What are we studying
YOUTH MINISTRY PLAN
What should youth ministry be?
Begin with the understanding that youth ministry is not separate and apart from the ministry. To leave it in a vacuum or silo is to miss the point. The effectiveness of the youth ministry is seriously limited without the family.
Primary Goal is to serve and support the parents in the raising and education of their children:
Set expectations, milestones and benchmarks (vision)
Teach patterns of behavior, habits and processes (Leadership)
Provide accountability (Outcomes)
Motivation and reaffirmation and Evaluation
Provide a Vision - Answer the unasked questions
Why do they need to attend regularly?
Why should I serve?
Do I matter?
What should we be learning this season
How do I apply this to my life
When it is working what should I see happening?
Teaching Families to lead themselves in their own homes
Train leaders within the ministry
Develop leaders for the church as a whole
What should the outcome be if we are doing this right?
Are you developing life long, fully devoted followers of Christ.
Believers who profess, confess, seek and serve with urgency
Put their faith into action through study, service, outreach, worship and pray
Does their life lead to replication?
What are the motivation and reaffirmation points in our church?
What would you look for to evaluate?
Attendance - Why, how often, Engagement level
Visitors - what brought you
Service of the students
Create trackables / milestones / testing?
Where are they in 5 years after leaving?
How well is Youth ministry contributing to the overall goal of the Church?
What lessons should we be teaching our parents?
Your kids will be you.
Is your faith real
Are you growing 2 peter
Are you doing? James 1
Guard your children's heart
Pick their friends
Watch what they watch
Be engaged in what they are learning
Learn to study the bible with them
Pray and teach them to pray
Self evaluation, confession and correction
What does it look like?
Answer with the word of God
Match your action with your mission, the Glory of God. Calendar, Check book, commitments, investments, Goals.
What do you talk about daily?
Prayer, study. work, rest.
Events, Programs, Services, Studys
Super fun, memory making for the kids and impactful
Goals to get to - work to - look forward to.
Camp, Seasonal parties/retreats, Revival weekends…..
Provide developmental of life skills
Attractive to believers and non-believers for what it does for their families
Recognized in the community
Trail life, Drama program (youth play, journey), Musician development, VBS, Bible Olympic Games, Pivot, Missions, Lighthouse, Xcel, PI, PACK
Studies - Everyone should do
Old Testament/Jewish History
Dans growing list of lessons for Youth
Basics of Logic - I have come to testify to the truth
Source Material - How do you know a Counterfeit bill? Jesus to the Pharisees - Authority (forced, accepted, slipped in)
Life of Peter - Serve, Apologize, Feed Sheep, Apologetic, Path for Effective ministry (confirmation of your calling)
Daniel - The Edge and the Kings Table
Humility is better the Wisdom, Wisdom over knowledge - Solomon
River of Life - your in the flow (are you adjusting course or ignoring)
Captain America - Shield (behavior modification), Marriage, Kids (enhancement)
WorldView - Where do you come from, Where are we going, Morality, purpose. What does your view offer?
Sin - Omission, Commission, Missing the Mark
How is something Valued? Utility, Investment, what would you pay for it?
Sharing the Gospel (Rom 3, John 14, 2 Peter 3, John 3:16, 36, Eph 2:8-9,) personal testimony
Building an accountability Group
New substances- acts 1 - everything changes. Iron vs steel, magnets. Vibranium
Clay Pots ( what gets added when you are soft is in you the rest of your life) To get it out you must be broken
Emotions are indicators (doubt, fear, Love, Joy)
Worship (football, Check book, Calendar)
The law is a mirror (dont just look - fix it, can use a mirror to clean it)
Deacons and elders
Roller coaster - fast crazy scary but as long as in the grove it feels right and you have confidence in where you are.
The bigger the issue the closer you need to be to communicate it. The worst should be in person. When tackling a sensitive issue live in their shoes.
Advanced Bible study Case study.
Personal Invitation to the student and to the parents. Get both to buy into the study before hand and present it as exclusive and advanced.
Have contact info for parents and establish the relationship with the parent from the beginning. Set “conditions” Upfront. (call to account if not interacting)
Require kids to bring bibles (make fun of no bible)
Text parents at the end of every lesson with a question and note about the study that should generate conversation. Use some crazy verbiage that doesn’t make a lot of sense without a conversation. (satan filled bread)
Ask the kids weekly if they are talking about it. (check what you expect regularly)
Ask challenging questions about controversial topics. Disagreements between the denominations. (why not take communion at every meeting)
At the end of the study ask the kids what they think. Give them the opportunity to invite others at the start of the next study. (do they want to play or participate)
Don’t solve the puzzle - make them own the conclusions
Do they want to keep going?
Do they want to invite others?
What kind of student do they invite?
Is our language evolving?
Do the kids come with individual questions outside of the lessons?
Do the parents ask questions about what we study?
Do parents come looking for their kids to get in?
…….? Kids witnessing to other kids?
6th grade lessons
Crazy stories/ funny verses of the Bible
Paul was called Saul. Where did he get his name?
Guy stabbed in belly sword sucked in so fat
3:16 study - john, 1st john Leviticus 3:16
Psalm 50:9 - I will accept no bull from your house
Proverbs 27:14 - he who blesses his friend with a loud voice early in the morning, it will be reckoned a curse to him
Acts 20:9 - Paul puts Eutychus to sleep
Kings 9:20 - drives like Jehu, furiously
Job 13.5 - if only you would be silent, for you that would be wisdom
2 Kings 2:23 - get out of here baldy. 24 - bears malled them
King david - let’s king live, kills guy who
Spike through head - lady
Proverbs 11:22 - Like a gold ring in a pigs snout is a beautiful woman
Proverbs 13:8 - rich can be sued, but the poor have nothing to lose
Genesis 22:20-21 Uz his firstborn and Buz his brother
Stories of Samson
Ecclesiastes 10:19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.
Nothing new under the sun
1 Samuel 13:11, 15 look at 33b
1 samuel 4:18 Eli fell off his chair broke his neck cause he was old and fat
Genesis 25:30 - let me gulp down some of that red stuff
Ezekiel 4:12-15 - very well I allow you cows
Cheat verses. Maximum points in heaven.