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Youth Ministry: Text


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: 

  1. Set expectations, milestones and benchmarks (vision)

  2. Teach patterns of behavior, habits and processes (Leadership)

  3. Provide accountability (Outcomes)

  4. Motivation and reaffirmation and Evaluation

Provide a Vision - Answer the  unasked questions

  1. Why do they need to attend regularly?

  2. Why should I serve?

  3. Do I matter?

  4. What should we be learning this season

  5. How do I apply this to my life

  6. When it is working what should I see happening?

Develop Leaders

  1. Teaching Families to lead themselves in their own homes

  2. Train leaders within the ministry

  3. Develop leaders for the church as a whole

What should the outcome be if we are doing this right?

  1. Are you developing life long, fully devoted followers of Christ. 

    1. Believers who profess, confess, seek and serve with urgency

    2. Put their faith into action through study, service, outreach, worship and pray

    3. Does their life lead to replication?

What are the motivation and reaffirmation points in our church?

  1. Child Dedication

  2. Baptism

  3. ……………….. ?

What would you look for to evaluate?

  1. Attendance - Why, how often, Engagement level

  2. Visitors - what brought you

  3. Service of the students

  4. Decisions

  5. Create trackables / milestones / testing?

  6. Where are they in 5 years after leaving?

  7. How well is Youth ministry contributing to the overall goal of the Church?

What lessons should we be teaching our parents?

  1. Your kids will be you.

    1. Is your faith real

    2. Are you growing  2 peter

    3. Are you doing? James 1

  2. Guard your children's heart

    1. Pick their friends

    2. Watch what they watch

    3. Be engaged in what they are learning

  3. Learn to study the bible with them

  4. Pray and teach them to pray

  5. Self evaluation, confession and correction

What does it look like?

  1. Answer with the word of God

  2. Match your action with your mission, the Glory of God. Calendar, Check book, commitments, investments, Goals. 

  3. What do you talk about daily?

  4. Prayer, study. work, rest. 

Events, Programs, Services, Studys

  1. Big Events

    1. Outreach opportunities

    2. Super fun, memory making for the kids and impactful

    3. Goals to get to - work to - look forward to. 

    4. Camp, Seasonal parties/retreats, Revival weekends…..

  2. Programs

    1. Provide developmental of life skills

    2. Attractive to believers and non-believers for what it does for their families

    3. Recognized in the community

    4. Trail life, Drama program (youth play, journey), Musician development, VBS, Bible Olympic Games, Pivot, Missions, Lighthouse, Xcel, PI, PACK

  3. Services

    1. Church Services

    2. Sunday School

    3. Youth gatherings

    4. Small groups

  4. Studies - Everyone should do

    1. Growth Track

    2. Bible Basics

    3. Apologetics

    4. Old Testament/Jewish History

    5. Financial Peace

    6. Marriage

    7. Parenting 

    8. Parenting Teens

    9. Truth Project

    10. Scripture Memorization

  5. Dans growing list of lessons for Youth

    1. Basics of Logic - I have come to testify to the truth

    2. Source Material - How do you know a Counterfeit bill? Jesus to the Pharisees - Authority (forced, accepted, slipped in)

    3. Life of Peter - Serve, Apologize, Feed Sheep, Apologetic, Path for Effective ministry (confirmation of your calling)

    4. Daniel - The Edge and the Kings Table

    5. ChickfilA Principle

    6. Bowflex Principle

    7. Attitude -Philipians

    8. Guardian Principle

    9. Humility is better the Wisdom, Wisdom over knowledge - Solomon

    10. River of Life

    11. Captain America - Shield (behavior modification), Marriage, Kids (enhancement)

    12. WorldView - Where do you come from, Where are we going, Morality, purpose. What does your view offer?

    13. Sin - Omission, Commission, Missing the Mark

    14. How is something Valued? Utility, Investment, what would you pay for it?

    15. Sharing the Gospel (Rom 3, John 14, 2 Peter 3, John 3:16, 36, Eph 2:8-9,) personal testimony

    16. Building an accountability Group

    17. 10 commandments

    18. Clay Pots

    19. Emotions are indicators (doubt, fear, Love, Joy)

    20. Worship (football, Check book, Calendar)

    21. Baptism (salvation)

    22. Communion (Community)

    23. Deacons and elders

    24. Alcohol

    25. SEX

    26. Santa Claus

    27. Affluenza

    28. Criticism 

    29. John  - Feed 5000, Bread of life, Eat My Body - Communion - why give treats to youth for bringing the bible

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