This past weekend we had Student Ministry Sunday at our church. This is a special Sunday we do every year where our student ministry staff, leaders, and most importantly students take over the Sunday worship services and leads the rest of our church in worship. Our high school ministry band leads worship, students run all the media/tech, students greet people at the doors, students take up the offering, we have a student host, and more. You can click here to see some pictures from the morning.
Each year for Student Ministry Sunday I get the privilege to preach. This year Student Ministry Sunday landed on a Sunday between sermon series so I had the chance to pick what topic or passage I wanted to preach on. After praying for God’s direction and talking with our pastor I decided that to preach on the topic of worry from Matthew 6. The video of the sermon is below. I hope it encourages you and helps you in times of worry.
A few weeks ago we had Student Ministry Sunday at Christ Community Chapel (Stow Campus). This is a Sunday where our students takeover our worship services and they lead and serve our congregation. It’s aways a blast! You can click here to read more about what we did.
One of the things I get to do each year when we do Student Ministry Sunday is preach. I love speaking to our students on a weekly basis but it’s always a joy and honor to preach to our whole congregation. We have been in a series called “Story Teller God” where we are looking at some of the parables Jesus taught. I preached on the two debtors from Luke 7:36-50. Below is the video of this sermon that you can watch. Also, click here if you want to check out other sermons from this series.
I enjoy peaking into other student ministries to get fresh ideas any chance I can get. I love seeing what kind of games, worship elements, and teaching other student ministries are doing. I know I’m not the only person in student ministry that likes getting ideas like this so I am starting a new series of posts called “What We Did This Week” so others can get ideas from what we did in our student ministry. Frank Gil has started doing this on his site as well so I’d encourage you to check that out and get some ideas from what he is doing in his student ministry.
In our student ministry here at Christ Community Chapel (Stow Campus) our high school ministry, called Porch, meets on Tuesday nights. Our middle school ministry, called Edge, meets on Wednesday nights.
What We Did at Porch (High School)
Upfront Game: Ritz Blitz
Worship Set List: The Ascension (Phil Wickham), Sweetness of Freedom (Citizens & Saints), Where My Heart is Free (SEU Worship), and Man of Sorrows (Hillsong).
Teaching: We started a new series called “Jonah.” We are walking through the book of Jonah and last night we covered Jonah 1:1-3.
Highlight: I really enjoyed kicking off our Jonah series. Jonah is one of my favorite books of the Bible and I always enjoying teaching from chapter 1.
What We Did at Edge (Middle School)
Upfront Game: Ritz Blitz
Group Game: Mad Dash. This game is basically a four corners with a twist. We numbers each corner of the room (4 corners) and put down tap so each corner was a large triangle. We had a large dice on stage that the game leader would roll and whatever number it landed on everyone had to run to that corner. If it landed on 5 or 6 they could go to any corner they wanted. Last one in the corner is out. Play until there is one student left.
Video: Edge Games XI Promo
Teaching: We started the series “Jonah” last night as well and covered Jonah 1:1-3.
Highlight: One of our Porch students, Zach Bindus, led Mad Dash. Zach is a senior and is going to Cedarville University next year to start studying Bible and Student Ministry. He feels called to be a Student Pastor. It was good seeing him lead a game and get some ministry experience with our middle school students.