This Church continues 2 Ti 2:2. They have a core group of about 10 individuals about to finish up D2.
Three Directions groups have been started by those who have come through that portion of the mentoring process. It is moving toward a deeper Biblical based membership. Because of the time spent over the past three years, the Pastor and church leaders are open to help with their youth ministry.
Today, I visited their youth group. Many of the youth are leaving because the church in the past has not been willing to change to meet the needs of their young people. The leadership earlier this month saw a SYME youth group presentation at another local church. Because of this, well….they want to make a change.
Dale & Anne Marie Noland and SYME are teaming up to help them start a revised youth ministry in their church. April 29th, they will come in lead their youth group and to demonstrate a new approach to youth ministry. Afterward, they will give the youth leaders a workshop to show them how they can run their own exciting youth group. During May and June, they will practice the new method, preparing for new youth coming to their church after a 07/09-12 SYME Camp.
I am only a facilitator, but our family and a visiting group from Graceway will be helping in their ministry change.
Pray for the upcoming demonstration and workshop. Pray for youth to step up and be willing to help. Also, pray for someone to step up and help manage this ministry into the future. Pray for the Noland’s as they speak into the lives of believers in this Local Church.