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Incarnational Youth Ministry [training slides]

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"It's not about a program, but a process" is what being incarnational (that is, truth in the flesh) leads us to become as we minister to youth. I would love to come to your group and speak about this important lifestyle. This was developed after my attending a wonderful master's level class at IWU for a training session of volunteers I was to lead.

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Incarnational Youth Ministry [training slides]

  1. 1. ON THE JOURNEY YOUTH MINISTRY<br />“It is not about a program, <br />But a process.”<br />
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  3. 3. DO YOU KNOW WHY THEY CALL THIS GENERATION, the Y GENERATION?<br />
  4. 4. WHY WE MEET<br />Through a safe environment, we seek to provide youth with the opportunities they need to:<br />EXPERIENCE JESUS CHRIST through friendships with others<br />ENCOUNTER HIM ON THEIR LEVEL through worshipping God<br />EXPRESS HIM TO OTHERS by opening ourselves to each other<br />EMPTY THEMSELVES FOR HIM by learning from God’s Word<br />EMERGE MORE LIKE JESUS CHRIST by serving as HE would!<br />
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  6. 6. AGREEMENT<br />T-SHIRTS ONLY<br />RESPECT FOR ALL<br />NO LATE ENTRY (Call!)<br />RIDES ON TIME/Walkers<br />CELL PHONES OK UNTIL “OUR TIME”<br />NO HANGING OUT IN HALLWAYS<br />NO “JUST VISITING”<br />HANDS TO YOURSELF<br />NO DRINKS BROUGHT IN <br />ZERO PDA<br />STAY IN BOUNDARIES<br />FULL PARTICIPATION<br />DO HAVE FUN!<br />CAUSE FOR SUSPENSION = FIGHTING, STEALING, BREAKING ITEMS, <br />CONTINUED DISRESPECT FOR ADULTS OR OTHER YOUTH.<br />
  7. 7. THE PROCESS<br />To love youth where they are<br />To encourage them in developing their relationship to God<br />To provide them with opportunities for nurture and growth<br />To challenge them to respond to God’s call to serve in their communities<br />The Book of Discipline ¶226.4<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />
  8. 8. THE PROCESS<br />The condition of the person’s heart will determine how well God’s Word can take root in his or her life. <br />If students do not understand who they are and who they were created to be, they may see no need to tender their hearts to the Word of God. <br />(cited from: Greg Steir’s e-newsletter.)<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />
  9. 9. THE PROCESS<br />It shall be the duty of the pastor, the parent(s), guardian(s), sponsor(s), or godparent(s), the officers and teachers of the church school, and all members of the congregation to provide training for the children of the Church throughout their childhoodthat will lead to<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />
  10. 10. THE PROCESS<br />that will lead<br />to a personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior,<br />to an understanding of the Christian faith, and <br />to an appreciation of the privilege and obligations of the baptism and membership. The Book of Discipline ¶226.4<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />
  11. 11. THE PROCESS<br />There shall be a comprehensive approach to development and implementation of youth ministry programming at all levels of the Church. <br />The comprehensive approach is based on the understanding of the primary task of youth ministry:<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />
  12. 12. THE PROCESS<br />…the primary task of youth ministry:<br />To love youth where they are<br />To encourage them in developing their relationship to God<br />To provide them with opportunities for nurture and growth, and<br />To challenge them to respond to God’s call to serve in their communities<br />The Book of Discipline ¶226.4<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />
  13. 13. THE PROCESS<br />To love youth where they are<br />To encourage them in developing their relationship to God<br />To provide them with opportunities for nurture and growth<br />To challenge them to respond to God’s call to serve in their communities<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />
  14. 14. INCARNATIONALYouth Ministry<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />
  15. 15. INCARNATIONALYOUTH MINISTRY<br />Doctrine of Incarnation<br />Incarnate = “in the flesh”<br />Jesus Christ = fully God, fully man<br />God the Son took on human form, lived, died, resurrected, ascended <br />Christ Has Two Natures<br />A divine nature: Jesus is God<br />A human nature: Jesus is man<br />Jesus will be fully God and fully man forever<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />
  16. 16. INCARNATIONALYOUTH MINISTRY<br />Hebrews 4:14-15, “…tempted in every way as we are, yet without sin.”<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />
  17. 17. INCARNATIONALYOUTH MINISTRY<br />John 1:1-14, “…the Word was God…made the world… became flesh…dwelt among us…”<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />
  18. 18. INCARNATIONALYOUTH MINISTRY<br />Phil 2:5-7, “did not consider equality… He emptied himself…servant…”<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />
  19. 19. INCARNATIONALYOUTH MINISTRY<br />John 8:56-58, “The truth is, before Abraham was even born, I existed” <br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />
  20. 20. INCARNATIONALYOUTH MINISTRY<br />The Purposes of the Incarnation<br />To fulfill the promises of God<br />To reveal God directly to mankind<br />To provide an effective sacrifice for sin<br />To provide an example for our lives<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />
  21. 21. INCARNATIONALYOUTH MINISTRY<br />What difference does the incarnation make to your youth ministry?<br />Where do you spend your time? <br />Who do you spend your time with? <br />How are you networking with other leaders/pastors? <br />How are you teaching them to be incarnational = like Jesus Christ? <br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />
  22. 22. INCARNATIONALYOUTH MINISTRY<br />“…tempted in every way as TEENS are, yet without sin.”<br />“…the Word was God…became flesh like TEENS…dwelt among TEENS…”<br />“did not consider equality with TEENS… emptied servant to TEENS…”<br />“The truth is, before TEENS were even born, YOU existed” <br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />
  23. 23. INCARNATIONALYOUTH MINISTRY<br />ENTER THEIR WORLD<br />FIRST CONTACT PRESENCE = BE WITH<br />CONNECTION WALKING WITH<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />
  24. 24. INCARNATIONALYOUTH MINISTRY<br />“Kids don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />
  25. 25. INCARNATIONALYOUTH MINISTRY<br />Relational Capital = Invested time results in earned audience<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />
  26. 26. INCARNATIONALYOUTH MINISTRY<br />Understand them first before you seek to be understood.<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />
  27. 27. INCARNATIONALYOUTH MINISTRY<br />ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO BE INCARNATIONAL IS THROUGH CAMPS<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />
  28. 28. INCARNATIONALYOUTH MINISTRY<br />SEVEN SPIRITUAL YEARNINGS <br />OF YOUTH <br />Paul at Athens notices and makes observations about the culture and connected the Gospel<br />John 4:13-15 “Everyone who drinks of the water will give them will never thirst”<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />
  29. 29. INCARNATIONALYOUTH MINISTRY<br />SEVEN SPIRITUAL YEARNINGS <br />OF YOUTH <br />1. IDENTITY: WHO AM I? <br />2. INTIMACY: AM I LOVED? WHOSE AM I? <br />3. PURPOSE: WHY AM I HERE? <br />4. HEALING: IS THERE HOPE FOR ME? <br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />
  30. 30. INCARNATIONALYOUTH MINISTRY<br />SEVEN SPIRITUAL YEARNINGS <br />OF YOUTH <br />5. MENTORING: DO I MATTER TO YOU? WILL YOU GUIDE ME? <br />6. NURTURE: DO YOU CARE? WILL YOU GIVE ME WHAT I NEED? <br />7. COURAGE: DO I HAVE WHAT IT TAKES? <br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />
  31. 31. THE PROCESS<br />To love youth where they are<br />To encourage them in developing their relationship to God<br />To provide them with opportunities for nurture and growth<br />To challenge them to respond to God’s call to serve in their communities<br />I n c a r n a t i o n a l<br />
  32. 32. ON THE JOURNEY YOUTH MINISTRY<br />“It is not about a program, <br />But a process.”<br />

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