I know a lot of people are using text messaging as a communication tool in their ministries, but have you ever thought of using it as an actual worship tool? There’s a Freebie over at YouthMinistry.com that lays out an order of worship for a worship service that consists entirely of text messages. It includes leader texts and student responses, you would need to set this up ahead of time with your students, but it could be a great way to engage them in thinking about activities of Holy Week each day leading up to Easter. It includes the scripture for each day so that you could hold one of these “services” each day without the students ever having to come to church.
If you use a service like SimplyTXT or a similar one you can schedule your texts ahead of time and set it up all ahead of time. Even if you don’t think you would use the entire service, I think the idea of using text messages to get students focusing this way is a great idea, and the scripture provided is a great place to start.
Get the Freebie here: A Cell-ebration for Holy Week