Advertising/ Marketing fit like a glove on the global ministry, Focus on the Family. Focus on the Family is a global ministry helping families build lasting relationship with God. A part of this is building families, teaching husband, wives, and children how to develop a relationship with God. Focus on the Family believes that all people are of the utmost importance. They believe that our foundation is God, and we can survive through the family.
Over this past semester, VUSM 101 Leading by Serving has taught me about many values. These values include Franciscan Values, Viterbo Values, Servant Leadership, and my own Personal Values. This class also taught me that each person has their own values and those values are what make you unique. These values also influence what gifts a person has. I have discovered that by evaluating my core values, I am able to interpret the gifts that I have received from God and how I will be able to use those gifts throughout my life.
This also brings in the religion part of my cultural identity as well. Loving my neighbor, as I love myself and carrying out the commandments of God as a Christian fosters my social responsibility as well. Also, being involved with voter elections, community watch, and other activities have stemmed from my cultural identity in terms of my race and gender as well. For me, I believe my cultural identity is one of the things that motivates my social responsibility. I do not think that I can disassociate any of the experiences of my life in terms of my social responsibility.
(Anderson and Reese) The characteristics to look for in a mentor are a Christ-like role model displaying holiness, spiritual maturity, biblical knowledge, wisdom, spiritual disciplines, prayer, a listener, gifted in recognizing potential, discerning, trustworthy, experienced life, and an attitude of grace. The primary task of the mentor is “to awaken the mentoree to his or her uniqueness as a loved child of God, created in the image of God for intimacy of relationship that empowers the individual for authentic acts of ministry” (Anderson and Reese 45). The Art of Beginning Well:
This course has taught me that the success of family support programs is highly determined by the health of the relationship between workers and participants. I plan to stay grounded in this practice considering that “everyone needs it” (De.ryerson.ca, 2015). Social capital plays a key role in family services and programs. I hope to take it with me even in my daily interactions with people and will be able to put it into practice in my future job. Regular reflection for family practitioners is not only beneficial for the worker, it also gives them guidance to provide current and an accurate service to families.
I feel like it’s my mission in life is to help heal and lead. I’m able to do this through positive people, resources, mentors and support from church. My faith has kept me going, but it was my god that provided my path. My mission in life is to counsel and advocate for others and I believe being a professional counselor will let me be able to be the most effective in helping people recover. To have a team to go out to rural areas and homes and counsel and pray for those who need help but for whatever reason struggle getting it.
My view on this is that gratitude and humility are one of the core values on living the good life because we can use these talents to gain understanding of our own self and others around us. Like God, we can use our gifts to also gain companionship, which God believes to be in reaching a good
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.
Different families have different family traditions. Meaningful family traditions provide parents with an invaluable tool for carrying out their divine responsibility to rear children in love and righteousness. As families establish and follow traditions, each family member is strengthened and the family as a whole grows in unity and love. The Family: A Proclamation to the World states that wholesome family recreation is important in building successful families. By creating traditions that bring the family closer to God, parents can strengthen the bond between family members, fortify commitment to religion, and teach important principles they want their children to understand and live by.
I was raised in a religious family that taught me to care for your neighbors, and to show kindness to all those around you, and I continue to hold those values. I have always been the one to help others, when they need help or are struggling with something. It brings me joy to know that I helped out in one way or another and that I made their life in one way or another better. Throughout my life I was never the one to be selfish. I did everything I can to help.