September 22, 2009

Sermon Planning III

Filed under: Uncategorized — Neil @ 6:00 am

Once we’ve selected the series, when each message we’ll be taught, & who’ll do the teaching for each message.  Next, I’ll begin working on the creative elements & planning each worship service.

The creative elements (videos, stage design) we’ll be done as soon as possible.  In my current setting that means a monthly meeting w/ a team of adults.  I’ll email them a list of the upcoming series  w/ details like verses & major  teaching objectives.  We’ll then get together to brainstorm & dream of ways to creatively communicate the biblical truth to teenagers.

Once we’ve settled on ideas for each series each person is assigned w/ responsibilities for collecting materials, recruiting any needed volunteers, & set a date for designing the stage.

During this time we’ll begin working on videos that we’ll accompany each message or that can be used during the worship/announcement time of the service.  If a new song is going to be used during the series our band needs a few weeks notice to prepare.

This process has many benefits.  We aren’t depenedent on just the youth ministry staff for ideas, it uses the gifts of youth workers, & it gives more people ownership in the student ministry.


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