NextLevel Online: Student Ministry Training

Session 3: Student Ministry on Purpose

Five purposes in ministry and primary youth programs are discussed in this session. We also answer the question "When is there a problem in programming?


Classroom Instructions

Materials: Lesson Outline

What is your purpose?

  • When youth ministry is run by the calendar, this is a problem; we need to purposefully find focus for our ministry.

5 purposes:

  • Evangelism
  • Discipleship
  • Fellowship
  • Ministry
  • Worship

Primary Youth Programs:

  • Events (outreach)
  • Youth group (fellowship)
  • Worship service (worship)
  • Small group (life application)
  • Camps and retreats (catalysts for growth)
  • Sunday school/bible study (education)
  • Service projects (ministry)
  • Mission trips (missions mindset)
  • Disciple groups (accountability and mentoring)
    • This is a general outcome.

When is there a problem in programming?

  • When a purpose is unclear.
  • Confused purpose.
  • Wrong measuring sticks.
  • Loses its purpose.

About NextLevel Online

The vision of Ozark Christian College is to glorify God by evangelizing the lost and edifying Christians worldwide. The mission of Ozark Christian College is to train men and women for Christian service as a degree-granting institution of biblical higher education.