7in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come. Ｂｉｂｌｉｃａｌ ＲｅｆｅｒｅｎｃｅｓRemember your Creatorin the days of your youth,before the days of trouble come.(NRSV, Ｅｃｃｌｅｓｉａｓｔｅｓ １２：１)
8Ｂｉｂｌｉｃａｌ ＲｅｆｅｒｅｎｃｅｓLet no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. (I Timothy 4:11)
9What are some of the Christian Characters Tuesday, July 5 Class OneThe ThemeWhat are some of the Christian Charactersthis age group should manifest?
10Christian Character Formation as the result of Spiritual Growth PhysicalMoral(Moral Values)Social(Relation-ships)Affective(Heart)Cognitive (Mental)
11Stages of Development By Erik Erikson CrisisVirtues to be attained10-1 yearsTrust VS MistrustHOPE22-3 yrsAutonomy VS Shame & DoubtWILL34-6 yrsInitiation VS GuiltPURPOSE47-12 yrsIndustry VS InferiorityCOMPENTENCE513-19 yrs(late teen)Identity VS Role ConfusionFIDELTY620-34 yrs(youngadult)Intimacy VS IsolationLOVE735-65 yrsGenerativity VS StagnationCARE865 +Integrity VS DespairWISDOM
12Characteristics of Youth *Younger Youth (13-15yrs)Physical1)Bodies rapidly changing.2)Girls reach puberty earlier thanboys.3) Changing of bodies may be a source of emotional concernfor some youth.4) Sometimes can be awkward.5)Ready to perform tasks with high level of physical staminaand energy.*Older Youth (16-18yrs)PhysicalThey look like adults.Capable of adult activities.Capable of full sexual andreproductive activity; yetnot ready for it emotionallyor economically.Outgrowing clumsiness.5) Eat much.
13Younger Youth (13-15)& Older Youth(16-18) MentalCreative & inventive.Can think abstractly and learn difficult concepts.Understand the consequences of actions.Can think independently(may rebel against authority)Can conceptualize time &space.6) Enjoy adventures & discovery.Mental 1)Capable of critical thinking. 2)Arguing for the sake of it 3) Creative & enjoy solving problems. 4) Can make & carry out plan of action. 5) Work for sense of achieve- ment. 6) Decision-making skills are improving.
14Younger Youth & Older Youth SocialWant to belong to a group of peers.Seek adult status.Desire acceptance ofadults (incl.parents)4) Want to dress like friends.5) Enjoy competition.6) Usually self-conscious.SocialCan take deliberate skills in improvinginterpersonal skills.Concerned about relation-ship with thethe opposite sex.Seek adult status.Belong to a social groupof their interests & needs.
15Younger Youth & Older Youth EmotionalLike a roller coaster.May feel misunderstood.Difficulty to express their feelings.Tend to rebel againstauthority.Commit to worthy cause.Developing emotional independence.Sometimes difficult to control their emotions.EmotionalHave more ability to control their emotions.Still have moodiness.Feel intense emotions (incl. sexual impetus)Likes art, film, music.Need emotional security.Ready to accept their sexuality.
16Younger Youth & Older Youth SpiritualIdealistic in faith.Can have doubts in faith.Ready for deep personalencounter with God.Think about death.Appreciate honesty.Want practical Bible study.Capable of serving othersin ministry & missions.SpiritualQuestion adult value systems.Developing a mature philosophy of life.Emotional & personal faith.Express faith in their ownterms.Capable of making lifelong commitments oftheir faith.Want to relate spiritual truth to everyday life.Capable of meaningful worship experineces.
17How Do Youth Learn? They Learn When... They have adult role models to follow.There is an atmosphere of love, trust, & acceptance.They make discoveries for themselves.They are actively involved in the learning process.They explore Biblical truth with their peers.
18How Do Youth Learn? They Learn When... 6) The lesson relates to their needs & interests.7) The activities reflect their abilities.8) The learning goal has been identified.9) A variety of learning methods are employed.10) They are provided with opportunities to take positive action regarding the lesson.
197 Goals of Youth Ministry～“AFFIRMS” A Achievement realized. F Friends gained. F Feeling understood. I Identity established. R Responsibility accepted. M Maturity gained. S Sexuality understood.
20 Young Adults Need … Regarding God, Young Adults needs To reverence God, respect His commandments, and seek to know & do His will as the supreme good.To grow in understanding of prayer & in ability to pray.To want to do things in ways pleasing to Jesus.To grow in ability to make right choices.5) To develop in ability to help make his/her home happy.To have an increasing love for all people which willbe expressed in friendliness & cooperation.
21Young Adults Need …To seek & use opportunities to invest their talents & skills in Christian service.To witness consistently to the truth & power ofChristian faith & to seek to win others to Christ.To work faithfully for the building up of their church & to serve sacrificially in & thru their church.To give money from worthy motives & according toBiblical teaching for the support of their church & its work.
22Young Adults Need …5) To show compassion for people in need & to do deeds of helpfulness in daily life. 6) To find God’s will for their lives, to prepare adequately for the vocation to which they are called, and to enter that vocation with a sense of dedication to Christian service. 7) To serve effectively as a member of a team & to serve without desire for self-glory.
23Young Adults Need …8) To dedicate their total personality & resources to world missions as the means of carrying forward the redemptive undertaking of Jesus Christ 9) To join with others in cooperative action for improvement of social conditions, the creation of a more Christian society, & the realization of God’s purpose for humankind
24Wednesday, July 6 Class Two The ThemeHow To BuildSuch Christian Charactersin Their Lives?
25God As the Master Builder “I planted, Apollo watered, but God gave the growth.So neither the one who plants nor the one who watersis anything, but only God who gives the growth.The one who plants and the one waters have acommon purpose, and will receive wagesaccording to the labor of each.For we are God’s servants, working together;You are God’s field, God’s building.”(NRSV, 1 Corinthians 3:6-9)…. God is calling you to be God’s co-worker for Youth!
26As Leaders/Teachers for Youth/Young Adults… As a co-worker of God, you need to help them! *To help them read the Bible, and know the Bible *To help them pray every day *To help them faithfully attend Worship Service *To help them give to God (money, time, talents, etc) *To help them witness to friends (generally leader should be of the same sex as the youth. Boy for boys, girl for girls)
27As Leaders/Teachers for Youth/Young Adults… As a co-worker of God, you need tohelp them!*To listen to them carefully*To help them share their problems*To guide them to make good decisions*To be with them to share their joys & sorrows*To help them trust God in every way
28As a Youth/Young Adult Leader, you need… *To know the Bible well *To have basic skills in counseling (attentive listening) *To know their circumstances well(about their family, school life, personalities, strength & weaknesses) *To accept them with patience & prayer *To share the church life together *To walk with them in their journey of life
29Thursday, July 6 Class Three The ThemeWhat should we, as the church, do to minister to them?
30What should we do, as the church, to help them grow and mature? Christian TrainingDevelopmental TaskCharacterFormation & SpiritualGrowth
31Ｂｉｂｌｉｃａｌ Ｒｅｆｅｒｅｎｃｅｓ “FORMATION & BUILDING” Ｂｉｂｌｉｃａｌ Ｒｅｆｅｒｅｎｃｅｓ“FORMATION & BUILDING”Galatians 4:19(Christ being formedin the believer)Colossians 3:16~17(let the word ofChrist dwell in you)Ephesians 4:11~17 (growing in loveas unity in the Body of Christ)
32Think About It Select a Bible story of your choice that you think fits to the spiritual needs of Young Adult.B) Select a topic of Bible Study for Young Adult anddevelop a simple study outline.(Example) Vocational Life, Love & Marriage,Becoming an effective witness for the Lord, etc.*Think about it~ (A) or (B)~and share it on Thursday, July 7.
33Biblical ReferencesIn case of Joseph Genesis 37:1~36 Joseph 17 yrs old with his brothers loved by father, envied & hated by his brothers Genesis 39:1~41:36 Joseph’s hardship in Egypt Joseph living alone in a foreign land Joseph tempted by Potiphar’s wife, & misunderstood, sent to jail Genesis 41:37~46 Joseph interprets dreams Joseph as prime minister at age 30
34Biblical ReferencesIn case of Esther Esther 2:5~18 Hadassah becoming Esther the Queen Esther 4:1~17 Esther facing crisis of a lifetime Esther 5:1~9:19 Jews in Persia saved Esther 9:20~32 Esther ordaining Purim Festival
35Youth Learn Through Many Activities! Art Drama Music Visual Techniques Games Pencil & Paper Sports Eating Meeting Fun Activities Christian Fellowship
36As the Church, Youth/Young Adult Leader Will … Pray for them & put prayer into action(e.g.: communication thru notebooks)To share their spiritual needs at the Teachers/Leaders MeetingTo share their spiritual needs with PastorTo have communication with their familyTo plan retreats/camps/seminars/eating meetings & fellowship/watching videos/sport games, etc,for them & with them・ To help them do volunteer works at churchTo minister to them as a teamTo let them participate in regional camps/retreats
37Christian Stewardship of Giving Christian Living & Testimony Youth & Young AdultsWorship & PraiseBible StudyPrayer & DevotionsChristian Stewardship of GivingChristian Living & TestimonyChristian Attitudes & Service
39Ｂｉｂｌｉｏｇｒａｐｈｙ Charles A. Tidwell, The Educational Ministry of A Church: A Comprehensive Model for Studentsand Ministers, Revised & Expanded, 1996.Bruce P. Powers, ed., Christian Education Handbook:A Revised & Completely Updated Edition, 1996.Daryl Eldridge, ed., The Teaching Ministry of the Church:Integrating Biblical Truth with Contemporary Application, 1995.*Above 3 books are all from Broadman & Holman Publishers, USA.