Weekend Teaching Series: The Road Trip (week 4 of 5)
Sermon Title: “Loneliness”
Sermon in a Sentence: We must overcome many obstacles on the road of life — this week we take a look at loneliness.
Weekend Scale of Difficulty: 5 out of 10
Service Length: 61 minutes
Understandable Message: This weekend was actually the first episode we filmed on the Road Trip – but it aired in the number four slot of the actual series. We’re in Death Valley, California this week talking about loneliness. The imagery really supported the theme, the video was divided up into two parts – half setting up the concept/location, the other half giving help and hope from the Bible. In between we played Hillsong’s Desert Song, and then Jason Petty came on stage to wrap it all up live on stage. He was great, a clear message pushing students toward small groups and into a close walk with God whatever season of life they face.
Volunteer/Student Involvement: Students ran cameras, lights, sound, greeted and directed the weekend. Volunteers jumped in to greet students and sat with them in the service, some passed out bulletins/pens at the beginning of the message, too.
Element of Fun/Positive Environment: We had a fun roadtrip countdown video and “welcome to HSM” video. Our summer interns led a fun game based on some Flip videos we shot at the OC Fair this week. Students had to guess how fast someone from our team could throw a baseball, who would come down the giant slide the fastest, etc. Totally fun, and the great cover song got everyone having a good time right from the start.
Music Playlist: A Thousand Miles (Vanessa Carlton cover), Sing Sing Sing, Desert Song, Beautiful Lord, How He Loves Us
Favorite Moment: I really enjoyed the last couple of songs the band did this weekend – the band overall sounded great, and everything just came together in a powerful and responsive way at the end of the night. It was also great seeing two of the summer interns on stage, and had a great celebration dinner with the three of them afterward was super fun, too.
Up Next: The Road Trip Series Finale