Youth & Children's Work - The future
served as Co-ordinator from March 2000 till 2005, I believe we have
achieved our three main tasks below and as detailed in "The way forward".
The Way forward
The framework for
the way forward for youth & children's work at Meadow Way, will
be based on the book "Purpose Driven Youth Ministry" by
Doug Fields. You can purchase this book at Amazon.co.uk
youth & children's ministry exists for five reasons (1) reach
non-Christian young people (Evangelism), (2) connect them with other
Christians (Fellowship), (3) help them grow in their faith
(Discipleship), (4) help the growing to discover their ministry
(Ministry), and (5) honour God with their life (Worship).
We need to ask
ourselves, does our current youth & children's activities meet
these purposes. If not what do we need to change or start.
Our aim is to lead young people through the five circles of commitment, from "community" (no connection with the church) towards the "core" (those who are committed to doing ministry, serving because of Jesus).
Our Timetable (revised September 30th 2000)
I will issue a regular "Leaders Update" to all the leaders:-
Check out the recommended
list of youth & children's magazines, books, email and web addresses
to help you start forming your own toolbox.