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tips for youth workers SEPTEMBER 2014

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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.)

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9­­­­­­­­ ­ ­ ­ Decision day can be a time of renewal and celebration for children who have previously
made commitments to Christ.
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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?

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1­­­­­­­­­­­­ When Jesus said to go and make disciples of all nations, he didn’t mean just adults!

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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/