1992:P55) Critical Thinking What is my evaluation of what was being presented / observed? What evidence do I have that either supports or contradicts the above? (Re... ... middle of paper ... ...as LGB&T. Are faith based youth clubs really carrying out youth work that should be inclusive to all, or are they carrying out activities with young people while teaching theological literature and scripture? If faith based youth workers are the Shepherds for their church are they protecting their entire flock or just a chosen few, isolating the ones that are different?
The theology course defines disciple as someone who chooses to follow Christ for the purpose of becoming like him in every part of life. From my service for the Young Athletes Program, I learn to serve the community as Jesus did. To a accept others even if they may not match the ideal societal definition of normal. Moreover, as a disciple of Jesus, I learn to view kids with down syndrome as gifted children’s with great abilities; they’re no different from any other child. Living as a disciple of Jesus means I am not to judge others and I was able to gain greater insight in the concept of judgment and discipleship through my service.
But while these other groups may be easy to become a part of, a healthy a strong youth ministry can provide students wi... ... middle of paper ... ...tial ideas and theologies that are absolutely the cornerstone to having a healthy ministry. Ideas like community, grace, love, and forgiveness could all have their own paper written for them individually, but acceptance is absolutely essential to any ministry. To accept someone into your family, just like the father in the story of the prodigal son, is to share all of these values listed above. By accepting them we are showing them grace, love, forgiveness and belonging, that each and everyone one of them so desperately desires. If we as youth pastors can embrace acceptance and also use it genuinely and not as a technique for recruiting, then surely our ministry will grow both in numbers and in depth in the knowledge of the word of God.
With spiritual direction from parents and mentors in the Church, adolescents can discover and create individual identities before God. Spiritual modeling has also influenced adolescents’ religious and spiritual development. Teachers, both in education and the Church, have the opportunity to enhance attributes such as wisdom, good character, and generosity by modeling spirituality (Lerner, 109). Spiritual models are designed to be examples of the positive purpose of goal setting and pursuing. They should seek to demonstrate making positive con... ... middle of paper ... ...18. doi:10.1080/10508610701879340 Nielson, Jon.
When they do share their wisdom, I apply it all to my life, directing myself in a way that leads to a positive outlook on life. I reflect on my family’s perspectives after every quarrel, to share my opinions about how just I believe they are. I do this by referencing my religion’s own statutes, as I am religious, and take them to be true and righteous. In all that I do in my home, in all that I provide for my family, goodness is what drives me to support and guide. Goodness is what the hum... ... middle of paper ... ... community needs community outreach, social support, and opportunities to better the lives of people of it.
This knowledge should be taught not as simple theory. At the same time if emphasis is made only on practical part it is wrong. The reason, meaning and purpose of every Christian practices should be explained. The purpose of this paper is to describe the model of mentorship and discipleship, which will aim to lead believers to learn what is, why to and how to live as true worshiper. It is assumed that these factors will be foundation for healthy and constant growth of spirituality of young people.
Ideas that are formed young typically have a great influence throughout a person’s life, this is why religion targets children at such a young age. Children are encouraged to come to church and participate in gatherings for young kids. It is easier to convince a naïve child than an educated adult. Fear is another driving force that push people toward religion. Religions have punishments for non-believers.
By leading events for non-Christians I can have proper doctrine taught before they come to Christ. I also expect the congregation to be trained in one-on-one evangelism. Focus on teaching the simple doctrine of salvation. Wednesday services are a great for ministering to family, both the youth and their parents. I need to reach youths because it is hard to evangelize after youths have been indoctrinated the education... ... middle of paper ... ...ed is a building is not strictly needed, just Christian people.
I am available to answer questions that pertain to the bible, but allow clients to interpret the teaching to their lives and recovery. These approaches allow clients to not rely on my experiences, but on their own encounters and knowledge. Gently guiding them to hear and see how God works in a client’s life is a rewarding and satisfying experience. References Walker, D. F., Gorsuch, R. L., & Tan, S. (2004, October). Therapists’ integration of religion and spirituality in counseling: A meta-analysis.
In ministry it is important to note that the different people involved in your ministry will be at different stages of their spiritual growth. Having an awareness of your own personal theology will be important for how you go about teaching the students who are involved in your youth ministry. One part of personal theology is spiritual formation. Duffy Robbins states that spiritual formation is, “the growing into the likeness of Jesus” (448). Another main part of personal theology is community.