I want to apologize because I said in Podcast #2 that we would go on location to show you what we do at our Praise and Worship nights for our students, but in getting ready for Easter services, I totally forgot to contact my student, who does our videos for us and so it was too late.Anyways, each month we do a Praise and Worship night for our students, in which we combine our junior high and high school students, and it is called FUEL. It’s on a random night at a random time. Its low key and intimate and we don’t promote it to get a ton of students. It not really an outreach event, but geared toward the believing student. It’s an extended time of worshiping God with our gifts. Some major expressions of worship on these nights is through an extended time of music (nearly 10-12) song, painting, drawing, journaling, praying, reading, communion, and so on. However, my team and I thought it would be interesting if he came up with a theme for our last Fuel, and we decided on “Encouragement”. To be honest it’s easy to think about it and talk about, but instead, at Fuel we gave our students an opportunity to encourage someone. Here is how the night went and I am going to break it down in how it flowed, and please know that this was not a high programmed night:
WELCOME from Taffy
1. Did you feel the mountains tremble – Delirious
2. To the ends of the earth – Hillsong United
3. In Christ alone – Keith Getty & Stuart Townend
Then David and I read and explained a little of how Paul wrote in Ephesians 1, Philippians 1 and part of chapter 2, and part of Colossians 1. Specifically, I read where Paul expressed joy and delight in those who were spreading the gospel. Well, that was the challenge for the night, that our students would do the same as Paul did and encourage those friends, mentors, small group leaders, staff, and so on in the faith.
And we did that by:
A) Setting up 2 tables that had 6 computers (Laptops), connected to the internet, to write their friends and encourage them through MySpace, Emails, Blogs, Facebook comments, or however they communicate to their friends. I told them not to just to comment on how cute they were in a picture or something like that, but to be specific, like Paul did and write something encouraging to them about being strong in the Faith or about spreading the good news.
B) We had another table set up so students could do the same thing, but write it out on thank you cards, or post cards you could draw or paint on.
C) During the service you could go and pray with one of your friends during the service.
4. Hosanna – Hillsong United
5. The Stand – Hillsong United
6. Hungry – Oldschool Vineyard
Then I came back up and had everyone stop what they were doing, to stop and pray for those friends in the faith
7. Facedown – Matt Redman
8. A life of love – ?
9. From the inside out – Hillsong United
10. Thank you – David Crowder Version
11. Mighty to save – Hillsong United
It was a great night of Worship
What do you at your praise and worship nights?
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