHER FROM THEIR SCHOOL sharing his story over video. It was so cool for the students to know that there is some at their school that supports them and wants to talk with them. It was a great weekend and an awesome kick start to the series!

Element of Fun/Positive Environment: Well, since it was Trabuco Hill’s weekend, there was a lot of school spirit decorations, as well as decorations that fit their “love” theme (which were just clearance Valentine’s day decorations. Boom.). There were also a couple great parody videos made by some of our talented video students.

Music Playlist: Perfect Love, Your Love Never Fails, Learn to Love, and My God is Love.

Favorite Moment: The whole weekend was a giant highlight for me because one of my favorite things is seeing students using their gifts and abilities to serve the Lord. It is great having opportunities like “You Own The Weekend” because they require so many different kinds of gifts and gives us the chance to mobilize a lot of students.

Up next: You Own The Weekend [Mission Viejo High School] (week 2 of 5)

(this post was guest written by Colton Harker, student leadership coordinator in HSM)

This weekend we wrapped up the You Own the Weekend series in HSM – here is the video calling for unity at the end of the series, preparing us for what God would do with a student ministry TOGETHER committed to Him. Had some fun with the teaching time in this one, I think it was pretty fun.


We Are Trabuco

 —  March 1, 2011 — 2 Comments

This video … is painful … and awesome. Hahahah … from Trabuco Owns the Weekend.


Quinn’s story from Trabuco Hills’ You Own the Weekend in HSM.


Weekend Teaching Series: You Own the Weekend: Trabuco Hills HS (series premiere, week 1 of 5)
Sermon in a Sentence: Jesus brings peace to the stress of life.
Service Length: 68 minutes

Understandable Message: You Own the Weekend is all about students doing everything – and this week several students crafted a 3-part message on the event in the Bible where the wind and the waves were calmed by Jesus. The 3 parts of the talk each focused on a different part of the story, with a testimony (the first live and the second on video) breaking up the segments. The students had so much Scripture to use this weekend they even filled the back of the bulletin with lists of verses on worry and stress. Good stuff.

Element of Fun/Positive Environment: Students shot and edited several videos for the weekend – including a tremendously off-tune version of We Are the World called We are Trabuco. Painful to watch, hilarious in the a crowd. They also had the school mascots on stage, as well as a fun video shot all over their campus helping set up the big idea on stress.

Music Playlist: Salvation is Here, God is Love, Love Came Down, Salvation is Here (reprise)

Favorite Moment: You Own the Weekend’s big idea is that every student from every school gets an invitation to church. So many non-church students show up and participate in the service, it is incredible to see the turnout and get a chance to meet them. What an incredible weekend!

Up Next: You Own the Weekend: Mission Viejo HS [series premiere, week 2 of 5]