Weekend Teaching Series: You Own the Weekend: Trabuco Hills High School (Week 1 of 3)
Sermon Title: We Come in Peace
Sermon in a Sentence: God gives us peace no matter what we face in life – divorce, death and … finals.
Key Verse: Mark 5:34-43 Jesus heals Jairus’ daughter
Weekend Scale of Difficulty: 6 out of 10
Attendance: up 13% from last weekend, up 79% from same weekend last year
Service Length: 66 minutes
Understandable Message: The talk was divided into three parts – a sophomore girl from Trabuco opened up the talk with some humor and funny pictures, then taught 5 ways to find peace in the midst of real-life. A senior guy from Trabuco then got up and taught the story of Jesus where he heals Jairus’ daughter and how God brings peace and healing in times of trouble. Then a senior girl got up at the end to talk about her life and how God brought her peace after the death of a close friend. More talking than usual, but a great chance to hear students talking to students. At the end, students received a friendship bracelet to remind them of God’s peace.
Volunteer/Student Involvement: Students did everything! Students ran the lights, cameras, music, announcements, shot/edited video, ran the control room, greeted. Amazing display of what students are capable of when given a chance.
Element of Fun/Positive Environment: The band opened up with a super strong power-ballad version of Trabuco Hill’s alma mater – that eventually built into a great rock song at the end. It was hilarious, complete with 2 fully-costumed Mustang mascots, flag waving, cheerleaders and streamers.
Music Playlist: We Are Trabuco Hills (cover song opener), Take It All, Thank You, It Is Well With My Soul, Came to My Rescue
Favorite Moment: Lots of great moments – my favorite was the realization that the students didn’t just plan the weekend, they worked hard to bring their friends to the services as well. From wearing T-Shirts all week to personal invites, the place was packed and was a blast.
Next up: You Own the Weekend – El Toro High School (week 2 of 3)