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  2. Youth Are Looking for Hope and Purpose Our Desires God’s Desires Money Eternal Rewards Education God’s Wisdom Good Family God’s Family Temporal Acceptance by Friends God’s Unconditional Love Status Become Co-heirs With Christ Success In Man’s Sight God to say, “Well Done…..”
  3. A look at what Jesus and His disciples discovered is eternal. John 4: 1-8, 32-36 Disciples Jesus John 4: 1-8, 31, 33, 35 John 4: 32-34, 36
  4. 1. What was important to the disciples regarding food? What was important to Jesus regarding food? 2. What in your life is temporary? What in your life is eternal? Session 1
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  8. Session 3 Planning and Evaluation Overview: Bible Pyramid Purpose Statement Goals Evaluation All good leaders have ______. Planning begins with the process of having a ______. Vision is something that has not yet come to be. It is a place that you want to see your group arrive to that they are not at yet. It could be numerical, spiritual, depth, programmatic, etc………. plans vision
  9. Session 3 Purpose: cont’d 3. Used in __________. It is the cornerstone upon which we measure all that we build. It is a point of reference to make sure we are on track. Therefore, it must be right or all that we build will be off. 4. Helps _______ who want to help in the ministry know what the priorities are. Example ---- Equip the teen/youth and adult leadership to reach (evangelize) and build (disciple) students through a relational, family supporting ministry. evaluating others
  10. Session 3 Planning and Evaluation Goals: Adding goals to our purpose statements: A vision is merely a dream or a myth without specific goals to help us accomplish the vision. Each goal must be ________ _____ rather than a vague desire. specific step Goal setting is to establish a ____ __ _____ for the accomplishment of your vision. set of steps
  11. Session 3 Goals: cont’d Being Specific in Goal Setting 1. Include who, what , where , when, why and how many. 2. Bad example. We will witness for Christ. 3. Good example. 1 youth leader and I will go to a sports practice weekly to build relationships with non-Christians with the goal of bringing 3 new youth to youth group per month. Goals should include the specific ministry area it will affect (pyramid). Another important aspect of goal setting is _________. evaluation
  12. Session 3 Planning and Evaluation Evaluation: Unevaluated goals are ________. You will never know if they met their purpose or whether a step that was taken was successful or not. useless Cont’d
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  15. Teens/youth are looking for purpose , direction, acceptance, belonging and someone who “knows” answers to life. In many ways our best ________ to protect our young people from cults and other groups is a good ________. defense offense Session 5 Cults / Occult Need to Combat with Community: cont’d cont’d
  16. As we provide teens/youth the love, acceptance and purpose they need the will not want to search elsewhere, typically (realizing that there is no full method and that teens/youth are naturally curious). As we build a strong ___________ in our own teen/youth groups, the need to search elsewhere is diminished. community Need to Combat with Community: cont’d Session 5
  17. 2 Corinthians 11:12-15 12. But what I am doing, I will continue to do, that I may cut off opportunity from those who desire an opportunity to be regarded just as we are in the matter about which they are boasting. 13. For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. Overview of Cults: Cults / Occult Session 5
  18. 14. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. 15. Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their deeds. NASB
  19. A cult is a group of people who gather around _____________interpretation of the Bible and is characterized by ______ deviations from orthodox Christianity relative to the cardinal doctrines of the Christian faith, particularly the fact that God became man in Jesus Christ. Walter Martin, The Rise of the Cults Cults / Occult Session 5 Definition: someone’s major
  20. Session 5 6. Non-Biblical source of authority, ________ _______ to Scripture as authoritative. 7. _________ Jesus, though they may claim to to believe in Jesus, their definition of Him is different in reality. 8. Incorrect view of the Trinity. 9. Salvation by ______, versus salvation by faith alone. adding books Another works Session 5 Characteristics of a Cult: cont’d
  21. Session 5 1 . Build a strong ____________ in your teen/youth group through personal relationships. 2 . Personally ______ the errors of other groups. 3 . _______ about the error of other groups and how to distinguish truth from lies. ( This occurs through teaching teens/youth how to think and analyze _____________. 4 . _______ for signs of cult.occult involvement. community know Teach on their own Watch Steps to Prevention :
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  23. Session 6 41 So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and there were added that day about three thousand souls . 42 And they were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship , to the breaking of bread and to prayer . 43 And everyone kept feeling a sense of Community Building Scriptural Foundation: Acts 2: 41- 47 cont’d
  24. Session 6 were taking place through the apostles. 44 and all those who had believed were together, and had all things in common; 45 and they began selling their property and possessions; and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need. 46 And day to day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from Scriptural Foundation: Community Building cont’d
  25. Session 6 house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart, 47 praising God, and having favor with all people. And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved. NASB Scriptural Foundation: Community Building
  26. Session 6 1 . __________- how they are. 2 . _______for and listened to. 3 . Find____________people. 4 . Able to _______________. Accepted Cared trustworthy be themselves Community is not built on one _________, but is built on one _________. teacher another Four Elements of a Loving Group: Community Building
  27. Session 6 Therefore, __________ one another! Focusing on One Another: 1} Jn 13:14 “If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 2} Cor 12:25 …that there should be no division in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another. Community Building
  28. Community Building Session 6 Focusing on One Another: cont’d 3} Ga 6:2 Bear one another’s burdens, and thus fulfill the law of Christ. 4} Col 3:13 bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. See more Scripture references in your manual.
  29. Session 6 This area of ministry is absolutely essential and it must begin within the ____________ team. Mere words from a group of adults who are not an example of this will only ______ teens/youth instead of help them . leadership harm Community Building How to Build Community:
  30. Session 6 5 Step Strategy: (from SonLife, Foundations, pg17) 1. Personal attention 2. Verbal Love 3. Appropriate Physical Expressions 4. Service 5. Extended Time How to Build Community:
  31. Session 6 6 Levels of Community Building Bonding- Doing things together Opening Up-Talking Encouraging- Compliment Stretching Stretching- Challenge them to move forward Deep sharing and goal setting- Set new goals Personal action-change How to Build Community: 1 . _ ______________________________. 2 . ___________________. 3 . _________________________. 4 . ______________________________ _______________________. 5 . _________________________________ _____________. 6 . ________________________.
  32. Session 6 2. What are some ideas from your discussion group that can help build community in your leadership team? In your teen/youth group? 1. What is the current status of community in your church? In your teen/youth group? Group Discussion And Personal Goal Setting
  33. Session 6 3. What are your specific community building goals? (List them in your manual’s goal sheet.) Group Discussion And Personal Goal Setting ( cont’d)
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  35. Session 7 This step is obviously essential and one that we take very seriously for without evangelism there is no discipleship or leadership development. However , this step has the best long-term affects when it is used after you have built a strong community, whether with the teens/youth or just with the adults. Once evangelized the teens/youth need a healthy environment, fertile ground to grow in. Teen/Youth Evangelism Overview:
  36. Session 7 - Evangelism works best with teens/youth in the context of a relationship. - Therefore we must ____________________. Your group does not want to be known for scaring people away from the gospel, but the one that was first a friend, then a witness. “ earn the right to heard” Overview: cont’d Teen/Youth Evangelism
  37. Session 7 1 . Talk to God about man________talking to man about God. 2 . _____ them on their territory, earn the right to be heard. 3 . Bring them to ______. (Andrew – Peter) 4 . Speak in terms they ____________. (It is a sin to bore a teen/youth with the Gospel.) 5 . Be _________. 6 . Be ___________. before Meet Jesus understand patient available Teens/Youth would rather ____ a sermon than hear one. see How to Evangelize Teens/Youth: Teen/Youth Evangelism
  38. to be leaders in the outreach meeting, encouraging them to bring non-Christian and to make them feel comfortable. Session 7 2. Basketball or other sports leagues. 3. Train teens/youth how to share with their peers through conversation. 4. Youth are active therefore make outreach active. (God created them this way!) (cont’d) Some ideas to discuss:
  39. Session 7 Some ideas to discuss: (cont’d) 5. Be ready at anytime to share the Gospel. 6. Remember to think about what a non-Christian is like and meet them where they are..
  40. Session 7 1. Where are some places for you to meet teens/youth? 2. What are some new ways that you can use to reach teens/youth? 3. What plan has God burdened you with to evangelize teens/youth? (Be specific; list them on your goal sheet.) Group Discussion And Personal Goal Setting
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  42. Session 8 The two goals of Discipleship are seen in: Matthew 22:36-40 36 . “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37. And He said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38. This is the great and foremost commandment. cont’d
  43. 39. “The second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 . “On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.” NASB Session 8 1. Relationship with _____. God 2 . Relationship with ________. others
  44. Session 8 Scriptural Principles for Discipleship John 8:31 John 13:35 John 15:8 Matt 10:24-25 Matt 10: 32-37 Live in God’s Word Love One Another Bear Spiritual Fruit Be a Humble Learner Love Christ Primarily (Put Christ First) Honor Christ Until Death Matt 10: 38-39
  45. Session 8 1. We must look for the ____ teens/youths who are hungry to grow. (all may not be) key 2. Have a ______. A disciple will……….. goal 3. Use ___________ not all rules. “People ______ commands, but ____________ of a purpose.” motivation reject are disciples 4 . Small groups. 5 . One on one. 6 . As you go (anywhere) Discipleship is a ________ , not a classroom method. lifestyle God may use any moment in life to teach students. Methods of Discipleship:
  46. Session 8 Methods of Discipleship Matthew 28:19-20 19. “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20. Teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” NASB
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  49. Session 9 For The Great Commission to continue we have a mandate to ______ new spiritual leaders in each generation. If only one leader is created from each leader we will actually be ______the population battle. create losing Cont’d Ministry and Leadership Level of Discipleship (Leader Comes to Minister) Overview:
  50. Session 9 A key element in moving teens/youth from growth to ministry is to help them see their ________. This movement is best accomplished by the student understanding: purpose 1 . That God has created them ___________, Ps 139:13-18; 1 Cor 12:7; 1 Peter 4:10 wonderfully 2. That they are ___________ ______ to accomplish something eternal in length and having more importance than anything else we could do with our life. Overview: cont’d individually gifted
  51. Created by God , for God 13 . For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 . I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know full well. 15 . My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I woven together in the depths of the earth. 16. Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained Ps 139: 13-18 Session 9
  52. Session 9 for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. 17. How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! 18. Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still with you. NIV Ps 139: 13-18….. cont’d
  53. Session 9 Steps to Move Students into a Higher Discipleship Level: 1 . Watch the teen/youth __________. (music, mercy, organization, etc….) 2 . Encourage their __________________. 3 . Give them ______________. 4 . Allow them to _____. (A child who never falls is a child who never walks.) 5 . Watch them ______. interests gifts and talents responsibility fail grow Practical Application
  54. Session 9 Now after this the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them two and two ahead of Him to every city and place where He Himself was going to come. (NAS) Luke 10:1
  55. Teacher Student Do Do Do Do Do Watch Watch Goes to be teacher –step 1 Session 9 Discipleship Training Model for Ministry and Multiplication
  56. Session 9 1. What do these passages tell us about our role in the body of Christ? 2. List any talents and gifts that a teen/youth could have and how God can use them. Be creative (at least 15 per group). Group Discussion And Personal Goal Setting
  57. Session 9 3. What specifically will you do to allow teens/youth to minister using their gifts and talents? (List this on your goal sheet.) Gifts/Talents How they can be used Sample
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  59. Session 10 Biblical Command Matthew 28:16-20 ( Jesus’ multiplication of Himself) 16 . But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated. 17. And when they saw Him, they worshipped Him; but some were doubtful. 18. And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given Me in Multiplication (Lead other Leaders)
  60. heaven and on earth. 19. “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20. Teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always , even to the end of the age.” NASB Session 9 Matthew 28:16-20, cont’d Biblical Command
  61. Paul’s Encouragement of Timothy Session 10 2 . ___________- 2 Timothy 1:3-6 3 I thank God, whom I serve with a clear conscience the way my forefathers did, as I constantly remember you in my prayers night and day, 4 longing to see you, even as I recall your tears, so that I may be filled with Joy. 5 For I am mindful of the sincere faith within you, which first dwelt in your grandmother Louis, and your mother Eunice, and I Encourage
  62. (2 Timothy 1:3-6) cont’d 3 . __________- 2 Timothy (entire chapter) Challenge Session 10 am sure that it is in you as well. 6 And for this reason I remind you to kindle afresh the gift of God, which is in you through the laying of my hands.
  63. Session 10 Greater than Jesus? John 14:12 “ Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go to the Father. NASB The only way we can do greater things than Jesus is when we ________ ourselves. multiply Multiplication
  64. Session 10 1 . This process starts with ___________ as he multiplies himself into the teen/youth leaders 2 . This process continues as the ______ adult leaders multiply themselves into the other adult leaders. 3 . Adult leaders in turn multiply themselves into the __________. 4 . Students _________ themselves into other students. the pastor head students multiply Greater than Jesus? cont’d
  65. Session 10 Multiplication Chart Timothy Paul Faithful Men Others You (1) Other Adults Leaders (Train 5 Leader) Student/Youth Leaders Others (Who each work with 5 students = 125 = 125) (Train 5 student Leaders = 25)
  66. 1. As a leader, whom are you currently entrusting the ministry to, or whom will you begin to entrust the ministry to (be specific, list names)? 2. What specific steps do you need to entrust others and to begin to multiply yourself in the ministry? List the specific steps in your notebook goal sheet. Session 10 Group Discussion And Personal Goal Setting
  67. Session 11 Luke 2: 41-51, NASB 41 And His parents used to go to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. 42 And when He became twelve, they went up there according to the custom of the Feast; 43 and as they were returning, after spending the full number of days, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. And His parents were unaware of it, 44 but supposed Family Role in Teen/Youth Ministry Jesus as a Teen/Youth:
  68. were astonished; and His mother said to Him, “ Son, why have You treated us this way? Behold , Your father and I have been anxiously looking for You.” 49 And He said to them, “Why is it that you were looking for Me? Did you not know that I had to be in My Father’s house?” 50 And they did not understand the statement which He had made to them. 51 And He went down with them, and came to Nazareth; and He continued in subjection to them; and His mother treasured all these things in her heart. Session 11 Jesus as a Teen/Youth:
  69. Session 11 Him to be in the caravan, and went a day’s journey; and when they began looking for Him among their relatives and acquaintances. 45 And when they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem, looking for Him. 46 And it came about that after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them, and asking them questions. 47 And all who heard Him were amazed at His understanding and His answers. 48 And when they saw Him, they Jesus as a Teen/Youth:
  70. “ Parents….simply by the way they raise their children, will empower our ministries or sabotage them. Parents play a role second to that of the Holy spirit in building the spiritual foundations of their children’s lives.” - - Mark DeVries Affects of Parents: Session 11
  71. Session 11 Sample Practical Ideas for a Family Supportive Teen/Youth Ministry:
  72. Session 11 1 . Seminars (for adults with teen/youth on the panel) 2 . Parenting teens support _______. 3. For strong teen/youth groups, have a generational _________ with discussion/family times. 4 . Teach ______ about parents.(Parents are learning to. This is the first time you have been a teen/youth, it is the first time they have been a parent) group retreat teens Specific Ideas for Parent Ministries:
  73. 1. What do the above passages ask of the parents? 2. Share with others an interesting or unusual trip you took with your parents as a teen/youth or child. Session 11 Group Discussion And Personal Goal Setting
  74. 3. When you were a teen/youth, how did you seek your independence, your freedom? How did you seek to be different from parents? 4. What steps will your ministry take to build a strong bond between the parents, teen/youth ministry and the teens/youth? (Be specific, list your plans in the goal sheet.) Session 11 Group Discussion And Personal Goal Setting cont’d
  75. Session 12 All of the principles we have discussed so far apply not only to the student ministry, but also to our ministry to other ______________ of the teen/youth. adult leaders Leadership Team Development Overview:
  76. Session 12 1 . ___________ Building. 2 . _________Them Where They Are. 3. ________ Level Discipleship. 4. ________ and ___________ Level of Discipleship. 5. ______________ Level of Discipleship. Community Meeting Growth Ministry Leadership Multiplication Overview, cont’d Leadership Team Development
  77. Session 12 A strong leader will desire to work out these elements in the leadership team in ________ with the ministry. parallel Your ministry with the youth leaders . Your ministry with the youth . The main purpose of a leadership team is to ____________ ______ while allowing each gifted person to _____ ______ specific abilities, giving them a purpose --- to further the cause of Christ. accomplish more use their Overview, cont’d
  78. Session 12 Exodus 18: 13-27 The Need for a Team: Leadership Team Development
  79. Session 12 Team Meetings: Training for leaders. Teach them how to do the things you do ,ie., pastoral care, Bible study methods, leading small groups etc. Skill - Minister to each other, through Bible study & prayer. - Work on the task at hand, ie.,current events, teen/youth meeting plans, etc. - Review & evaluate past events. - Set goals for future events. Huddle Recast the vision/purpose of the ministry. Vision
  80. Session 12 As the principal leader of the teen/youth ministry, your ____________ is to establish strong adult and teen/youth leaders. primary goal Your goals for this time together are community building, leadership development, gift analysis-placement, delegation, evaluation and planning. Team Meetings:
  81. Session 12 1. What are the qualities of a good leader? 2. Specifically, what do you need to do to develop a strong leadership team? (Enter into your goal sheet.) Group Discussion And Personal Goal Setting
  82. Session 13 _________ up with others with a like-minded _________________. Working Together (Networking) Definition: Teaming ministry purpose
  83. Why should we work together? Session 13 2 . ______ resources-consider teen/youth ministry library. Share 1 . Teen/youth _____big groups. like 3 . ______ from others. Learn 4 . More creativity. 5 . Cut costs. 6 . More _________ in the body of Christ. diversity
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  85. Session 13 1. What can I do to enhance or start a vital network? 2. What are my goal(s) for this area of ministry? (Place these in the goal sheet.) Group Discussion And Personal Goal Setting
  86. Interpretation- To explain the meaning of something (What does it mean to the author and it’s audience ?) –Not what it means to you- this is application. Session 14
  87. 8 Steps of interpretation: 1. _____ and __________. 2. _______ - use your mind. 3. _______ - look up key words in a dictionary, etc. 4. _________ translations. 5. __________________________- is a topic explained in more detail somewhere else? 6. _________ Bible Dictionaries, Atlases - look at culture , events, geography. 7. _________ : Heavy reflection-meditation. 8. ___________ your conclusions. Investigate within scripture Compare Define Discern Pray meditate Consult Wrestle Summarize Session 14
  88. Questions for Application Session 14 1. What am I to ________? believe 2. What am I to ___? Regarding actions, attitudes and sin. do 3. What do I learn about _____________? God, others, family, community, church, world, myself, God’s created world. relationships 4. What is the ____________ for me? Good News
  89. Session 14 1. How is your personal Bible Study time going? (Be honest!) 2. What steps can I take to improve my personal time and my time for studying what I will teach? (Get ideas from your groups) Write your goals. Pray for each other regarding this crucial area!!!! Group Discussion And Personal Goal Setting
  90. The Law of the The Law of E ducation T eacher The Law of The Law of The Law of The Law of The Law of A ctivity C ommunication H eart E ncouragement R eadiness Session 15 Overview: Teaching Process
  91. Session 15 52 And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and stature , and in favor with God and men. Luke 2: 52 Wisdom -- ___________ God -- ________ Stature -- ________ Men -- ______and __________ intellectual physical spiritual social emotional Teacher: cont’d
  92. Session 15 Matt 7: 24-26 24 “ Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine, and acts upon them, may be compared to a wise man, who built his house upon the rock. 25 “And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and burst against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded upon the rock . Activity: cont’d
  93. 26 “ And everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does not act upon them, will be like a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand. NASB Matt 7: 24-26, cont’d Session 15 Scientists say that the attention span for people is one minute for every year old they are. So if we are teaching teens/youth we have between 13-18 minutes to get our message across.
  94. Session 15 Additional Teaching Tools Studies show that the more dependable our classes are the less that is learned, while learning __________ with the more creative classes. increases Creativity in Teaching
  95. CREATIVE METHODS Art Display Demonstration Lecture Project Team Sharing Small Group Pictures (drawn) Creative Writing Music Drama Discussion Question and Answer Agree-Disagree Storytelling 1 to 1 Discussion
  96. What is a lesson aim? Session 15 A lesson aim is the distinct purpose ____________ of you lesson. It is what you are aiming for. statement Writing a lesson aim Always start with the student will….. Use ________verbs that describe what you want the student to know, feel or do. active
  97. What is a lesson plan? A detailed minute- by- minute ______ of the time you have. Including introduction, transitional statements, etc…… plan Session 15
  98. Global Youth Ministry Network Level 1 Seminar Evaluation NAME: CHURCH: ADDRESS: (HOME or CHURCH-circle one) E-MAIL ADDRESS PHONE# NUMBER OF TEENS/YOUTHS CURRENTLY AT YOUR CHURCH:
  99. 1. What was good about the seminar? 2. What could be improved about the seminar? 3. Give a written testimony of how this seminar has helped you. 4. Other comments (use the back of this page if necessary). Global Youth Ministry Network Level 1 Seminar Evaluation