Seth, a lot of us would not be here if it were not for you and the amazing group of AIM coaches and staff who have chosen to disciple us. Keep pressing us farther into these dreams and hopes. Last year I watched 31 of my own generation come awake to the truth of who we are… the next step is, who is holding us accountable? Thanks for being one willing to do just that.
how do we disciple them?
we love them & do life with them
I’m engaged and it’s awesome. Can’t wait to see what the future holds as we do have awesome leaders rising through the ranks.
Let the DREAMING carry on !!!
Check out the sin of King Hezekiah who experienced God in a powerful way but neglected the call to father the next generation. His son undid all the good God accomplished through him.I term that neglect as having a one generation mentality or having a eunuch spirit.
2 Timothy 3:16
Every Scripture is God breathed, (emphasis on every, Acts 20:26-27)
And profitable for:
This is the thing we do with the youth in the congregational setting. When we gather together, we focus on the Word of God which transforms and renews our minds (Romans 12:2)
The thing most youth pastors don’t want to do because it makes us very unpopular. However, when we see a teen intentionally dishonoring God, someone has to be there to put it to a stop.
This is a huge topic (as all of them are) but when teens fail, the loving nudge in the right direction is critical. It requires a constant connection between the discipler and the disciple. I was reminded by a friend today that this happened quite a bit between Paul and Timothy, one who was considered by Paul to be equal to a son. That level of connection has to take place for such a correction to be effective. Same with rebuke.
4) Instruction in Righteousness
This is lived as well as taught. It requires that we act as examples before our youth.
The result is that they may be perfect, thoroughly prepared to do all good works.
I have learned that 1 is actually the easy part. God’s Word does it for us, we just need to be faithful to present it in God’s own context. 2, 3, and 4 require relationship, and that is where the work really is, that is where pastoring is.
That is as simplified as I can make it. It is however very hard work.
I came across this tweet from Andrew Jones @tallskinnykiwi.com :
“Too many teachers, too few fathers; no wonder we have become a church with a big head and a small heart.”
Says a lot…doesn’t it?
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