A great way to get your youth plugged in, serving and finding their talents!
The key point here is to find ways to kids to plug in where they already have a passion or interest!
Here’s a mock schedule of a sunday service run completely by youth!
Setup: Do people usually set up your sanctuary in the morning? Have the youth do it!
Greeting: Have the youth stationed at the front of the church welcoming people with smiles and candy!
Group Songs: Have the youth choose and lead these songs
(If you use projected lyrics or printed lyrics, have the youth make those too!)
Reading: Have the youth choose the reading and do the reading
Sermon/Group Testimonies: A full sermon could be quite intimidating, but what about several youth sharing the spotlight by sharing testimonies on a specific theme?
Offertory Song: Have the youth be the ushers and collect the offering during this song
Refreshments: Have the youth bake goodies to share with the congregation the night before
I know many of you do Youth Service’s on a regular basis! What other ideas do you have?