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September 10 Friday Night Resources

Some notes 🙂

  • We’ll collect attendance as best as possible from the Zoom records 🙂
  • Next Friday (Sept 17) is our TALENT SHOW! Encourage your youth to submit a video or photo of their talents via the link on socials – anything can be a talent: photography, painting, biking, singing, dancing, poetry, even reciting Shakespeare! We might not be able to use every talent, but we’ll include as many as we can!

Zoom Links:

6/7/8 (hosted by Singe)

9/10 (hosted by Stacey or Laura via Youth account)

11/12 (hosted by Hannah)

This Weeks Message

In the last week, what are some good things that have been ‘coming out of your life?
What about some things that aren’t so great?
In the last week, what are some examples of garbage you’ve put in?
In the last week, what are some examples of putting good stuff into your heart?
What could you do this coming week to put better stuff in?
How are you doing, really?

Luke 6:43-45
No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thornbushes, or grapes from briers. A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.

Last LG Message

What is the most disappointing thing that has ever happened to you?
Whats the most disappointing thing you’ve done to someone else”?
How do you normally deal with disappointment?
How does God help us when we’re disappointed? Do you have any examples from your life?
What reminds you of God goodness in your life?

Ruth 1:20-21
“Don’t call me Naomi,” she told them. “Call me Mara, because the Almighty has made my life very bitter. I went away full, but the Lord has brought me back empty. Why call me Naomi? The Lord has afflicted me; the Almighty has brought misfortune upon me.”
Naomi – pleasant one
Mara – bitter

Psalm 30:5
Weeping may stay for the night,
    but rejoicing comes in the morning.

Some quality Kahoots
Bananas for Scale

Where’s the GOAT? (Where’s Wally kind of thing)

Higher or Lower 1

Higher or Lower 2

Higher or Lower: Ridiculous Records

Suggested run of the night:

6:45 – Team members jump on, get set

7:00 – Youth jump on:
Have a couple of team members allocated as MCs to welcome people and keep the energy up! Consider reminding youth to have their real names in zoom
The host can use this time to start setting up breakout rooms based on pre-made lists
Consider having music playing

7:10 – Activity/Ice Breaker
Have a team member plan an activity that everyone can participate in – there’s plenty of ideas if you do a quick Google 🙂

7:20 – Message
MCs intro the message – get youth settled and ready to listen

7:40 – Send youth to breakout rooms
Decide in advance whether you’re going to come back together at the end, or end the night from Breakouts – its probably easiest to end the night from breakouts as it allows a bit more flexibility on end time.
Go through some of the questions with your group – make sure you’ve watched the message before Youth and looked over the questions and adjusted them to suit your group
After you’ve done questions, if you’ve got time and your youth are keen, feel free to play games or whatever

8:30 – End the night
Leave youth wanting more, not feeling like the night dragged on – if it suits the group to end earlier, then do that – but don’t go later that 8:30!

8:30 – Team debrief
Team come back into the main meeting at the end of their groups to do Red/Green, Encouragements and plan for next week!


Youth Ministry University:

DYMU is a great resource that we provide at no charge for you to grow your youth skills at any time – make sure you take advantage of it! You should have received your login details (either recently if you’ve just joined the team, or last year) but if you’re stuck just let Singe know and we’ll sort it out!

We’re challenging everyone on the youth team to finish the 100 and 200 modules by the end of the year – they’re less than half an hour each and if you do about 1 a month you’ll meet the goal – and be a better resourced team member!

Enter when you answer questions in a module so that we know where you’re up to.

Three Hallmarks of the Gateway Youth Team

We are Jesus first – how are you putting Jesus first?
– In our preparation – turning up in a good place spiritually as much as we can
– In our example to our youth – we don’t shy away from this 
– In how we operate both on Friday nights and with our youth at other times – sensitive, listening – and obedient

We are Team Gateway – are you on the team?
– In our preparation – we bring our best, we do what we say we will do
– In our example to our youth – we bring them on the journey of serving – and we’re Team Gateway outside of Youth
– In how we operate on Friday nights – eagerly fill the needs of the night, fill gaps organically

We value people – did you value that person?
– In our preparation – we keep track of the youth calendar and we’re on time
– In our example to our youth – we teach them to value others both actively, in the example we set, and by bring them with us – We turn up!
– In how we operate on Friday nights – we notice who and what is around us and we acknowledge and fill needs

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