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tips for youth workers JANUARY 2015

TOP TEN REASONS TO HAVE DECISION DAYS

10       It is a mandate of our ministry with children and youth.  (See the Orders and Regulations for Work Among Young People.)
9         Decision day can be a time of renewal and celebration for children who have previously made commitments to Christ.
8         It is a great opportunity to teach young people about evangelism.
7         Most young people are not in the Sunday morning worship service when an appeal is given.
6         It is a time when young people can approach the mercy seat confidently.
5         Research shows us that 85% of those who make decisions for Christ are between the ages of 4 and 14.
4         You should never assume all teachers provide an opportunity for decision making during their lesson time.
3         You should never assume all of your young people have made commitments to Christ.
2         Jesus tells us in Matthew 19:14 to “let the children come to me… for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”  Who are we to hinder them?
1         When Jesus said to go and make disciples of all nations, he didn’t mean just adults!
 

To help make decision days effective and meaningful the following resources are available to assist you:
Age Appropriate Decision Pamphlets

Order yours from www.saMinistryCatalogue.ca
  • Life Is Full of Choices (ages 4-6 years)
  • It’s My Choice! (ages 6-8 years)
  • Life Is Full of Decisions! (ages 8-11 years)
  • Making Choices…(ages 11 years and up)
Be sure to ask for the leader’s pamphlet entitled “The Most Important Contribution You Can Have In the Life of a Child… Leading A Child to Christ.”  (It’s complimentary!)

you give… God Saves
A resource for helping to lead decision days and children into a relationship with Jesus Christ. 
Order yours from www.saMinistryCatalogue.ca.
 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR TODAY!!


Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015 will make a great day to introduce children to Christ.  We would encourage each of you to start praying now that the young people under your ministry would desire to have a relationship with Christ.  We encourage you to start planning now to make this April 5 a life-changing day.  We would encourage you to start training your children and youth ministry team members in leading a child to Christ.

 
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  1. Comment from Laura Hickman, May 5, 2014 12:15pm

    I recently discovered the "CHAT Prayer Plan" and thought it could be useful with older children.
    C- Cheer God on for who He is (what about God makes you glad? Example: God You are an awesome God)
    H- Humble Yourself (If Jesus were to tour your heart or journey with you for a day, what would he find? Asking forgiveness for times we've made mistakes)
    A- Appreciate what God has done (expressing thanks to God)
    T- Tell God your needs

    This can be found at: http://rachelwojo.com/prayer-journal-printables/