Win: For students to know that they have been baptized with power and a mission. Pre-Gather 6:00 - 6:15pm in Student Center and HallwayKey Steps:Setup NameTagsGet bibles boxes to small group spacesPray with teamSplit up snacks and drinks in small group spacesMusic in Student CenterSetup activity as they enter________________? Gather 6:15-40(Student Center)Key Steps2 people at doors to greetActivity _______________ ?Get to know you large groupDo you like being on the water? Why or why not?If you could be a priest, prophet, or king(queen) what would you choose and why?Video:_____________Proclaim 6:40-7:00(Student Center)Key StepsRecap:What is a Sacrament: Outward sign of inward graceWhat are they?What is the Sacrament of Reconciliation? Restoring friendly relations with God & showing your sorrowWhat is sin?I know what is right, I know what God wants...I don't carechoosing yourself over another/GodHas repercussionsSacrament of Baptism(Paul)___________________ Break 7:00-7:40pm(All Over)Key Steps: Scavenger HuntMission: Groups will need to run around the church looking for symbols of sacraments and baptism. Split the groups as much as possibleSnackSmall Group________________Baptism of Jesus OR Romans 8:14-17: Make sure everyone opens up their bible and reads along Do you remember anything from your Baptism or have you seen a video of it? What stood out to you? If not, have you ever witnessed a Baptism? What do you remember about it?When you think of a father, what virtues or qualities do you think of?Do you see God as your Heavenly Father? How?What are some practical ways that you are able to serve the Church?What can you do in your daily life to show God’s love to those you know who don’t have a relationship with Him? What does it mean to you to be an adopted son or daughter of God?What does it mean to be “led by the Spirit of God”? Do you think that you live your life in this manner?What do you think St. Paul means when he says that we are “heirs of God”? What good things do you believe God wants to give you?What type of suffering do you think St. Paul is talking about? Why do you think we need to suffer with Christ in order to be glorified with Him? Send 7:40-8:00pm(Student Center)Key StepsRenew Baptism Activity_____________Announcements30Hour Famine is happening next month. Start thinking about it.
Win: For students to know that that they have been set free and that the tool of Reconciliation is always available. Pre-Gather 6:00 - 6:15pm in Student Center and HallwayKey Steps:Setup NameTagsGet bibles boxes to small group spacesPray with team(we always miss this!)Split up snacks and drinks in small group spacesMusic in Student CenterSetup and start Puzzles and Jenga games Gather 6:15-40(Student Center)Key Steps2 people at doors to greetPuzzles & Jenga in 102Get to know you large groupWhat is something stupid you have done?Have you ever broken something that cannot be fixed? Simply has to be replaced.Proclaim 6:40-7:00(Student Center)Key StepsWhat is a Sacrament: Outward sign of inward graceWhat are they?What is Sacrament of Reconciliation vs Penance?R: Restoring friendly relations(apology)P: Outward sign of your sorry(making up for it)What is sin?I know what is right, I know what God wants...I don't carechoosing yourself over another/GodResult: Negative outcomes: hurts others, hurts yourself, hurts relationship with God.These negative outcomes brings feelings of shame, guilt, fear, and separates us from friendly relationsSo Jesus gave us a toolSacrament of Reconciliation is a chance for us to be free from shame and to build a bridge back to GodProcess: Examen: reflect on your day/week/month and remember ANYWHERE where you put yourself before othersConfess: Share with Jesus(the priest stands in place of him)Contrition: Apologize, Ask for forgiveness, verbally say you are going to try betterAbsolution: Priest as Jesus will wipe the slate cleanPenance: Outward sign of your repentance Break 7:00-7:50pm(Stations: 25 min each)Key Steps: Station 1: ConfessionExamen in Rm 102(music) with journalsConfession in 103, Atrium, 105Pray in RoncalliLight lantern outsideStation 2: ReflectionSnackScripture: Make sure everyone has the chance to open up the bible, read the passage, and have them journal these questions before sharingProdigal Son: Luke 15:11-32What is this story about?Who did the son impact with his actions? Who else did he impact that might not have been mentioned. Give an example of a time when you have been forgiven by someone.Give an example of when you have forgiven someone else.What would it be like if God did not forgive and we had to work ALL of our sins off. Send 7:50-8:00pm(Student Center)Key StepsPrayerAnnouncements30Hour Famine is happening next month. Start thinking about it. Video: Nooma or 30hour famine
Win: For students to have a better understanding and NOTICE a rhythm of life as well as a rhythm to the Church Pre-Gather 6:00 - 6:25pm in Student Center and HallwayKey Steps:Setup NameTagsGet bibles boxes to small group spacesPray with team(we always miss this!)Split up snacks and drinks in small group spacesMusic in Student Center Gather 6:25-50(Student Center)Key Steps2 people at doorssplit students into 4 seasonsKnow it or Blow it in Student Center(Paul)Each question has multiple questions1 person on the team decides who answers the question, each person can only say one answer. When one person gets a wrong answer the question moves to the next group and they can stealVideo: Nerf VideoGet to know you large groupIf you had an invisible pet, what would it be?If you could pick ANY other day than Dec 25 for Christmas, what would it be? Proclaim 6:50-7:05(Student Center)RhythymSpell itEverything functions on this. Examples?Awesome way to experience life!Ups AND DownsPhysically and spiritually has affects on usHelps us to remember things easier(grouping)Sleep cycles, Metabolism, attentionAllows us to enter into God in different waysLiturgical Season(Handout)Briefly go through them Break 7:05-7:30pm(spread out)Key Steps: Make sure everyone has the chance to open up the bible and have them journal these questions before sharingRead Ecclesiastes 3:1-15In your own words, what is this scripture teaching us? What is your favorite season? Liturgical season?Why is it important that we do the same thing year after year?How can you try to enjoy other seasons besides Christmas and EasterHow can we grow more each year? Give me 3 steps for the next 3 years th at you can grow. Send 7:30-8:00pm(Student Center)Liturgical Trivia(Paul)
Small Group NightWin: for students to continue to dive into scripture and into relationship with each other. Example Schedule(feel free to plan your own)6:30 Welcome everyone in. As they come in have pizza and drinks available. Also have a game of spoons ready(how to play)7:00 Family name game(how to play)7:20 Check In(highs and lows)7:30 Bible Study(need bibles, journals, and pens) Luke 5: 1-11Introduce the W.R.A.P. method and how you are going to read the bible before the bible studyPick 3 volunteers to read. WRAP Method:Reader 1: read whole passage normalTake a minute and think about the verseReader 2: read whole passage a little slowerW: WRITE down a word, words, or verse that sticks out to you. Does it inspire you?, Bother you? sound weird? interesting?R: REFLECT: Write answers to these questions regarding the particular word/phrase that stuck out to youhe Holy Spirit is making this word/phrase grab your attention. Why?Imagine that you are having a conversation with Jesus and He says these words. How do you respond? Write out the conversationHow do these words make you feel?Reader 3: read whole passage a little slowerA: APPLY: Write answers to these questions regarding the particular word/phrase that stuck out to youWhat does that word/phrase mean for you tomorrow?God is always calling us to action, what does He want you to do?: PRAY/PRAISE/PAUSE: Write these out as wellrayer for something regarding this actionThank God for speaking to youPause and be still before moving on.
Bottom Line: The Word of God is not simply a thing, it is alive and relevant. Bible 101: New TestamentWin: for students to understand WHY the New Testament is important to them personally. Schedule6:30 Paul Recap and Welcome Questions6:45 Joy Fallon Show Introduction7:00 Interview Fr. Alan7:30 Game: Skee Ball7:35 Snack and Family Group8:00 end sharp Pre-Gather 6:20 - 6:30p in Student Center/AtriumKey Steps:Core Team needs to touch base with each other and prayScreen Game Gather 6:30pm-7:00pm – (Atrium)Key Steps:Paul does a quick recap and Intro questionsJoy Fallon Show IntroductionTheme MusicIntroduce the Topic: Bible 101: NEW TestamentIntroduce Fr. Alan Zobler and ask some personal questionsGame: Speak Out(3 students come up and play the mouth guard game with Father and Joy) Proclaim 7:00pm-7:30pm(Atrium)Key Steps:Interview w/ Fr. Zobler(he will provide prompts)Game: Giant Skee Balla ramp will be brought outFr Alan and 3 students has to roll balls up it and into buckets that students are holding with certain points on them. person with the most points win Break 7:30pm-7:55pm(Atrium or Everywhere)Key Steps:SnackEither Fr Zobler or family groups separately will go through an Ignatian ExerciseIf there is time, Q & A with Fr Zobler End 8:00pm
Bottom Line: The Word of God is not simply a thing, it is alive and relevant. Bible 101: Old TestamentWin: for students to understand WHY the Old Testament is important to them personally. Schedule6:30 Paul Recap and Welcome Questions6:45 Joy Fallon Show Introduction7:00 Interview Sr. Ann7:30 Game: Dance your hat and gloves off w/ 2 students7:35 Snack and Family Group8:00 end sharp Pre-Gather 6:20 - 6:30p in Student Center/AtriumKey Steps:Core Team needs to touch base with each other and prayBill Exchange(everyone gets 10 bills. They try to win other's $ by flipping coin, RPS, thumb wrestling) Gather 6:30pm-7:00pm – (Atrium)Key Steps:Paul does a quick recap and Intro questionsJoy Fallon Show IntroductionTheme MusicIntroduce the Topic: Bible 101: Old TestamentIntroduce Sr. Ann Mary and ask some personal questionsGame: Trivia(Sr. Ann answers bible questions and prize goes to the students) Proclaim 7:00pm-7:30pm(Atrium)Key Steps:Interview w/ Sr. Ann Mary(she will provide prompts)Game: Dance your Hats and Gloves off2 students come up and play with Sr. AnnEach person puts on hat and gloves and have 15 seconds to dance it off. 1 point for each glove, 2 points for the hat Break 7:30pm-7:55pm(Everywhere)Key Steps:SnackFamily groups will be given 1 scripture passage and 1 movie theme and will have to act out that story in that movie themeThe groups have 10 minutes to come up with a planSeparate the groups if both leaders are there and the group is too large. We will have 6 options just in caseCome back to the Atrium and Joy Ermie will host the groups and their skits End 8:00pm
Last Week Recap Wired Week 1You can see God everywhere you look. This Week: Wired 2 Win: Students will love themselves more by realizing how much God loves them. Schedule6:30 Noodle Game (outside)6:45 Gather: - Drake/Will Video - Extreme Thumb Wrestling7:00 Proclaim(video)7:15 Snack7:20 Family Group TimeFamily Group Activity: Human knot(everyone stretch across the circle and grab a hand. Then with other hand grab someone else's hand. Now try to untie yourselves without breaking hands)7:50 Silent Devo/Worship - Wired Wall(how does God see you?)8:00 End ProclaimGenesis 1:27, 31Matthew 22:37-391 John 3:1Do you feel like people are looking at you, sizing you up, and trying to figure out whether you’re worth their time, attention, and energy? Do you ever feel like, out of billions of people, am I really worth God’s time and attentionCaring what others think is natural, but it become a problem when we try to guess what other people think about us and that determines what we think about ourselves.It’s difficult for us to understand how much we matter unless we go back to the beginning when God set all of this in motion.God said it was good. He saw Himself in what He had made.Loving God seems like something God would ask us to do. But you probably don’t expect Him to say it’s as big of a deal as loving yourself. (Matthew 22:37-39 NIV).Loving ourselves has nothing to do with elevating ourselves over other people. Loving ourselves means that we believe we matter.God could call us lots of things. But He chooses to call us His children. It means you matter.You can do this, but that means you need to constantly remind yourself what God says about you.But it’s not enough to just read it. You must make a decision to accept it.Do you ever see God as a Father who LAVISHES you with His love?He does. And those ridiculous, over-the-top, rich quantities never change. He always loves you as you already are. Small Group: God always loves you as you already are.Key Step: Check in for the week; what was a high, what was a low, where did you see God, what do you need prayers for?Remember for each question, have them write something down. Allow them to process it and have something to share. What do you think other people think about you? What do you think about yourself?Find a phrase you can say to remind yourself of the way God sees you. Write that phrase downWhat would you do differently if you saw yourself the way God sees you?
This Week: Wired 1 Win: Students will pay attention to the evidence of God all around them.Schedule6:30 Ultimate Keep Away(outside) - photoshoot throughout6:50 String Activity7:00 Proclaim(video)7:10 Family Group Activity: Helium Stick7:20 Snack7:25 Family Group (this night spend a lot of time on getting to know each other) - Sharpie inside journal cover7:50 Wired walls - Students write on walls: ways they have seen God8:00 End ProclaimGenesis 1:1Genesis 1:27Deuteronomy 6:4-5How are you supposed to know Someone you can’t see or have a relationship with Someone who doesn’t talk back?There’s something in us that wants to know that the world isn’t random—that somehow it’s wired, and we’re wired, to work in a certain way. That Someone or Something has our back.It all begins with Creation. God is making a point of letting us know that it wasn’t by accident. (Genesis 1:1).Not only did God wire the universe to function in certain ways, He also wired humanity.(Genesis 1:27).There is something about nature, especially the parts of it that only God could create, that moves us. That’s the image of God in us, recognizing His work in everything else.And it isn’t just nature. Movies and stories that make us feel the most, that stick with us the longest, are also the ones that display characteristics of God in the clearest way.When we begin to see the evidence of His wiring, He becomes a little less invisible to us. The most important thing we were wired to do is love God (Deuteronomy 6:4-5 NIV).It’s really hard for people to love each other if they never stop to notice each other.Notice Him. This week, pay attention to the places where His wiring is obvious in the world. Small Group: You can see God everywhere you look Key Step: Check in for the week; what was a high, what was a low, where did you see God, what do you need prayers for?What are some events that make you feel disconnected from God?Talk about a time when you saw the image of God in the actions of someone else.Name at least two places where you can go to notice God more regularly.