- Starbucks Philosophy 101
It’s not uncommon to find a Starbucks product placement in movies these days. One of my favorite Starbucks clips is from the movie You’ve got mail because Tom Hanks offers a up a little Starbucks philosophy 101. watch the video then keep reading.
Ok, here is the quote I want to talk about today”
- Joe Fox …(who is Starbucks is designed for…) So people who don’t know what they are doing, or who they are, for only $2.95 you can get not only a great cup of coffee but a defining sense of self.
My staff and I decided, toward the end of the school year, that the theme for the Underground am next year 2010-2011 would be “Identity.” The question we are asking is “Who are you?” (insert cool The Who soundtrack while 150 students are coming in) I am really looking forward to the new year and I am very excited about the topic. We are currently developing the broad topics, creative ideas, promotions, slides, drama, artwork, illustrations, what scriptures to use and more. I was wondering if you wanted to join me, in a collaborative effort, and take a look at the broad topics and offer and suggestions ranging from any of the topics below or the categories above. It really can be about anything, a good story you’ve heard, a topic that is close to your heart, or a section of scripture that you think fits in perfectly with the topic. It can also be creative ideas like DNA, or a play on words like “Stolen Identity”. Get it? Here we go!
*A small disclaimer: What we are doing here, in white-boarding talk, is called a “YES SESSION” where we are giving ideas and thoughts not critiquing or refining yet, just encouraging good ideas, being creative and having fun.
Who are you?
1) Intro to Series – overview for kick-off
- End goal – to see our identity in Christ
- It is important for us to know why our identity is important
- Barry’s most identifiable characteristic
2) Is your identity the same wherever you are?
- who you are when no one is looking?
3) What is Christ’s character?
- In order to truly know our character we should know the character of the creator.
4) Transformation to Christ’s character (and our identity) happens only in light of the cross – our motivation
- Heart transformation vs. behavior modification
5) In response: Does your identity reflect Christ’s Character?
- What does the way we spend our time, Time, treasure, talents say about our identity
- Represent Christ’s followers as well?
6) Ambassador – in but not of the world
- Representing someone else
7) How should our identity shape how we share our faith?
- a. evangelism
8) Your identity is not shaped in isolation – identity shapers
- GIGO true? (Garbage In Garbage Out) Having a debate – i.e. R rated movies, explicit lyrics, etc.
9) (Identity Shapers) Family
- who do you think you’re most like in your family
- what traits do you want to grow into / emulate?
- Relate it back to God’s characteristics manifest in us?
10) (Identity Shaper) Friends
- Who you surround yourself with – known by that
11) (Identity Shaper) Culture
12) Media manipulates your identity
- Merchants of cool This is a frontline special on how marketers target teens. It’s unbelievable! http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/cool/
- Marketing strategies
13) How you portray your identity through the media
- How do you look on facebook? twitter? email? text?
14)Does your identity follow you? ** more towards the end of the series
- Clean slate – like being new to high school, college, no one knows your success or failures
- Old has gone, new
15) Where /what do you currently find your identity in?
- Success – academic, accomplishments, etc.
16) Coming of age and where is your identity now?
- Rites of passage
17) What does it really mean to be a man or woman of God?
- a. Why can’t we see that in our culture anymore?
- b. Biblical manhood or womanhood – who God created us to be
18) Flip the lessons
- a. 1st – each gender will have a lesson specific to them
- b. 2nd – each gender will have a lesson about the opposite gender
(done separately – set it up so it doesn’t quite get into dating yet)
19) Who validates your identity?
- a. Whose input do you value?
- b. Some things that validate our identity are outside relationships – best things to validate are within relationship
- c. When we lose those people, how do we find out who we are
20) Validation gone wrong
21) Love Identity paradigm
- a. We only have 1 word for “love” in our culture – other cultures have multiple words to describe different types of love
22) What our culture says about male/female relationships
- a. Things that aren’t true, but are perpetuated – you need to be serious with someone in high school, married by the time you’re done with college
- b. Sins are sins, but there are still ramifications / baggage – reality of your mistakes
23) Dating – panel? Personal stories? Discussions in small groups? Just a message about healthy dating?
24) Marriage & Sex
- a. Lie: Once you’re married, you’re always happy – no challenges, happily ever after
- b. Lie: that sex is going to look like it does in the movies – awesome the first time, great all the time – but within the context
- c. image of Christ and the church as His bride
25) Your identity as a Child of God and heirs to the throne
- a. Romans 8:15
26) In discovering who we are in Christ, we discover our gifts
- a. What is God calling us to?
- b. For some people, it may be totally different from what’s typically expected
- c. What you’re “obligated” or pressured to do, and what God is calling you to, even if it’s something different
Ok, I know this is a lot. So if you don’t have any time to look at it don’t worry about it. But, if stuff like this get’s you going I would love to get some input.
*a small disclaimer that what we are doing here, in white-boarding sessions, is called a “YES SESSION” where we are giving ideas and thoughts not critiquing or refining yet, just encouraging good ideas, being creative and having fun.