I just got a hold of Simply Youth Ministry’s latest super sermon series, Scarred: Preparing for the hurt in life, by Doug Fields & Megan Hutchinson. Like SYM’s other sermon series, it includes a TON of resources; MP3s of each message, transcripts and outlines of all three messages, Powerpoint outlines (editable, as well as blank slides to create your own with), promtional materials (ecards, postcard, poster & background), 3 new powerpoint games, Scarred themed countdown, Scarred motion background & Scarred themed motion intro. I’ve used quite a few of these super sermon series over the years and I have yet to be able to use everything they include – they definitely cram a lot of product into one of these resources!
I’ve spent some time exploring the disc & I’ve listened to all three MP3’s of the messages. I really like how they’ve used a LOT of voices to talk about the subject of hurt; while Doug Fields & Megan Hutchinson split the bulk of the teaching, quite a few students and leaders also shared their stories and the hope they found in God. Over the three weeks they explored the different ways that hurt happens, the risks of dealing with hurt, and personal stories of hurt – how God can turn your hurt into something beautiful. I found the teaching to be powerful, relevant and moving. I like that Fields & crew were honest and real about the hurt that’s out there and how God can use it. Involving so many voices in the teaching definitely takes more preparation – but the impact is so much more powerful. Definitely a great resource on the topic of hurt!
To check it out and download the first week free, follow the link: Scarred: Preparing for the hurt in life. To find the first week freebie, just click the “freebies” link at the top of the page!