Thursday, February 21, 2013
Jr High Ministry Idea
their life. Jr High students need to know they are liked! When they know that truth, they'll open their life up and ministry can be very fruitful when that happens.
This exercise allows students to hear positive, affirming & truthful statements about their life from leaders who genuine care for them. It also allows the group of peers to hear & see how messages of encouragement can be communicated.
Often students squirm, feel uncomfortable being the center of attention as they are being praised. It's natural when they all usually live in a world that has degrading messages from family, friends & who knows where else. But it is a joy to speak truth into the life of a student and see them smile.
I've had friends ask me the best places to try this exercise and I think small group settings are great as well as during a camp retreat. Any chance we can get to speak to a student and affirm their identity in Christ and the value they have in this world will do wonders for the relational ministry you can have with Jr High Students!
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