Trampoline Worship

May 27, 2007

I cannot say I can ever recall a Sunday morning where, during worship, I went up front and jumped on a trampoline.

Except for this morning. With Zac.

(The video shows the conclusion of the sermon. In the worship immediately following, people could jump on smaller trampolines scattered around the room, or jump on the big one on stage.)

Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

10 responses to Trampoline Worship

  1. Ok, this is unusual, care to explain? Sounds like fun!

  2. On stage, there was a large trampoline, and a set of bricks.
    If you have “brick faith” where one brick is laid on top of another, what happens if something disturbs a brick on the bottom, or removes it?
    In contrast to this, “trampoline faith” relies on a set of many springs. Each spring has give. You can replace springs. Even if you remove a spring, you can still jump.
    Besides, trampoline faith (“come jump with me”) is more fun than brick faith (“you must accept this brick or go to hell”).

  3. Ahh a sermon illustration! I like it! 🙂

  4. I’m confused…is God a network…or a trampoline? 🙂

  5. 🙂
    It was even better than it sounds. He even did a back flip.

  6. Yellow! Good to ‘see’ you again.

  7. sounds like a rob bell illustration in velvet elvis…

  8. Ryan, I have not read Velvet Elvis. (I know, I know…) Let’s see, googling… Yup, you’re right, we totally ripped it off.
    One neat thing about the Sunday topic is that it’s not up to the speaker to come up with all the ideas; there’s an EPIC group that meets weekly where people toss in ideas.

  9. Ahh, here’s a short clip of Jeff’s message.

  10. Thats awesome Jon. I have not read velvet elvis either, but a couple weeks ago, a friend of mine who is reading it shared that metaphore with me…Glad you actually used it (with an actual trampoline!).