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The Gospel Advancing View

Goal: Nurturing teenagers to live and give the Gospel in word and deed in their spheres of influence.

Purpose: energize a generation to evangelize their world.

Bottom line: if we are serious about teenagers spiritually maturing then we'll want to get them sharing their faith as quickly as possible.

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The reformed view

Goal: God's word, prayer, administration of the sacraments, service and gospel community all provide a God glorifying and biblical method of making young disciples of Christ.

Purpose: Go deep

Bottom Line: do not support entertainment driven youth ministry because you keep them how you attract them.

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The adoption view

Goal: adopting young people into the family of God.

Purpose: youth leader role is to bridge young person into familial connection in Christian community

Bottom line: youth are not isolated ministry area they should participate in worship team, av team, community meals etc...

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The ecclesial view

Goal: create informed congregation and raise the corporate awareness of its place within the larger historical church.

Purpose: recognize personal and corporate holiness

Bottom line: focus on formal teaching of ecclesiology (the study of the church)

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The D6 view

Goal: God COMMANDS the older generation and the entire faith community to disciple by example and instruction- not to delegate this role to anyone else. Deuteronomy 6:1-9

Purpose: integrating leadership from both church and home to disciple current and future generations.

Bottom line: parents are partners with youth ministry.

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What are the most dominant area of influence in youth today?

Contemporary music
Movies (Netflix, tv, theatres)
Television programming
The internet
Publications
Laws and public policies
Parents

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What is the second tier of influence in the lives of youth?

Peers
Schools
Radio
Mentors
Colleges
Siblings

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What is the lowest area of influence in youth?

Church
Adult education
Counseling and therapy experiences
Extended family

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What are 5 dominant health issues kids face today?

Increased sexual activity
Substance abuse
Being the victim of violence
Medical care
Being overweight

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What are some emotional and behavioral problems youth face?

Cohabitation, divorce, births to unmarried parents, working mothers taking a toll.

Parents admit they don't spend enough meaningful time with their young children.

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3/4 of young people believe the following...

The devil does not exist
A good person goes to heaven by doing good things.

All of the sacred books from various religions (the Bible, Koran, book of Morman etc...)express the same spiritual truth

Spiritual and moral truth can only be discovered through logic human reason and personal experience.

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2/3 young people believe ...

Praying to deceased saints can have a positive effect on your life

The Bible discourages sin but never describes it as an innate behavior

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1/2 or more than half believe...

There are no absolute standards for morals and ethics.

Life is either a random series of acts or predetermined but we have no real say in how our lives unfold.

The Bible does not specifically condemn homosexuality.

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Define Moralistic Therapeutic Deism
(MTD)

This term is used to describe what is considered to be the common religious beliefs among American Youth.

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What are 4 guiding MTD beliefs

A God exists who created and orders the world and watches over life on earth.

God wants people to be good, nice, fair, as taught by the Bible and most religions.

The central goals of life is to be happy and to feel good about oneself.

God is not involved in my life except when I need God to resolve a problem.

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What are some internal threats for discipleship?

Lack of urgency

Pastoral integrity

Allowing — to replace the Bible

Entertainment vs. discipleship

Enrollment over discipleship

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Moonbeams!

Age group: boys and girls pre-k and kindergarten.

Goal: to help develop social and communication skills, artistic flare and giftedness, to love God more all through a biblical worldview

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Sunbeams!

Age group: GIRLS 1st grade-5th grade

Goal: social and communication habits , decision making and life skills, character and leadership development

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Girl guards!

Age group: GIRLS grades 6-12

Goal: social and communication habits, decision making and life skills, character and leadership development all through a Christian world view.

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Boys Adventure

Age range: BOYS
Explorers- 1st-4th grade
Rangers- 5th-8th grade

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Club 316

A club for Corps who have too many kids and not enough leaders or not enough kids for one group.

A combined group to complete badges for various groups sunbeams, girl guards, boys adventure

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Essential youth ministry programs

Sunday school
Vbs
Corps Cadets
Jr. Soldiers

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What programs are for character building?

Camp
Athletics
After school
Boys/girls clubs
Troops

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Name some programs for discipleship and evangelism

Bible bowl
Corps cadets
Jr. Soldier
Sunday school
Vbs
Soldiership

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Youth ministry strategy pyramid

Top to bottom

Leadership reproduction
Leadership development
Discipleship
Evangelism
Relationship building

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Strategies for behavior management

Set rules
Get to know the kids in the class
Be age appropriate
Teaching environment appropriate
Keep lesson moving

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Junior Soldier age range?

Ages 7-13 who have professed Jesus Christ as their savior and have signed the junior soldier's promise!