On the Edge mini vision

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On the Edge mini vision

  1. 1. 1) Vision Where are we going?
  2. 2. Church on the Edge • On the Edge is part of the wider Frontier Youth Trust and Church Missionary Society project ‘Church on the Edge’ (CotE). • CotE seeks to bring about an expression of church with young people were they can explore what it means within their culture and setting to be church. • This is the starting point for the work of On the edge.
  3. 3. City on a Hill • Youth work and the process of youth work can be Church. • An image for the Church can be both the city on the hill and the journey to that city (Matt. 5:14). ‣ Church as both the process and the outcome. ‣ The Journey and the destination. Taken from ‘Off The Beaten Track’ by Richard Passmore.
  4. 4. The Vision Taking into account the vision of CotE. As well as church being journey and destination The vision of On the Edge is: ‘To be and grow a relevant expression of church with young people.’
  5. 5. 2) Aims How will we get there?
  6. 6. Aims: Bringing it together By bring together the aims of CotE: ‘develop a fresh approach to challenging young people’s behavior through good youth work processes with the critical intention to grow a relevant expression of church with marginalized young people.’ And ‘The project (CotE) will seek to work within a professional framework and believe good youth work is participatory, empowering, educative and promotes equality of opportunity. We seek to enhance the personal, social, emotional and spiritual development of young people that they may realise their full potential.’
  7. 7. Aims: Bringing it together And integrating them with the vision of On the Edge ‘To be and grow a relevant expression of church with young people.’ This then leads us to the key aims of On the Edge: ‣ Building meaningful relationships with young people. ‣ Helping young people to become autonomous individuals. ‣ Making it possible for young people to respond to the claims of Christ.
  8. 8. Breaking down the aims • Building meaningful relationships with • Making it possible for young people to young people. respond to the claims of Christ. ‣ Relationship is the core of all youth ‣ By making this possible we are seeking work and ministry. Without relationships to empower young people with between young people and workers information so they can make their own there is no youth work. decisions regarding Christ. By responding, they may choose to be followers of Christ. • Helping young people to become autonomous individuals. ‣ An autonomous individual is someone who has developed an ethical framework and can act on it to take control of, and be responsible for themselves and their actions.
  9. 9. 3) Objectives How do we meet our aims?
  10. 10. Achieving our Aims By recognising our aims we can then examine appropriate ways to fulfill them by developing objectives. Vision: To be and grow a relevant expression of church with young Aims Objectives • Make contact with new young people. Build meaningful relationships with young people. • Build on existing relationships with young people. Working with young people: • Emotionally • Socially • Physically Helping young people to become autonomous individuals. • Academically • Politically • Empowerment • Explore with young people ‘the meaning of life’. Make it possible for young people to respond to the claims of • Enable young people to gain relevant and appropriate Christ. exposure to the Christian faith.
  11. 11. 4) 2007/8 Annual Plan Short term view
  12. 12. Annual Plan: Aim One Aim Objective Method Networking with areas were young people have contact Make contact with new young Involvement in Schools. people. Detached/Street work Bus Breakfast 1 to 1 work Build meaningful relationships with young people. Chagford Friday night meeting Drewsteignton Saturday night Build on existing relationships meetings with young people. Day Trips Youth Meals Hotspot Nights
  13. 13. Annual Plan: Aim Two Aim Objective Method Working with individual young Emotionally people in need Youth Fest Socially Joint group events Develop relationships with the REC Physically Helping young people to become autonomous Use ICT/media were possible. individuals. Have involvement with media projects. Academically Make contact with schools and seek regular involvement. Politically Speak project Empowerment Youth Forum
  14. 14. Annual Plan: Aim Three Aim Objective Method Actively use informal education to Examine with young people ‘the explore ‘the meaning of life’. meaning of life’. Start monthly film club to explore Make it possible for young ‘deeper’ issues. people to respond to the claims of Christ. Enable young people to gain Be aware of possibilities for relevant and appropriate ‘informal’ discipleship. exposure to the Christian faith.

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