The Student Leader Weekly (Episode 3)

Brent Dongell and Christian Boulton | Oct 23, 2020


Teen Trends

One game that middle school, college students (and adults) alike are playing is Among Us. It's a game in which ten players try to identify the two "imposters" in their midst while the other eight go about completing certain tasks. The imposters will slowly try to pick off all of the other players without getting caught. If you've heard someone say "sus" lately, that term is a reference to this game, and it means that someone is suspicious. It may be worth playing as a connection point or worth a conversation with other students about whether or not it is potentially dangerous to get better at lying or deceiving.

 

Worship Song of the Week

One up and coming worship group is People and Songs. They recently released an album called City of God Chapter 1 and Chapter 2. The album is based on the idea that Jesus has gone ahead to prepare a place for us, and this earth and the suffering in it is not our permanent home.

 

Game of the Week

One game that is perfect during this weird Coronavirus time is Human Foosball. All you need is a ball of some sort to kick around (soccer ball, dodgeball, large yoga ball, etc.) and some way to indicate where people should stand, whether it's tape, squares of carpet, etc. Mark where the players should stand. Six feet apart should be perfect! Depending on how many people you have, line up similar to how a foosball is set up. Then, set up a goal on each end. Check out the video to see an example. 

 

Sermon Illustration

Going back to the game "Among Us", the game involves a lot of lying and deceit so that the imposters don't get caught. There aren't severe consequences for lying in games like this, but there can be serious consequences involved in reality. What happens if you get away with it, though, like the imposters sometimes do? A prime example would be cheating on an exam by looking at a friend's exam. Do you select the correct answer and ask God to forgive you afterward? Do you mark the question wrong? What do you do in a grey situation like this? Is it ever okay to lie? 

Proverbs 10:9 says, "Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out."

 

Encouraging Thought

This video of pandas was posted on social media recently. It just felt so relatable! Whether it's a sports team, a youth group, work, or even a class, everyone has felt like this when trying to organize something with students. It's perfectly normal to have those feelings of being stuck in complete chaos. Be encouraged knowing that Jesus can be your peace in that storm, and He also has the power to calm the storm (Matthew 8:24-27). He knows what He's doing. 

 

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The vision of the Student Leader Weekly is to empower high schoolers (alongside adult leadership) with practical ministry ideas.

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