What We Did This Week

Dealing With Sin Social MediaWe had great nights in our student ministry this week. This past weekend we had our Collide Retreat so there was good momentum coming off that which carried into our mid-week nights. Below are the details on what we did.

What We Did at Porch (High School)
Upfront Game: BFF Showdown Round 2. A great game from Download Youth Ministry. We played the “round 1” version of the game earlier this year. You bring a few pairs of “BFF’s” on stage and they have to answer questions about each other.
Group Game: We didn’t really do a group game and normally don’t at Porch (we stick to mostly upfront games in our high school ministry) but we did kick off a NCAA March Madness Bracket Challenge. We gave students 15 minutes to fill out a bracket and will give the winner a prize pack in a few weeks.
Worship Set List: Let it Be Known (Worship Central), This Grace (Kristian Stanfill), Raised to Life (Elevation Worship), and Always (Kristian Stanfill).
Teaching: We finished our “Dealing with Sin” series by talking about making war with our sin. We talked about the command to put sin to death (Colossians 3:5), how we put sin to death (Romans 8:13), and what Jesus says about cutting sin out of our lives (Matthew 5:29-30). Click here to listen to the message.
Highlight: Talking about the topic of making war with and killing sin. It’s one of my favorite topics to talk about and something God has for years been teaching me more about.

What We Did at Edge (Middle School)
Upfront Game: Slurpin with Worms. Simple, fun upfront game. All you do is fill up some plates with whip cream and mix some gummy worms in. Bring a few contestants up and have them race to find and eat all the gummy worms. Only catch is they cannot use their hands. First one that finds and eats all their gummy worms wins. Click here to download the graphic we used for this game.
Group Game: The Purge. I saw this game awhile back online and was pumped to play it with our group. The game is simple but crazy. You give every student a blown up balloon and the goal of the game is to be the last one standing with your balloon. You want to try and pop other peoples balloons. There are no rules except you cannot physical hurt someone else. We put a 20 minute countdown on the screen and threw a bucket of “supplies” out in the middle of the room. The bucket had plastic spoons, balls, and bandanas. It was a crazy game and students loved it! Click here to watch a video of a youth group playing this game. Also, click here to get the graphic we used for this game.
Teaching: Finished our “Dealing with Sin” series by talking about making war with our sin. See details above under what we did at Porch. Click here to listen to the message from Edge.
Highlight: Playing The Purge. It was such a crazy game and our student had a blast!

Published by Austin McCann

Austin is the student ministries director at Redemption Chapel in Stow, OH. He has a BA from Piedmont International University and a Master of Arts in Religion with a Christian leadership focus from Liberty University School of Divinity. Austin enjoys reading, writing, playing basketball and golf, and spending time with his family.

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