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November 5 Friday Night Resources

Some notes 🙂

  • We’ll collect attendance as best as possible from the Zoom records 🙂
  • Make sure you let your group know about your Life Group social next week

Life Group Runsheet:

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!

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

What stood out to you from the video?

Did you relate to how any of those people felt? Who and why?

How do you think what we just watched connects to our day to day life?

Have you ever felt like ‘real life’ mean comments were affecting you?

Do you think your ‘real life’ mean comments may have affected someone more that you realised at the time?

What about online? Have you ever said something you’d NEVER say in real life to someone online?

Heard a friend say something they’d NEVER say in real life to someone online?

Heard yourself say something you’d NEVER say in real life to someone online?

What’s the ‘God concept’ you could take away from this discussion?

How do we get better at being encouraging and speaking positively? (From a practical standpoint? What about from a spiritual standpoint?)  j

Proverbs 15:4“Gentle words bring life and health; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.”

Proverbs 16:24 “Kind words are like honey–sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.”

Matthew 15:35-37 “The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil. I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

James 3:5 “In the same way, the tongue is a small thing that makes grand speeches. But a tiny spark can set a great forest on fire.”

James 1:26 “If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are fooling yourself, and your religion is worthless.”

Ephesians 4:19Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.”

Colossians 4:6 “Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.” (as in be salt (and light) to those around you – seasoned with salt refers to being led by God in our words)

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


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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