Congratulations! You won!
You now have two months of extra time freed up for you to do what’s on your heart, plus have excellent services!
If we want what the world has, we should live the way that the world says to live. If we want what God says we can have, we should live the way that the Word says to live!
W.E.I.R.D. – It’s time to be weird and live out the life God has for us! In order for us to do that, we need to understand who God has created us and how He desires and has equipped us to live.
IDEA: Run this series in October and November, so that the Intentional Families podcast is teaching the parents how to make these truths real at home!
Don’t give away what the letters means in W.E.I.R.D.!!!
Unveil one letter a week starting in the second week. Build up the anticipation of discovering each letter week by week and encourage them to try and guess what it could be but they have to come back next week to find out each one!
This series in is a similar look to a book series many elementary kids read- “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”. Our kids around us LOVE it and so it sparked an idea! Have fun with it and read the narrations with enthusiasm and inflection!
- Create a W.E.I.R.D. Series book on stage – The bigger the better! You’ll be doing this series for two months, so you’ll be able to use anything you create for eight weeks! Or create little weird booklets for the kids to take notes in!!! Give away tickets if they turn their booklet in the last week!!!
- Make “wimpy” characters of your volunteers to put in the Keynote- they would LOVE this!!!
- Also, change whatever you can to be W.E.I.R.D.!!! That could be changing the way you check-in, seat the kids, hang out times, or whatever!
Week 1: What the world thinks is “Normal” and what the world thinks is “Weird”
Week 2: Discover the letter “R”- Righteousness- we have been made it
Week 3: Discover the letter “I” – In – in Him, in His Word, in unity
Week 4: Discover the letter “W”- Walking- walking out our Righteousness
Week 5: Discover the letter “E”- Examples- examples to Christians and those not yet saved
Week 6: Discover the letter “D”- Daily ; how often we should be examples
Week 7: Did Jesus choose to walk out a W.E.I.R.D Life?
Week 8: WEIRD Review Game: Ticketaire!!! Review of Weirdness
A few of Uncle Charlie’s songs are included, but he has tons of other great worship songs for kids! See the full list here: UNCLE CHARLIE’S STORE
A recommended song for this series is “Nothing is Impossible” by Planetshakers. You could trade out one of the Worship songs, or add another if it fits in with your service. Purchase the song first!
“Nothing is Impossible” by Planetshakers
CLICK HERE for the link to purchase the song
CLICK HERE to view/download a lyric video (option #1) for this song (buy the song first!)
CLICK HERE for Option 2 of a great lyric video for this song
(If you are unsure how to swap out a worship song, watch this video: CLICK HERE)
CLICK HERE to see the moves one of the churches made up!
CLICK HERE for Weird Bands! These help your kids get on board with remembering that they are WEIRD to this world!
Get the “Diary of a W.E.I.R.D. kid” t-shirts for your team, or offer the kids’ sizes as giveaways or in your prize redemption store!
CLICK HERE for the kids’ sized t-shirts
CLICK HERE the classic edition – adult sized t-shirts
CLICK HERE for the cool baseball tee for adults
Each kid can have their own Diary of a WEIRD kid journal to take notes, draw or create their own WEIRD kid novel! CLICK HERE to check them out!
A GIANT cardboard cutout of the character from our stories would be amazing! Thankfully, you can get one! CLICK HERE to check it out!
Kids will love to buy the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books while in this series – We searched bulk book places, but Amazon still beat their prices, unless you were ordering 100+ books. So, here’s the link to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1 on Amazon:
Lastly, the whole thing began when we started reading Craig Groeschel’s book, WEIRD. It’s a fantastic book, and really will help you look at life differently, and potentially challenge you in some areas! I can’t say enough – you should get this book!