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    • Youth Ministry Update Synod Assembly 2011
    • YOU are ENTRUSTED with these responsibilities:
      • Live with them among God’s faithful people
      • Bring them to the word of God and the holy supper
      • Teach them the Lord’s Prayer, the Creed, and the Ten Commandments
      • Place in their hands the holy scriptures
      • Nurture them in faith and prayer
    • SO THAT:
      • Your children may learn to trust God
      • Proclaim Christ through word and deed
      • Care for others and the world God made
      • Work for justice and peace.
    • SIMPLE
    • YOU are ENTRUSTED with these responsibilities:
      • Be Mentors
      • (Live with them among God’s faithful people)
      • Go To Worship
      • (Bring them to the word of God and the holy supper)
      • Teach the Essentials
      • (Lord’s Prayer, the Creed, and the Ten Commandments)
      • Read the Bible
      • (Place in their hands the holy scriptures)
      • Pray
      • (Nurture them in faith and prayer)
    • SIMPLE
    • Young People Believe in God.
      • But does faith make a difference in their lives? Or is their faith like an old pair of…
    •  
    • Vs.
    • The Sock Theory
      • Gym Class = Confirmation?
      • Sunday School?
      • Youth Group?
      • Worship?
    • Moralistic Therapeutic Deism
      • God passively watches from a distance.
      • God wants people to be good, nice and fair.
      • Purpose of life is to be happy.
      • God is the cosmic genie…stays in his bottle until you need a wish granted.
      • If you’re good, you go to heaven.
    • Is this life?
      • Is this what we believe?
    • It starts with YOU…
      • Be Mentors (yes, you may actually have to share your own faith story…)
      • Go to Worship (Hmmm…says nothing about dropping the kids off for Sunday school and heading to Starbucks)
      • Teach the essentials (umm…how does the Lord’s Prayer start again?)
      • Read the Bible (if necessary, blow off dust)
      • Pray (this helps with steps 1-4…I promise)
    • A Watered Down Belief…
      • … we are doing an exceedingly good job of teaching youth what we really believe: namely, that Christianity is not a big deal, that God requires little, and that church is a helpful social institution filled with nice people focused on themselves…
    • Ouch.
      • But there is hope.
      • And it begins with YOU…
    • Practice Discipleship
      • Youth Ministry training
        • for ALL adult leaders
      • Face-to-Face trainings
      • Webinars
      • God Talk, Cross Training, Workshops
      • FREE! FOR EVERYONE!
    • 2012 Synod Journey to the ELCA Youth Gathering
    • Consequential Faith
      • This is your mission
      • This is your calling.
      • For the sake of our young people.
      • … will you accept?