AFLC Youth Ministries exists to win teens to Christ, to build them up by God's Word and God's love, to equip them to live and to share their faith, resulting in the multiplying of maturing teen disciples of Jesus.
To encourage youth leaders and caring adults in this pursuit, each month AFLC Youth Ministries features three ideas:
- * Moment of the month features our fun youth ministry finds, you will see everything from movie trailers to magazine ads to YouTube videos.
- * Link of the Month features a recommended youth ministry site.
- * Taste of the Month features a taste of training or something we think would be worth you to nibble on for sharing Jesus with this generation of youth.
Check em’ out and enjoy!
Moment of the Month
2017 FLY Convention
It is 2017! The national youth gathering for the AFLC is coming up and online registration is now open, with the best rate for students, adults, children, and staff including dorm room leaders available through January 27.
Link of the Month
FLY Registration is Open
The best rate for registration to the 2017 FLY Convention is available through January 27.
Leaders, please note the useful links for the Housing Request Form and the Payment Control Sheet.
We look forward to seeing you and as many teens as possible in Colorado this July 3-8!
Taste of the Month
Pray For Me Campaign
With the annual Youth Workers Weekends just a few days away, we thought it would be fun to look back on some content highlights from last year’s national event.
Luke Long on Student Leadership Teams – “You can’t pour into everyone, so multiply by pouring into leaders who will invest in others. … Unleash an army of servant leader students for the Kingdom of God!”
Jerry & Kristi Nelson on Crisis Navigation – “Use the hand as a visual reminder of the brain levels of the teens that you are working with…the wrist is the basement, the thumb is the emotion, and the fingers are the thinking. … Invite teens to make a fist in their processing that brings the emotional and the thinking together as a caring adult in their lives.”
Seth Forness on Creating Youth Talks – “Understand the need for both talking ‘TO’ and talking ‘WITH’ teens…enhance talking ‘TO’ with multimedia forms like videos, music, and activity. At the same time, enhance talking ‘WITH’ through leader-driven topics that address both open and narrow questions.”
Andrea Christenson on Adapting Curriculum – “It is important to note that beyond Scripture itself, there is no one perfect curriculum. … Be prepared to address the three major challenges for the youth leader: (1) when the curriculum stinks; (2) when the curriculum is not Biblical or wishy-washy; (3) when the curriculum needs changes on the fly. … Never be so married to your curriculum that you cannot adapt.”
Nick Olson on Connecting with Teens – “Consider (or reconsider) these six areas as you connect with teenagers in your context: Know God’s story, be a great listener, celebrate together, eat with one another, bless students, and recreate with them (that is, rest in Christ’s completed work and practice Sabbath).”
More great training tastes to be experienced at YWW 2017! Limited spaces remain for this year’s annual event!