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Series Run down Volume 6

Date: February 22, 2009
Teaching Series: Xposed
Key Passages: 1 John 2:15-17, 2 Corinthians 4:18, Romans 12:2
Service Length: 60 minutes
Attendance: up 31% over the same time last year, up 7% over previous service

Worship Set: Undignified, Take, Take, Take it All, Mighty to Save, Revelation Song

Message Summary: This week we talked about everything XXX. We allowed God’s Word to speak into our lives in regards to pornography and sexting. As we read Scripture, we tried to put it into practice.

Student Involvement: Students made up the worship band, ran lights, sound, and media. Students also served at our guest check-in, and served all over the church.
Fun Stuff/Special Elements: We began our service by using an interactive “text-to-screen” application. We surveyed our students on 4 questions. 1. How many people have a facebook acccount (warm-up)? 2. How many people have looked at porn in the past week (separate guys/girls response)? 3. How many people have sent a sexually explicit text message? 4. How many people have taken a picture of themselves in a sexually explicit way? We didn’t expect some of the results. For example, about 30% of our girls had looked at pornography in the past week.

Series Run Down Volume 5

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!

Service Run Down Volume 4

Date: January 25, 2009
Teaching Series: LIVE | SERVE | GROW
Key Passages: Acts 2:42-47
Service Length: 60 minutes
Attendance: up 19% over the same time last year, up 8% over previous service

Worship Set: Salvation is Here, I am Free, Heart of Worship, Lead Me to the Cross, The Stand

Message Summary: We dismissed with our normal schedule this week to end our series with an hour of worship.

Student Involvement: Students did everything this weekend.
Fun Stuff/Special Elements: In the middle of our worship set, we had 20 minutes of stations. We had a scripture wall, global prayer area, meet me at the cross, journal, and purity commitment bracelet stations. We had pre-recorded music playing in the background during station time so we could be involved. It was an awesome time of reflection and the Spirit really moved!

Service Run Down Volume 3

Date: January 18, 2009
Teaching Series: LIVE | SERVE | GROW
Key Passages: Acts 2:42-47 (specifically vs 46 &47)
Service Length: 61 minutes
Attendance: up 23% over the same time last year, down 13% over previous service

Worship Set: Sing, Sing, Sing, Salvation is Here, Mighty to Save
Communion Song: Jesus Messiah
Offering Song: Love is Here

Message Summary: The early church understood that transformation doesn’t just happen in the alone. It’s important for us to be connected to a community. In order to experience growth in community and effectively talk to others about Jesus we need to be growing our foundation. We need to “grow roots to show fruit.”

Student Involvement: Students made up the band, ran audio, propresenter, guest check-in, and student check-in.
Fun Stuff/Special Elements: We began our message by utilizing our table groups to create playing card castles. The table that could create the tallest card castle won. The illustration pointed to the need for a strong foundation. We launched our sign-ups for CrossWalk University.

Service Run Down Volume 2

Date: January 11, 2009
Teaching Series: LIVE | SERVE | GROW
Key Passages: Acts 2:42-47 (specifically vs 44 & 45), Ephesians 2:8-10, 1 Timothy 4:12, 2 Corinthians 9:6
Service Length: 67 minutes
Attendance: up 25% over the same time last year, up 14% over previous service

Worship Set: Sing, Sing, Sing, We Shine, Heart of Worship, Enough
Communion Song: East to West
Offering Song: Point of Difference

Message Summary: The early church understood that transformation doesn’t just happen in the mind. Holy transformation in an entire body/life/soul experience. The church not only sold their possessions, but gave of their lives. It’s so easy to write a check and mark service off of your to do list. When we give of our lives, we not only serve others but experience transformation from the inside out.

Student Involvement: Students made up the band, ran audio, propresenter, guest check-in, and student check-in.
Fun Stuff/Special Elements: We began our message by utilizing our table groups to write thank you notes to their favorite teacher. The idea was to say thank you to someone already serving them. Those who read from their Bibles out loud received a free Babe Ruth candy bar. We also launched our “hour of service” sign-ups.

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