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stMuINdISeTnRtIES

PR OG RA M OV ER VI EW

the leader in
principle-centered
youth ministry
welcome to word of life student ministries!
We are here to change your life. That’s a pretty bold statement to make, isn’t it?
It sounds like either a sales pitch or some gimmick, doesn’t it? How can
any program change your life? As a matter of fact, a biblical program based
on biblical principles can! It isn’t the program but God’s Word that makes the
difference. God’s Word changes lives and brings hope. Those principles can be
more easily applied with effective tools - that’s where the program comes in.
At Word of Life Student Ministries, we are not primarily interested in
entertaining people but in energizing them to become obedient Christians living
a dynamic life. But how do you do this? How can you get there? Are there steps
to take? We believe that to become an obedient Christian, you start with ...

• BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES (GOD’S WORD)


Foundation of truth
Then you build upon that your...

• BIBLICAL PHILOSOPHY (GROUP OF PRINCIPLES)


This is done by grouping your principles together
along with your knowledge of a particular subject.
On your philosophy you build your...
• BIBLICAL PURPOSE (GOAL)
This is what you want to accomplish.
Then you build a...

• BIBLICAL PROGRAM (GAME PLAN)


These are tools and procedures that will
accomplish your goal.
Finally - all this develops...

• BIBLICAL PEOPLE (GODLY PEOPLE)


Word of Life
How
Student Ministries Works!
Why not take a few minutes and look at the following pages, which explain the
Word of Life Student Ministries program and how it works. We challenge you
to apply the same biblical principles that we share with students to your life.

• Matthew 28:19-20

principles • Colossians 1:9-11; 2:6-7


• 2 Timothy 2:1-2
Note that we base our entire program on
God’s principles found in His Word.

philosophy • Reaching youth whose needs constantly changes


with biblical truth that never changes!
The youth culture changes and we adapt our
program to the various age groups without
compromising the biblical principles.

purpose • Our purpose is to evangelize and disciple young people


to a dynamic Christian life by mature leadership through
the local church.

• KNOW — Trust Jesus Christ as Savior.

program • GROW — Develop godly habits for a


dynamic Christian life.
• SHOW — Learn how to reach out to the lost
with the Gospel.
A simple but challenging game plan —
the next few pages discuss these further.

people •




People get saved.
Youth and adults grow in Christ.
Youth and adults have a purpose in
life - to share the Gospel.
Youth have a blast while serving
their Savior.

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The following pages will
show you in detail how we accomplish this
exciting program to develop godly people.
QUIET TIME
Quiet Time builds a
personal relationship
with God.
PRINCIPLE
• 1 Peter 2:2 • Proverbs 8:17, 33-35 • Psalm 5:3
• Deuteronomy 6:6 • 2 Peter 1:3 • Jeremiah 20:9
• Psalm 5:1 • Psalm 1:1-2 • Joshua 1:8
• 2 Timothy 2:15 • Philippians 3:10 • Matthew 22:29
PHILOSOPHY
A Quiet Time builds an intimate
relationship and fellowship with God.

PURPOSE
To develop intimacy with God through
prayer and systematic daily reading of
the Word with personal application.

PROGRAM
We cover the major portions of the
Word of God in six years.

PEOPLE
1. Total integrated spiritual
growth program
2. Stimulates unity in your group
3. Provides accountability
4 Encourages family devotions
5. Encourages personal study,
not just reading a commentary
Quiet Time
with Commentary Quiet Time
for Students
SCR I P T U R E M E M O R Y
PAK
PRINCIPLE
Provides an effect
tool for memorizin
and applying the
ive
g

• Psalm 119:11 • Psalm 1:2 word of god.


• Joshua 1:8 • Colossians 3:16

PHILOSOPHY
Internalizing Scripture to connect to life’s needs
and problems is essential for a growing, obedient
Christian.

PURPOSE
The systematic memorization of Scripture will
help a believer to sin less, witness more, and
encourage others.

PROGRAM
The 24 verses in the Scripture Memory Pak are
drawn from the Bible Study (Biblical Teaching and
Biblical Living) lessons. Each verse card has a
question to show the connection between God’s Word
and life’s needs.

We use our Creative Discipleship Reward Sheet to


show how our program works. One sheet is kept by
the discipleship leader and one by the student, so
that he or she can see their progress.

PEOPLE
• Sin less.
• Witness more.
• Encourage others.
memorize
& apply
QUESTION Side:
A question is asked to stimulate
memory and connect the verse
with life situations.

ANSWER Side:
The answer is the
Scripture itself!

Four translations available


• KJV • NKJV
• NIV • NASB
BIBLE Lifelines is a tool
used to engage in
STUDY Bible Study with a
doctrinal emphasis.
PRINCIPLE
• 2 Timothy 2:15 • Joshua 1:8 • 2 Timothy 3:16-17

PHILOSOPHY
Provide students with a vehicle for study, meditation,
and instruction from the Word of God.

PURPOSE
To train youth to accurately handle Scripture, resulting
in obedience and a life prepared for service.

PROGRAM
Bible study occurs at the weekly Word of Life meeting
through interaction by the student with both the Bible
teacher and the Student Lifelines.

PEOPLE
• Provide a solid handle on the basic Bible doctrines
• Address contemporary issues
• Encourage life application
doctrinally driven
life c h a n g i n g

READING BOOKS
encourage students through
godly examples, missions an
d
contemporary issues.
PRINCIPLE
• Philippians 3:17 • 1 Corinthians 4:16
• 2 Timothy 2:15 • Philippians 4:8

PHILOSOPHY
Through the godly example and exhortation of gifted writers,
we are challenged to live biblically.

PURPOSE
To counteract the media impact of the world and open the
heart of a student to a life of Christian service.

PROGRAM
Read three books -- two recommended by Word of Life and one
missionary or Christian biography of your choice. The entire New
Testament counts as any two books.

PEOPLE
• Strengthen convictions.
• Become open to missionary service.
cu ltiv ati ng stu de nts
of i n f l u e n c e
CHRISTIAN
SERVICE
MANUAL
designed to encourage
student involvement in
evangelism and discipleship.
PRINCIPLE
• Matthew 28:19 • 1 Peter 4:10 • Hebrews 10:24 • Acts 1:8
PHILOSOPHY
Engraft the Word of God in students’ lives to the point that it is demonstrated
in their compassion and care for others.

PURPOSE
Direct and equip students in various avenues of serving God through
individual and group evangelistic and service projects.

PROGRAM
Each student is encouraged to participate in Christian.
They may choose from:
Individual Christian Service:
23 different opportunities…
Group Christian Service:
29 different opportunities…
PEOPLE
• Develop a habit of serving
God by serving others.
• Sense the joy that comes
in Christian Service.
• See students leading
others to Jesus Christ.
TEENS
INVOLVED
developed to help teens
identify and use their gifts
and abilities for God’s glory.
PRINCIPLE
• 1 Peter 4:10 • Romans 12:11
• 1 Corinthians 4:1-2 • 1 Corinthians 12:4
• Colossians 3:23-24

PHILOSOPHY
Since God has given every believer gifts, talents, and abilities to serve Him for His
glory, we need to lead, help, and encourage youth to find and use them for this
purpose.

PURPOSE
Encourage and help Christian teenagers gain experience in presenting their gifts
and abilities to God for His honor, glory, and service.

PROGRAM
Students may choose from 21 categories of involvement for either Senior High or
Junior High. Most students are involved in three or four of the following categories:
Individual
• Preaching - ten-minute sermon
• Creative Writing - prose/poetry/Gospel tract
• Teaching Children - teach a Bible story or character
• Special Presentation - ventriloquism, puppets, chalk art, etc.
• Musical Presentation - vocal, instrumental, keyboard
Group
• Drama • Puppets • Quizzing
• Musical Presentation… small vocal, large vocal, choir,
instrumental, vocal and instrumental, specialty instrumental

PEOPLE
Spiritual growth:
• Discover gifts, talents and abilities.
• Enjoy fellowship with other youth.
• Experience new avenues of ministry.
especially for
parents
& leaders
The Quiet Time with
Commentary is an
enriching devotional
designed for adults.

Quiet Time With Commentary


Quiet Time Connect

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