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If you’ve been reading my blog for a few years – you know that our annual student-run series called You Own the Weekend is one of the highlights of our youth ministry year. The idea came from a student who wondered what would happen if students took over everything – we merged and melted the idea into a series where for 5-6 weeks, students from each of the major high schools collaborate and pull off the entire weekend service. And they go all-out, too! Here’s a silly picture from this weekend where Capo High School even got the football team’s inflatable tunnel to use for decoration! Our mantra is that every student from every school gets an invitation to church.

So we’ve been doing this for 5 years now – tons of students come, everyone brings their friends and lots of parents show up to cheer on their teenagers, too. But, we had a first happen this past weekend. The high school principal came to his high school’s weekend service! It was incredible! Made me thrilled for our students, thrilled for the leadership they sit under each week! Thrilled what God is up to next. #awesomemoment

JG

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  • Sean says:

    That’s awesome! I’m looking into a YOTW for our group, but I feel like our group’s size would put us at a disadvantage. We’ve got a high school or 2 with one student on that campus (in a smaller church setting) Any tips? We’re also mixed High School and Junior High, how would you suggest the mixture on that one? Would we run two JH weekends, and then 3 HS weekends, mix them up, any ideas?

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