Renewcast 11: Ministry Value #2 (Part 2) – ft. Jeffrey R & Carina M

Min Value 2

 

Show Notes:

We discuss ministry value 2. Special guests CLU interns Jeffrey & Carina.

How do we develop significant relationships in a tough society?

Youth ministry adds another level of value to friendships. Do kids get this?

How do different friend groups affect developing significant friendships?

In the church, we have the opportunity to be vulnerable about real stuff. How do we help kids get there?

What is the thing that prevents these types of relationships? How can we practice developing them?

How do we balance the chaos of youth ministry with more intentional ways to build friendships?

Renewcast 10: Ministry Value #2 – ft. Mark F & Jenna L

Min Value 2

 

Show Notes:

We discuss ministry value 2. Special guests Mark & Jenna.

– Do significant friendships (like the ministry value describes) exist in the school and/or church?
– How do we develop these types of friendships?
– What attitudes in our environment either prevent or allow for this development? We discuss things like judgement and insecurity due to unhealthy comparison to others
– How do we really create a culture where significant friendships exist?

Ministry Value #2: Overview & Resources

Overview: Ministry Value #2: “Youth need significant friendships that add value, encourage growth, and validate each person’s worth. The church provides a place for youth to support one another in a way that they might not experience anywhere else. These types of relationships can be life changing.” A few questions to get started: Who is someone in your life you’d consider a significant friend? Why? (they “add value, encourage growth”?) Can a significant friendship exist without these things? Think about everyone else (those not considered your significant friends). How do you validate their worth as a human being? Now think about the church. How might it offer something not found anywhere else? In John 15, Jesus tells the disciples that being connected to God is like fruit being connected to a tree. A branch can’t produce fruit on it’s own; neither can we. And then Jesus says a couple of interesting things: “This is how my Father shows who he

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MS/HS Renew Message – Ministry Value #2

Last month I shared that we’re going through our “ministry values” at Renew. And we’re just beginning, so it’s on to the second: Ministry Value #2: “Youth need significant friendships that add value, encourage growth, and validate each person’s worth. The church provides a place for youth to support one another in a way that they might not experience anywhere else. These types of relationships can be life changing.” So basically, we’re talking about growing valuable friendships. I have a friend (I know, shocking). His name is Kevin. 11 years ago when I was youth director at a church in Phoenix, Kevin was a little punk high schooler. We started talking about real life issues and he was asking difficult questions about God and the point of the church. I remember standing in the parking lot after youth group having these deep conversations about life. That was then. Today, when I go back to Phoenix we hang out, we talk

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