Date: February 15, 2009
Teaching Series: Xposed
Key Passages: Ephesians 5:3, 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5
Service Length: 60 minutes
Attendance: up 22% over the same time last year, up 3% over previous service
Worship Set: Holy is the Lord, Heart of Worship, Enough
Message Summary: We reviewed typical relationship “bases” and allowed Scripture to define boundaries in our lives. The sermon ended with a take on God’s view of bases.
Student Involvement: Students made up the worship band, ran lights, sound, and media. Students also served at our guest check-in, and all over the church.
Fun Stuff/Special Elements: Our theme was “baseball” since we were talking about bases. After a quick call to a local school baseball coach, we scored two jerseys. We morphed our sub-stage into a baseball diamond and walked around the bases as we talked. We had a vintage popcorn machine (with popcorn) as you entered the student center and used recorded baseball park music. For the opening of the high school service, we had four volunteers come up on stage and we had a “sing off” to “Take me out to the ballgame.” It was a blast!