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Youth Ministry Goals 2014

Here are some specific and practical goals for the coming year that God has placed on my heart.  Looking forward to what God will do with these things…

1.       “Bible Doing” – We know what a Bible Study is, but what about a “Bible Doing”.  It is taking a passage of Scripture and going out and doing it!  (Idea taken from book “Love Does”)

2.       Wedding & Funeral Message Outlines/Scripts – This is something that has been on my mental list for some time.  Now it is time to get this together.

3.       Music Training Class – With my guitar player graduating this year, I look at my youth group and see very little musical ability.  Singing maybe, but not instrumental.  Part of my responsibility is to train our young people in ministry…well this may need to start in elementary, so they are ready to play in the praise band in junior high or high school.

4.       Junior High Mission Trip – Local trip where junior high students can participate.  Evaluate whether this can continue from year to year.

5.       Community Project – Connect with neighborhoods and communities, find needs and do what we can as a church to meet those needs.

6.       Host “Ask Your Leaders” Night – Provide a night where students can ask those questions on their mind, address doubts, and converse about questions that may not come up in regular discussions.

7.       Sunday School Rehab – Conduct Sunday school in a way that promotes the gifts of the teacher; evaluate forming a junior high Sunday school

8.       Equip Parents/Families – Continue/Broaden Spiritual Growth Planning, Parent Seminar/Meetings, other Parent training opportunities

9.       Continue Inter-generational and Discipleship Ministry– Find ways where generations can minister to each other, promote mentoring/discipleship

10.   Outreach – Continue to improve outreach which includes:  better visitor follow-up, Community Easter Egg Hunt, and promotion of outreach events.2014-goals

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Funeral Bible Passages & Resources

Over the past couple years, I’ve been collecting passages that can be used in a funeral service.  A funeral is a time where I never want to be unprepared.  I’m hoping this will help you as you minister to hurting families, and also allow the service to be a time where the Gospel can be shared with the grieving.  After reading, PLEASE share some of the passages that are on your list.


Psalm 90:12-17

FUNERAL OF DEAR SAINT “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.”

Psalm 116:15funeral
Ecclesiastes 7:1-2
Acts 20:24
Job 19:26-27


Isaiah 65:17-19; 25
Isaiah 35:3-10
Colossians 2:5
Matthew 11:28-30


Acts 2:28, 37-39
John 14:6
Ephesians 2:8-9
John 3:16
Romans 10:9-10
I John 5:13


Psalm 23
Psalm 84:10-12


2 Samuel 12:14-31
Matthew 19:14


I Corinthians 13:12



I Thess. 4 (End Times)
I Corinthians 15:20-23, 42-44,50-58 



Lee Strobel – Suffering

D.L. Moody once said: “Some day you will read in the papers that D.L. Moody of East Northfield is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it! At that moment I shall be more alive than I am now; I shall have gone up higher, that is all, out of this old clay tenement into a house that is immortal- a body that death cannot touch, that sin cannot taint; a body fashioned like unto His glorious body.”

Alexander Maclaren:  “Fleeting as our days are, they are ennobled by our being permitted to be God’s “tools”; and although we the workers have to pass, our work may be established. That life will not die which has done the will of God. But we must walk in the favor of God, so that there can flow down from us deeds which breed not shame but shall outlast the perishable earth and follow their doers into the dwelling places of those eternal habitations”

http://youtu.be/0osq6PSrMek – Matt Chandler on Death

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