Preteen Ministry 26 th July 2008
Youth and Family Ministry <ul><li>Encompasses preteen and teen ministries </li></ul><ul><li>Supports families as they rais...
Why re-launch preteen ministry? <ul><li>Crucial time in child development that needs special focus </li></ul><ul><li>A lar...
10-12 years old <ul><li>Rapid physical changes </li></ul><ul><li>Hormones, mood swings and growth spurts </li></ul><ul><li...
Spiritual opportunity <ul><li>Now is the time to focus on their relationship with God – help it mature </li></ul><ul><li>T...
Focus on the heart <ul><li>Preteens is the time when we convert the heart </li></ul><ul><li>If done properly, baptism will...
Win the heart <ul><li>WARNING </li></ul><ul><li>If we don’t grab this opportunity to win the heart there are plenty of oth...
The battle cry of a generation <ul><li>“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the ...
A cultural invasion <ul><li>The conformity of individualism </li></ul><ul><li>The confines of consumerism </li></ul><ul><l...
An isolated generation <ul><li>Children are increasingly isolated from the adult world </li></ul><ul><li>Teenagers spend l...
The traditional approach to youth ministry <ul><li>Mechanics approach: isolate & fix </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry challenge...
The crisis as an opportunity <ul><li>“ For too long, young people have been told that their greatest problems drugs, sex, ...
Parent power <ul><li>Our job is to build character , not make them happy! </li></ul><ul><li>Teach them how to think not t...
A view from the stands <ul><li>Hebrews 12:1-3 </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud o...
The goal is maturity <ul><li>Colossians 1:28-29 </li></ul><ul><li>We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with ...
Action <ul><li>Empower parents </li></ul><ul><li>Equip the extended family </li></ul><ul><li>What do I bring to the table?...
Empower parents <ul><li>Build a community of parents </li></ul><ul><li>Quarterly parenting workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Mon...
Equip the extended family <ul><li>Appoint preteen leaders in every congregation </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinate Sunday/midwee...
…on to maturity <ul><li>Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by...
 
of 20

Preteen ministry launch 2008

Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Published in: Technology      Spiritual      
Source: www.slideshare.net


Transcripts - Preteen ministry launch 2008

  • 1. Preteen Ministry 26 th July 2008
  • 2. Youth and Family Ministry <ul><li>Encompasses preteen and teen ministries </li></ul><ul><li>Supports families as they raise their children to become Christians </li></ul><ul><li>The goal is strong families of disciples who all make it to heaven together </li></ul>
  • 3. Why re-launch preteen ministry? <ul><li>Crucial time in child development that needs special focus </li></ul><ul><li>A large number of our children are now reaching preteens </li></ul><ul><li>Your children are in this group! </li></ul>
  • 4. 10-12 years old <ul><li>Rapid physical changes </li></ul><ul><li>Hormones, mood swings and growth spurts </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual growth </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness of need for God and lost state of world </li></ul>
  • 5. Spiritual opportunity <ul><li>Now is the time to focus on their relationship with God – help it mature </li></ul><ul><li>Talk about that relationship leading to making a commitment in baptism </li></ul><ul><li>Talk about baptism as a natural part of the journey to heaven </li></ul><ul><li>We are excited about going to heaven together! </li></ul>
  • 6. Focus on the heart <ul><li>Preteens is the time when we convert the heart </li></ul><ul><li>If done properly, baptism will follow naturally when old enough </li></ul><ul><li>Laying foundation now is crucial </li></ul><ul><li>Preteens is a time of exciting opportunity </li></ul>
  • 7. Win the heart <ul><li>WARNING </li></ul><ul><li>If we don’t grab this opportunity to win the heart there are plenty of others out there who will </li></ul>
  • 8. The battle cry of a generation <ul><li>“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2 </li></ul>
  • 9. A cultural invasion <ul><li>The conformity of individualism </li></ul><ul><li>The confines of consumerism </li></ul><ul><li>The cultural demands for success </li></ul>
  • 10. An isolated generation <ul><li>Children are increasingly isolated from the adult world </li></ul><ul><li>Teenagers spend less than 7% of their waking hours with adults </li></ul><ul><li>Our children are being robbed of the very thing that is supposed to provide maturity and security for them </li></ul>
  • 11. The traditional approach to youth ministry <ul><li>Mechanics approach: isolate & fix </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry challenges are not mechanistic </li></ul><ul><li>The church is described as a body </li></ul><ul><li>The physicians approach may be a better way to view a ministry challenge </li></ul>
  • 12. The crisis as an opportunity <ul><li>“ For too long, young people have been told that their greatest problems drugs, sex, alcohol, etc….These are, in fact, only symptoms of a much greater disease. The disease of youth is that their key relationships are in disarray, their relationships with God, self, parents, friends, and the world.” Charles P. Warren (Film producer) </li></ul>
  • 13. Parent power <ul><li>Our job is to build character , not make them happy! </li></ul><ul><li>Teach them how to think not tell them what to think </li></ul><ul><li>“ Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.”  Roger Lewin </li></ul>
  • 14. A view from the stands <ul><li>Hebrews 12:1-3 </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. </li></ul><ul><li>We’re a community, not an organization </li></ul><ul><li>“ It takes a village to raise a child” African Proverb </li></ul>
  • 15. The goal is maturity <ul><li>Colossians 1:28-29 </li></ul><ul><li>We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. To this end I labour, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me. </li></ul><ul><li>More than positively engaging the kids whilst the adults have church </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s ministry is ministry </li></ul>
  • 16. Action <ul><li>Empower parents </li></ul><ul><li>Equip the extended family </li></ul><ul><li>What do I bring to the table? </li></ul>
  • 17. Empower parents <ul><li>Build a community of parents </li></ul><ul><li>Quarterly parenting workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly parent / preteen leaders meeting at local level </li></ul>
  • 18. Equip the extended family <ul><li>Appoint preteen leaders in every congregation </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinate Sunday/midweek classes </li></ul><ul><li>Establish local mentoring for preteens </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly local event </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly meeting with the Lamb’s for preteen leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Quarterly churchwide preteen event </li></ul>
  • 19. …on to maturity <ul><li>Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. Ephesians 4:14-15 </li></ul>

Related Documents