VIDEOS

Use these videos to encourage your congregational youth ministry to bring deeper meaning and lasting impact to service experiences, whether community service projects, servant events, or mission trips!


For Adults: Service Learning: Adding Flavor to Life
This instructional video outlines a four-step service learning process that can be used to create meaningful service experiences with youth. Use this video to learn the process and train adult leaders.


Questions for conversation:

  • What types of service are we already doing that can be enriched by utilizing the service learning process?
  • How can we begin using the four-step process to create new service experiences for our youth?
  • In what ways (perhaps different ways) might we introduce youth to a life of Christian discipleship and service?
  • What impact can service have on the life and mission of our entire congregation?


For Youth: Come Follow Me
This inspirational video features first-person stories of young people engaged in service activities. Use this video to encourage your youth to consider and reflect on their involvement (individually or as a whole group) in service experiences.



Questions for conversation:

  • How is "service" illustrated in the video?
  • What is the lasting impact of service on youth in the video? What is the impact on the community being served?
  • Is service always helpful? How might it not be helpful?
  • What is the relationship between serving others and Christian faith?
  • How might service influence your faith and life?
  • What gifts do you have to offer in service to and with others?
  • Who might be served by a group like ours? (Be sure to think locally, regionally, nationally, internationally.) How can we determine which needs actually exist?


Bonus Video: More Conversations
A "bonus reel" featuring adults sharing more about their experiences with the service learning process. Use this video as a supplement for training adult leaders.