What We Did This Week

Acts Social MediaWe had another great week in our student ministries! Below are the details of what we did both in our high school ministry and our middle school ministry.

What We Did at Porch (High School)
Group Game: Dueling Unicorns. We did this game last week in our middle school ministry and it was a blast! We decided to give it a try with our high school students and they loved it! It involves party hats, shaving cream, and balloons. Fun game for the students playing as well as the students in the crowd watching. Click the link above to read the details on how to play as well as download the graphic we used.
Worship Set List: Unstoppable God (Elevation Worship), Oceans [Where Feet May Fail] (Hillsong United), All I Have is Christ (Sovereign Grace Music), and Made Alive (Citizens & Saints).
Teaching: We continued our Acts series by talking about how God rescued Paul and Silas out of prison as well as used them to lead the prison guard to Christ. Click here to listen to the message.
Highlight: Having our campus worship leader, Jonathan Claytor, join us and lead worship with our normal Porch band. Our regular adult leader who plays and oversees the band was out of town so Jonathan came and filled in. It was cool to see our students get a chance to play and lead worship with him since they see him on stage every weekend at church leading worship.

What We Did at Edge (Middle School)
Opening Video: Toy Wars
Upfront Game:
Shake it Off. Easy game but loads of fun. We brought a few students up and had a friend of their choice put around 70 sticky notes on them. Then they had a minute and a half to shake as many sticky notes off themselves without using their hands. And of course we played Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off” while the students where shaking the sticky notes off. Couldn’t play this game without having T-Swift help us out.
Group Game: Scatterball. We play this game about once a month because our students love it and ask for it all the time. Basically dodgeball but you can only take up to 3 steps with the ball. We start with one ball and then throw a few more in as the game goes on. Click the link above to download the graphic we use.
Teaching: Same as what we did at Porch. We continued our Acts series by talking about Paul and  Silas being rescued from prison and leading the guard to Christ. Click here to listen to the message from Edge.
Highlight: Most nights I open up and lead the first game. Then I usually have leaders do the other parts of the service and I don’t come back up until I teach. This night I had my leaders do everything up until I taught. It was awesome sitting back and watching them lead our students. I love seeing our leaders get up on stage to lead games and help us pull off an awesome night.


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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