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Weaving Dreams for Parish Youth Ministry


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Slide that I prepared for the Parish Youth Ministry of the Mary Queen of Peace Parish.

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Weaving Dreams for Parish Youth Ministry

  1. 1. WEAVING DREAMS P U R P O S E I N L I F E / S T E E R IN G YO U R C A R E E R Parish Youth Ministry Mary Queen of Peace Parish Alan L. Caceres
  3. 3. Do you know how to fly an airplane?Do you know how to use a TubeBot?
  4. 4. IT ALL STARTS WITH GOD Focusing on ourselves will never reveal our life’s purpose You were made by God and for God – and until you understand that, life will never make sense To discover your life’s purpose: Ask God It’s not about me – “Everything got started in Him and finds its purpose in Him.” (Col 1:16b)
  5. 5. YOU ARE NOT AN ACCIDENT Long before you were conceived by your parents, you were conceived in the mind of God He also determined the natural talents you would possess and the uniqueness of your personality God made you so he could love you God made you for a reason, and your life has profound meaning I am not an accident – “I am your Creator. You were in my care even before you were born.” (Isaiah 44:2)
  6. 6. Guilt Approval Anger What Drives Nothing matters Your more than Life? knowing God’s purpose for your life, and nothingcan compensate Material- Fear for not knowing ism them – not success, wealth,fame or pleasure
  7. 7. THE REASON FOR EVERYTHING Living for God’s glory is the greatest achievement we can accomplish with our lives When anything in creation fulfills its purpose, it brings glory to God God’s glory is the expression of his goodness, and all his other intrinsic, eternal qualities It’s all for him – “For everything comes from God alone. Everything lives by this power, and everything is for his glory.” (Romans 11:36)
  8. 8. FIVE PURPOSES FOR YOUR LIFE1. Worship Him – far more than praising, singing and praying to God. It is a lifestyle of enjoying God, loving Him and giving ourselves to be used for his purpose.2. Love other believers –we are part of God’s family. Following Christ is not just a matter of believing, it also includes belonging and learning to love the family of God.
  9. 9. FIVE PURPOSES FOR YOUR LIFE3. Become like Christ – grow to spiritual maturity; becoming like Jesus in the way we think, feel and act.4. Serve others with our gifts – your abilities are not for selfish purposes but to benefit others, just as others were given abilities for your benefit. MINISTRY
  10. 10. FIVE PURPOSES FOR YOUR LIFE5. Telling others about Him – once we know the truth, he expects us to share it with others. It is a great privilege to introduce others to Christ and help them discover their purpose.
  13. 13. What do you enjoy doing?• Playing the guitar What are your strengths?• Writing music What are your• Singing with the choir • Math weaknesses?• Coding software • Science • Music • Languages• Learning the computer • Sports• Doing electronics• Teaching people What job do you seem to like? • Engineer • Musician
  14. 14. CAREER: ELEMENTS OF A NATURAL FIT Natural talents & innate abilities – talents give each person a special ability to do certain kinds of tasks easily and happily The work matches your personality traits & temperament – have a career that gives you a chance to be yourself, that fits your personality, that makes you feel at home
  15. 15. CAREER: ELEMENTS OF A NATURAL FIT Rewards fit your values - rewards are the motivators that help keep you happily performing your tricks at work. Some rewards mean more to you than others. That is because they are linked with your values. You fulfill your goals - To have something to shoot for is an important part of the joy of working; gives you a sense of challenge on the job
  16. 16. CAREER: ELEMENTS OF A NATURAL FIT Your work is interesting and meaningful – people engaged in something they care about are proud of what they do and feel they are making a contribution. You find the workplace environment compatible - each person flourishes in some work environments and finds others stressful or otherwise inappropriate.