YM Quotes:

YM Quotes:

Youth ministry is always a challenge. Youth ministry is consistently changing. Youth ministry is regularly surprising. Youth ministry is fresh all the time. (Mark Oestreicher)

Although students need guidance from good leaders, we often take on too much of the responsibility for their knowledge about God. We want them to blindly adopt our opinions rather than work out their own understanding. Instead we must help young people learn how to think for themselves with God’s perspective as their foundation and the Word of God as their rule. (Sean Dunn)

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Article 8: I hope Bafana-Bafana does well...

The Confederations Cup is happening at the moment in South Africa. For the first time in history a major international soccer tournament has come to Africa. Many are very excited and people say things like: "Make us proud South Africa" or "I hope Bafana-Bafana does well!" (For those who don't know "Bafana-Bafana" is the name of the South African Soccer Team.)

Now let's stop to focus on sports. The question remains...how do you do with your personal life? Don't worry about Bafana-Bafana (or any other team), what about you? And how do our young people in our church & community do?

I hope they do well in terms of...
...their lifestyles.
...their daily behaviour.
...their responsibility towards others.
...their education.

And the list can go on and on...

Btw, do you know the story of the talents in the Bible? It's in Matthew 25:14-30
A strict master gave his three servants different amount of money (in the Bible it talks about talents). The first 500 Rand, the second 300 Rand and the third 100 Rand. Then he said "I am leaving for a while, take good care of what I have given to you" (In other words do well with what I have entrusted to you). When he came back the first and the second servant gave double the amount back to their master. But the third one gave back what he had received. So the master was disappointed and angry and kicked the third servant out!

Now tell me, who has done well?
Obviously the first two guys...the third one messed up (lazy bud).

Thinking about our own lives and those of the young people we work with - it's not so much about how much we do, but that we do well!
Therefore let me ask you: Do you invest enough in your life to do well? What do you do to help young people to do well in their lives?

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