Youth Camp Training Program CFC YOUTH FOR CHRIST YOUTH CAMP TRAINING PROGRAM Goals 1. 2.

Help Youth for Christ members come to a better understanding of the Youth Camp. Train YFC members to effectively serve in Youth Camps as speakers, facilitators, team leaders, etc. 3. Help consolidate youth camp service teams in preparation for upcoming youth camps. The Youth Camp Training Program includes: y y y y Understanding the Youth Camp Spiritual Warfare: The Unseen Battle Being a Facilitator Speaking God¶s Word

Top youth leaders who have already taken this training track give this training (in preparation for youth camps). It is planned by the Couple Coordinator, in consultation with the core group of youth leaders in the area. It may be planned by the chapter or as a joint effort of the cluster or sector. It is given either as one whole day training session or two consecutive half-days, depending on the availability of the speakers, participants, as well as the venue and schedule. Resource Persons 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Youth team head Worship leader Music ministry Service team (seat arrangements, registration, food committee etc.) Speaker for each talk

Resource Materials 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Expanded outlines of this training program (to be given by the team head/ Couple Coordinator to the assigned speakers.) Expanded talk outlines of the Youth Camp (to be given to potential speakers right after the fourth talk of this training). Handouts (see addendum) Sound system/ tapes to record talks Registration sheets Snacks

Schedule AM 8:00 8:30 8:45 9:15 10:00 10:30 10:45 11:30 12:00 PM 1:00 1:15 1:30 2:15 2:30 3:15 3:45 4:45 5:00 5:20 - 8:30 - 8:45 - 9:15 - 10:00 - 10:30 - 10:45 - 11:30 - 12:00 - 1:00 Arrival/ Registration Teaching of songs Morning worship Talk 1: Understanding the Youth Camp Mock Service Team Meeting Break Talk 2: Spiritual Warfare - The Unseen Battle Sharings and Open Forum Lunch

1:15 Gathering songs 1:30 Afternoon worship 2:15 Talk 3: Being a Facilitator 2:30 Mock Group Discussion 3:15 Talk 4: Speaking God¶s Word 3:45 Preparation for giving talks 4:45 Mock Youth Camp 5:00 Evaluations / Feedback 5:20 Open Forum 5:30 Prayer for empowerment

Procedure for Mock Youth Camp: (refer to talk 4) 1. Choose potential team leader, speakers and sharers. God¶s Love and His Plan: speaker and sharer Who is Jesus Christ to Me: speaker and sharer Repentance, Faith, Healing and Forgiveness: speaker only Receiving God¶s Gift - The Power of the Holy Spirit: speaker only Growing in the Spirit - Life & Mission of YFC: speaker only 2. Distribute Youth Camp expanded talk outlines to potential speakers. 3. Simultaneously (from 3:15-3:45 p.m.), the: Team Leader will prepare in introducing and connecting talks; Speakers will prepare for their respective talks (speakers need not give the whole talk, but just the main points). Sharers will prepare for their personal testimonies. 4. The team leader, speakers and sharers will deliver their mini-talks/ testimonies in front of the audience. Each speaker has 5 minutes; each sharer has 3 minutes. Meanwhile, the audience will be listing their comments /observations (both positive and negative). After all talks and personal testimonies have been delivered, the audience must orally evaluate the team leader, each speaker and sharer, constructively, taking into consideration all their learnings from the talk ³Speaking God¶s Word.´

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CFC Youth for Christ Youth Camp Training Program Talk 1: Understanding the Youth Camp

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Introduction One of our main means of evangelization is the Youth Camp. We therefore have to come to a better understanding of this in order to place ourselves in the position where we can be effective instruments of the Lord.

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Goals of the Youth Camp A. For the participants: 1. Introduce Jesus into their lives - we simply point to Jesus and His truth 2. Encourage the participants to invite Jesus into their lives. 3. Invite the participants into the support environment of YFC, as active members. B. For the team: 1. Personal and spiritual growth in service. 2. Leadership training - the best training is actual service (as team leader, facilitator)

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Elements of a Youth Camp Fellowship Fellowship periods (including games, bonfire, sports, joke sessions, etc.) allow opportunities for building friendships. Fellowship allows the participants to see that they can actually have good, clean fun. B. Prayers 1. Prayers bring people into God¶s presence where they begin to be transformed. It is during these times with the Lord that we are able to talk to Jesus and invite Him into our lives. We teach the participants to pray one step at a time short prayers common prayer time vocal prayers spontaneous praising singing in the Spirit and praying in tongues full worship

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Talk 2: Who is Jesus Christ to Me? Allows us to realize the role of Jesus in our lives. Service Service allows you to look more on others rather than just concentrate on your own problems. experienced hurt. Roles and Responsibilities Within the Team . Let us come to Him with thanksgiving. Talk 3: Talk 4: Talk 5: V. through the ³Commitment to Christ´ ceremony. Faith. Discussion groups allow us to see this plan in our lives. Receiving God¶s Gift: The Power of the Holy Spirit Life in the Holy Spirit begins with accepting Jesus¶ Lordship and then receiving the Holy Spirit through baptism.St. Augustine ³Come. IV. Thus. and Forgiveness Repentance is basically a response to God¶s mercy and love. and the pray-over session (Baptism of the Holy Spirit). and therefore need to be healed. let us sing to the Lord. This session gives the participants the opportunity to decide for themselves if they really want to follow Christ. Discussion groups allow us to begin to think of the response we should make to God¶s plan and that relationship with Jesus. and lift up areas of hurt to the Lord. Healing. Flow of the Talks Talk 1: God¶s Love and His Plan for Me Allows us to see that God loves us and has a plan in our lives. Repentance. Importance of songs ³He who sings. Accepting Him as Lord and having a personal relationship with Him is essential in God¶s plan. prays twice´--.´ (Ps. All of us have sinned. let us extol Him with music and song. let us make a joyful sound to the Rock of our salvation. the process of healing begins. The letter writing activity that follows allows us to examine our conscience.2. how far we have strayed and what we can do to get back on track. Growing in the Holy Spirit: Life and Mission of YFC Explains how we can sustain our Christian Life and gives us the opportunity to invite the participant into active membership and service in YFC. As you help people who are ³broken´ you are also slowly healed from your brokeness. 95:1-2) C.

C.A. songs) Team Servants are usually not given a discussion group. 2. introduce the speakers. the team leaders care for the team (guidance. Emcee for program/ bonfire . D.). Both male and female team leader work hand-in-hand with the team. However. Set-up Team (Seat arrangements etc. lead prayers. encourages and gives ³loving´ correction when necessary. c. Wake-up call/ writing down the schedule and the songs c. so that they can concentrate on their responsibilities. a.e. They take charge of the practical aspects within the camp. Other Assignments (Do not necessarily have to stay in the Camp---receive instructions from Team Leader) 1. so that he/she will be able to build relationships with the participants. we expect the male team leader to lead the sessions (i. Music Ministry 5. Preparations for the Mass ( readers. a. 2. Announcements/ House Rules b. Team leaders are not given discussion groups to handle because as the discussion facilitators care for their groups. They take general responsibility for the camp. in leading the Youth Camp. 3. They must be prepared to give any of the talks in the event any of the speakers is not able to arrive. In charge of games/ energizers 6. d. inspires. Team Leaders 1. The Team Servants 1. a. one male and one female. 4. he must also consider the suggestions of the whole team. 3. lector. b. 2. Plans and conducts the camp in coordination and partnership with the couple coordinator. The female team leader is there to respond to the needs of the sisters and provide input in planning and conducting the camp. They are concerned with the spiritual aspect of the camp.). In charge of sports 7. etc. Two team servants are usually chosen. Facilitators (Discussion Group Leaders) 1. leads team meetings.) 4. Each Youth Camp has two team leaders. c. Just as we expect the brothers to take responsibility for the group. b. Leads discussion groups Facilitates one to one sessions and pray-over sessions Acts as a peer guide to help participants come to Jesus Should stay in the camp. B. Rallies the team together. advice etc. one for the brothers and one for the sisters. Registration Team 3.

instructions) a. Intercession Suggested Team Meetings 1. instructions) 3. Instructions/ Evaluation 3. Planning (Includes Youth Camp Training) 2. so that He who gave us this gift may be pleased. The Team Meeting Purpose 1. Intercession 4. After first talk of camp (impressions. . VII. Opportunity to commend the team/ each other b. our number one means of evangelism is the Youth Camp. evaluations. Sharing of experiences from the team B. A. Before Baptism (reminders.VI. Before final session a. feedback. In YFC. and like any other gift. we try to understand its proper use. It is a gift from God. Consolidation of the Team 4. May be used as tongues workshop b. Planning 2. Conclusion God gives us plenty of opportunities to evangelize.

2. 1. Our Weapons and Protection The whole armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18) 1. being always ready to defend the Lord. II. B.) Our boots. We are a threat to Satan. He may even try to make us irritable. A. 3. He knows we will not be credible/ believable if there is unrighteousness in our lives. we are part of God¶s army a. he devours those whom God loves: man.6: 14) When we prepare to do something difficult. As YFC members. 4.6: 15) Our eagerness to serve: Like army boots let us be ready to go even where it is difficult to serve the Lord. making him his captive. 2. 2. just to stop us from serving.The Unseen Battle I. he continues to deceive people. or quarrel with parents/friends.protection against sin (Eph. The breastplate of righteousness . Two Kingdoms The Kingdom of Darkness There is a war that began with Satan¶s rebellion (Rev. A. b. Kingdom of Light Although Satan has been defeated. We should place ourselves in the front-line. taking as many of God¶s children with him. he will fill us with evil thoughts. The belt of truth (Eph. and he will surely attack us.protection against the devil¶s flaming arrows of doubt .our readiness to preach the Gospel of peace (Eph.CFC Youth for Christ Youth Camp Training Program Talk 2: Spiritual Warfare . a slave of sin and death. He tempts man. 3. His love and His power. Shield of faith. We need to make sure we live in the truth at all times. 12:7-10) He was defeated and hurled down to earth. tightening our grasp of what is true.6: 14) If Satan cannot succeed by making us lose our faith. we tighten our belts. His word. Satan is the father of lies and he will tempt us to doubt in God. Since he could not defeat the all-powerful God. and ourselves. 1. Resist those temptations (temptations are not sins unless they are entertained. Let us place our confidence in God¶s truths.

for faith is knowing that God has never failed us. strike us down. CFC Youth for Christ .6: 17) Pray for God¶s protection.6:17) Reading scripture should be our sword that we can use to fight. 4. for it is love and service expressed in sacrifice. Love Love is our primary reason in fighting this battle: Love for God and His people. B. 1. even the hardest of hearts surrender to God.6:18) and Fasting (Acts 13:2-3) Let us fight with the spiritual weapon of prayer by being faithful to our personal prayer time and by worshipping and interceding as a group (esp. Prayer (Eph. Humility This is a very powerful weapon because Satan cannot stand against humility. spiritually and physically. and that victory is ours in Christ Jesus our Lord. but then it begins to eat us up and consume us. Fasting is a very powerful form of prayer. with the armor of God firmly in place. in our Youth Camp service team meetings). Conclusion Let us always be ready to fight. 5. Doubts. The helmet of salvation (Eph.God¶s Word (Eph. God¶s Word applied in our lives often destroy barriers of doubt among those we serve.(Eph. weapons in hand. 3. He is too proud. like flaming arrows. The sword of the Spirit . knowing that it is a spiritual warfare that we are in. III. It seems small at first. But Jesus defeated Satan in humility by becoming man. We should stand firm in faith in spite of doubts. Our weapons in this spiritual battle. 2. By this love.6: 16).

The Process 1. Make the participants comfortable / Establish rapport first before dwelling into the discussion. 4.g. 2. 3. 4. (You may also ask one of your group mates to lead). 6. 7. Some Tips 1. 5. 4. How to Conduct a one-to-one Session A. Listen to all the talks and sharings even if you¶ve heard these many times already. Intercede for each of your participants. Also. Hang around them as much as possible. End with a short prayer. Goals 1. Begin with a short prayer. Strive to make the participant comfortable with you. they need to be guided in order to understand God¶s message for them. stress the confidentiality of sharings within the group. Clarify questions concerning the sessions. Show concern for your participant. 3. You will always learn something new.Youth Camp Training Program Talk 3: Being a Facilitator I. . How to Lead a Discussion Group Group discussions take place after the first talk and after the second talk. having the assigned discussion starters as guide. Participate in all activities (e. Avoid using Christian jargons. B. 8. A. You are not expected to know all the answers to their questions. Introduction As the participants go through the Youth Camp. tell them that you will ask somebody then get back to them. 5. Proceed with the discussion. Budget your time. Find out factors that may hinder the participant to receive the Holy Spirit. especially through personal sharings within the group. The Lord uses instruments in spreading His love. The Process B. 3. We are not there to convince them but simply lead them to the truth. Introduce each other in the group. 2. III. If you can¶t answer the question. and we are His instruments. This allows further understanding of God¶s message. 10. See if the participant will make a personal decision to accept Jesus. 9. 2. Know the participant¶s prayer concerns (including special gifts of the Holy Spirit that he/she wants to receive). Be a good example to your group. II. singing). Keep the discussion on the topic.

Prayer for Protection ³Lord Jesus. We also ask You. doubt. sin) that he/she has (e. We bind and cast them at the foot of Your Cross to be gone forever. faith when there¶s doubt. 3. to grant him/her the gift of tongues and any other gift that You want him/her to receive. Hail Mary. Ask participant to confess with his own lips that Jesus is Lord. anger. bind and cast any negativity (vice. to pour upon _(name of participant)_ Your Holy Spirit. 6. A.1. Keep the session light . Closing Prayers . fear. pride. We pray for protection against any backlash from the evil one.). Encourage the participant to pray in tongues with you. Lifting of Concerns Pray for the concerns of the participant. Prayer for the Gifts of the Holy Spirit ³Father. Be aware of the time. Be aware of what is happening (keep your eyes open). 2. Binding and Casting. we take authority and gather all the evil spirits around us. We aim for quality time. lust. 5 to 10 minutes is enough. humility when there¶s pride). taking into consideration each participant in the group. 2. Spontaneous Praising Worship and glorify the Lord with the participant 3. in Jesus¶ name. we ask You to cover us with Your Most Precious Blood and Mother Mary¶s Mantle of Protection.´ 4. pray for each participant in your group. Baptism of the Holy Spirit does not depend on the amount of time you pray. Format 1. so that he/she may receive new life. addiction. 4. And we ask the Holy Spirit to fill the void that the evil spirits have left behind. Be open to the Lord¶s leading (He will give you the wisdom to conduct the one-toones). Ask him to join you in a prayer or to begin the prayer himself 2. Glory Be Tips 1. 3. In case of disturbances (i.Our Father. Before the whole session. anxiety. 7. Remember that it is God who sends down His Spirit.g.Prayer of thanks . envy. not you. etc. Then pray for in filling of the positive counterpart (e. It is the participant¶s prayer.just like having a relational conversation with a friend.Prayer for a strong Christian life . . we now ask You. C. Baptism of the Holy Spirit. pray for and claim for B. above us and below us. 5. Greet the participant and ask how he/she is doing in the camp. Some Tips 1.´ 5. in Jesus¶ name.g. demonic oppressions). ³In the Mighty Name of Jesus.e. keeping in mind the goals (mentioned earlier). How to Pray-over Your Participant IV. Go through with the one-to-one session. In-filling In Jesus¶ name. 2. you are merely guiding him/her and praying with him/her.

it is good to know that we have a God who is always victorious. Don¶t panic. Do not leave your participant at any time during baptism 8. and not know how to take up the roles and responsibilities of serving as a facilitator. He has given us His Spirit and as long as we seek Him. V. not by power. 7. but by my Spirit says the Lord´ (Zechariah 4:6) We may have fears. . Conclusion ³Not by might. Feel free to ask for help from your couple coordinator or the Team Leader. ask one of your prayer partners to do it. However. You must have prayer warriors during this session. He will teach and guide us in everything that we do.God¶s peace in the name of Jesus. Ask for support from the CFC-YFC family during baptism. If you do decide to go for help. 6.

In this way you can come up with your own example. A. 4:12) God is continuing to work in our midst and we. Prepare your outline. Read the goals stated at the beginning of each expanded talk outline b. Make your outline personal. Inject stories. Introduction ³Don¶t let anyone look down on you because you are young.g. c. Begin with the end in mind. Internalize the talk---understand it. People that they can relate with and where they see the work of the Lord actually taking place. Don¶t preach---share. anecdotes. in faith and in purity. Presenting the Outline .´ (1 Tim. How does the talk and its points apply to you? b. People can see if you believe in what you are saying.) d. This will help you avoid overlapping into other talks. Ask the Lord what He wants you to say to your audience. begin finding out ways to get across your message.CFC Youth for Christ Youth Camp Training Program Talk 4: Speaking God¶s Word I. in life. What does my audience need to hear? How can I effectively bring that message across? b. Make sure that you don¶t lose the message saying too many things. Imagery is important. B. II. but set an example for the believers in speech. Stick to the outline provided. As you go through the outline. Youth Camp Talks. a. a. Prayer Let the Holy Spirit guide you. we should be able to learn and improve ourselves in such a way that we will be effective mouthpieces of the Lord. Giving a Youth Camp Talk Preparing for a talk 1. As we are given the opportunity to speak God¶s word. Come up with examples. 2. What message is your talk trying to impart? c. (e. d. 4. but witnesses. Your examples will be more effective because they are personal. God¶s love in your life) 3.g. as His young people should strive to be witnesses in speech and actions. a. People prefer hearing stories rather than theoretical teachings. Covenant Orientation etc. e. People are not looking for teachers. in love. What part does it play in the series of talks to be given? (e. stories that might help illustrate your point.

Speaking to the Audience a. 3. Be confident b.´ c. b. Don¶t impress. Stage fright is natural. make sure you explain to the participants what they mean. and scan. b. a. through the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. Your goal is not to make the participants cry or to convince them. 2. Listen to the Lord.g. C. God often allows us to experience this so that it will allow us to pray. but to tell the truth. 6. b.1. make sure someone prays over you. Attitudes 1. a. Speak your best. Dressing Decently 7. because it is the Lord who is asking you ---Be a . Time a. Tailor-fitting Your Talk (Speak in a way that fits your audience). To the level of commitment of audience. b. 4. Be ready to adjust your talk depending on the time.be able to generate good reaction from your audience. This is where jokes are useful. Aside from the strength your receive from prayer. It is the Lord¶s work to save. Posture a. b. Before you deliver your talk. Clarity a. Number your points c. ³ The word of the Lord is never spoken in vain. 3. The ideal time for a talk usually ranges between 30 to 45 mins. Speak clearly with enough volume and pitch.´ If you do have to mention some. use a microphone/sound system if you need to. not yours. 2. Your audience should have an idea where you are. 8. b. Walk around. Use helpful gestures. Ending With a High Note Challenge/ encourage your audience at the end of your talk. if you have prepared. Trust in the Lord.) d. it puts you in the right perspective of being an instrument of the Lord. you¶ve done your part. Good speakers are made not born. look at them. To particular age group: language and examples that your audience can relate to.g. Prayers a. letting your hands play around) c. c. 5. (e. Never use green/ negative humor. Avoid mannerisms (e. Speak only what the Lord wants you to say. you can even use it to your advantage. Pray as you speak. Avoid Christian jargons For example. The Lord does the rest. Communicate to the people. ³The Blood of the Lamb has redeemed the people of God from the bondage of sin. Rapport.

I was resentful of my parents. This makes it real.g. 5. somebody out there needs to hear your story. Choose one aspect in your life that the Lord is working in. III. Somebody will be able to relate with your experience.. 1. 5. 3.faithful mouthpiece of the Lord. . Be confident. resentment) 2. It is good to note that nobody will disagree with your sharing because it¶s subjective. A. 2. What did the Lord do? (E. Stick only to what is true. D. (E. 4. Prepare your personal testimony/ sharing. b. Accept assignments to speak or share.Brief C . concrete. 4.. one that is related to the talk being given. (e. Remember that they need the Lord.g. Conclusion Many of us will feel unworthy and unprepared to speak the word of God. During: show what the turning point was. Love the people you are speaking to. Divide your sharing into 3 parts: a.) b. After: How has that area in your life improved so far. Don¶t exaggerate your sharing. B. Attitudes 1. As the Lord continues to work in new areas of your life. Update your sharing. As Christ allowed you to experience this love. Slowly my relationship with my parents is healing.. Before: share what you were experiencing in that area of your life before the Lord began to work.) 3. (E. to experience it as well. I found out the Lord forgave me so I should forgive.. Not accepting would be tantamount to saying that God has not been able to do anything in your life. and that¶s why you are speaking to them. Availability a.Christ-centered C. so will your sharing evolve as well. But it is the Lord Himself who touches our lips and empowers us to speak His Word.. These are stories of ³bad to good´ or ³good to better´ situations in our lives. Make your sharing personal. The ideal time for sharing your personal testimony is 3 to 5 minutes. We can now talk to each other more..g. Sharing your personal testimony Personal Testimonies given after a talk is used to show that what is said in the talk can actually happen. 6. Whatever your sharing is.g. He wants the people you are speaking to.) c. IV. The ABC¶s of Sharing: A ± Audible B .

Be a good example to your group. 4. Keep the discussion on the topic. 3. Confession and Holy Communion II. How to Conduct a One-to-One Session A. Hang around them as much as possible. Some Tips You are not expected to know all the answers to their questions. Avoid using Christian jargons. Show concern for your participant. (You may also ask one of your group mates to lead). If you can¶t answer the question. Strive to make the participant comfortable with you. 4:6 1 Timothy 4:12 C. 6. 2. We are not there to convince them. tell them that you will ask somebody then get back to them. 9. having the assigned discussion starters as guide.CFC Youth for Christ Youth Camp Training Program Participant¶s Handout I. singing). Prayer and Fasting Scripture Reading VERSES TO REFLECT ON: Revelations 12:7-10 Ephesians 6:10-18 Acts 13:2-3 Zechariah. 10. we only want to show them the truth. 2. Begin with a short prayer. 7. Also. B. Make the participants comfortable / Establish rapport first before dwelling into the discussion. 5. Intercede for each of your participants. III. The Process 1. 2. Clarify questions concerning the sessions. Introduce each other in the group. 8. 1. stress the confidentiality of sharings within the group. . Participate in all activities (e. 4. Find out factors that may hinder the participant to receive the Holy Spirit. Proceed with the discussion. Listen to all the talks and sharings even if you¶ve heard these many times already. Goals 1. 5. End with a short prayer.g. B. Budget your time. How to Lead a Discussion Group A. You will always learn something new. 3. Spiritual Preparation for the Youth Camp A.

Then pray for in-filling of the positive counterpart (e. pray for each participant in your group.´ 5. Prayer for Protection ³Lord Jesus. 3. envy. . lust.´ 4. The Process Greet the participant and ask how he/she is doing in the camp. Binding and Casting. 2. we ask You to cover us with Your Most Precious Blood and Mother Mary¶s Mantle of Protection.g. we take authority and gather all the evil spirits around us. B. addiction. Know the participant¶s prayer concerns (including special gifts of the Holy Spirit that he/she wants to receive). so that he/she may receive new life. . faith when there¶s doubt. Before the whole session. in Jesus¶ name. doubt. etc.Encourage the participant to pray in tongues with you. Be aware of the time.g. Baptism of the Holy Spirit. We also ask You. 6. anger. See if the participant will make a personal decision to accept Jesus. How to Pray-over Your Participant A. And we ask the Holy Spirit to fill the void that the evil spirits have left behind. sin) that he/she has (e. C.just like having a relational conversation with a friend. Go through with the one-to-one session. bind and cast any negativity (vice. Spontaneous Praising . Keep the session light . 2.Pray for the concerns of the participant. We aim for quality time. above us and below us. Ask participant to confess with his own lips that Jesus is Lord. keeping in mind the goals (mentioned earlier).Ask him to join you in a prayer or to begin the prayer himself 2. pride. humility when there¶s pride). to grant him/her the gift of tongues and any other gift that You want him/her to receive . to pour upon _(name of participant)_ Your Holy Spirit. we now ask You.Worship and glorify the Lord with the participant 3.). IV. 1. Format 1.3. 4. In-filling In Jesus¶ name. anxiety. We bind and cast them at the foot of Your Cross to be gone forever. in Jesus¶ name. We pray for protection against any backlash from the evil one. Some Tips 1. Be open to the Lord¶s leading (He will give you the wisdom to conduct the one-to-ones). taking into consideration each participant in the group. Prayer for the Gifts of the Holy Spirit ³Father. Lifting of Concerns . fear. ³In the Mighty Name of Jesus.

Internalize the talk---understand it. Proper Posture 6. not you. Glory Be B. Choose one aspect in your life that the Lord is working in.Prayer of thanks . resentment) 2. Closing Prayers . 2. Prepare your outline. and praying as you speak 2.g. Being prayed-over before giving a talk.7. demonic oppressions). 6. Ask for support from the CFC-YFC family during baptism. Tailor-fitting Your Talk 5. After 3. Be aware of what is happening (keep your eyes open). 4. If you do decide to go for help. 5. you are merely guiding him/her and praying with him/her.Our Father. B. concrete. This makes it real. Pray B. 2. V. Clarity 4. Stick only to what is true. 8. Preparing for a talk Begin with the end in mind.Prayer for a strong Christian life . In case of disturbances (i. The ideal time for sharing your personal testimony is 3 to 5 minutes. You must have prayer warriors during this session.e. Feel free to ask for help from your couple coordinator or the Team Leader. Make your sharing personal. 5 to 10 minutes are enough. Don¶t exaggerate your sharing. Divide your sharing into 3 parts: a. 4. 4. ask one of your prayer partners to do it. It is the participant¶s prayer. Giving a Youth Camp Talk A. Dressing Decently 7. 5. Tips 1. Time 8. Remember that it is God who sends down His Spirit. one that is related to the talk being given. pray for and claim for God¶s peace in the name of Jesus. Baptism of the Holy Spirit does not depend on the amount of time you pray. Sharing Your Personal Testimony A. During c. 3. Ending With a High Note VI. . Do not leave your participant at any time during baptism. Don¶t panic. Stories of ³bad to good´ or ³good to better´ situations in our lives Prepare your personal testimony/ sharing. 1. 3. Before b. Presenting the Outline 1. Speaking to the Audience 3. 7. (e. Hail Mary. 1.

His plan for us.on a larger scale: there are so many countries at war. . Give them one to two minutes to write do this. I say this.) 1." (Jeremiah 29:11). B. INTRODUCTION A. You may have your own reasons for being here(your friends are here. WHY WE ARE NOT EXPERIENCING GOD'S PLAN * You may be asking. (Referring to the "crazy dreams" of the participants. Once you've collected these. your parents forced you. Just as the participants may have their own "crazy dreams" their own nearly impossible hopes of things that are better.CFC Youth for Christ Youth Camp Talk 1 : God¶s Love and His Plan for Us Expanded Outline I. in famine. why are our lives and situations so different from what He says His plans are for us? * Show the disparity between God's plan (Isaiah 65:17-25) and the situation around us. He is God. but even God has his own "crazy dream". hard to believe. to hear about His love. read as many to the participants as much as time will allow. and nothing is impossible with Him. "a plan for a future and a hope" in union with Him. (Read Isaiah 65:17-25) This is God's crazy dream. you are truly seeking God). All because of His great love for us. our dreams may seem far out. 2. Even God has a crazy dream. and His plan in your life. It is this plan for us that may be used to introduce God's love to the participants. II. ³If God loves us so much. The Crazy Dream (NOTE: The crazy dream exercise is done so that the speaker may have an amusing way of making the participants realize God's tremendous love for them. You don't have to read all.) All of us have our own crazy dreams. you want to meet new friends. . Ask the participants to write down in a piece of paper their greatest ambition or craziest dream. "a plan to give us a future and a hope. I believe God brought you here. because like many others. But then again. Let's see what God's crazy dream is. God has His own seemingly impossible dream for us.

1. Christ bridges the separation GOD SIN III. whenever we choose to go against God. and rebel against God's commands. some people we know have broken families.g. and even death. (or the authorities He has placed over us. they chose death.. 2. God could have just as well chosen to turn away from us. By choosing to turn away from this promise. .et. NOTE: It would be good for the speaker to make use of the diagram to illustrate how Christ bridges the gap that sin creates between God and man. (Romans 6:23) Even today. and create a more faithful people who would gladly accept His love and the life that He offers. our world that was full of life and blessing began to experience difficulties. and suffering. we continue to choose the suffering and death that our first parents chose. God wants us to experience the fullness of life but we continue to follow our own preferences.in our families: we have broken relationships. His mercy should prevail. He began by sending His prophets. He decided that His love.on a local scale: we have crime and corruption. government and school authorities). John 3:16 Finally. pain. He chose to send His only Son to die for us because He did not want to see us suffer in our sin and die forever. al. (Mention specific experiences to bring your point across). A. they chose to turn away form God the source of all life. e. parents. CONCLUSION MAN GOD JESUS MAN . (Gen. B. God did not end it at that. From the moment this happened. DIAGRAM: Sin separates God from man. relatives or even ourselves addicted to drugs. 1. Instead. 2. We experience these sufferings because we choose to. suffering. destroy us as we deserve. 3:1-21) When our first parents chose to disobey. In doing so. .

Let¶s respond to this love.³ God loves everyone of us as if there was but one of us to love.g. How can you respond to God¶s love for you? (Make specific resolutions. but all the more. to participate.) .. to receive God¶s love and try to respond by desiring to know about God and to live for Him. start more often. A love that would suffer even death on a cross. ( Note: One way to challenge the participants to respond is to seek God during the camp. Let¶s decide to love God back. Augustine) God has a seemingly insane love for us. praying 2. e. Share an experience or area of your life where you felt most loved by God.) DISCUSSION STARTERS: 1. do more chores at home etc. Even if you were the only one who needed saving. God would do it all for you.´(St.

He said things like. forgotten in the pages of history.C." and "Love your enemies". There are so many things said about this man. What was He really like? B. No other person has had as many books and stories written about him. Misconceptions 1. most revered and most respected person that ever lived. He challenged the authorities and after a formal trial on charges of rebellion and blasphemy. a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. and A.000 years ago in Bethlehem. . b. the Bible. because so many were attracted to His personality that they left everything to follow Him. Yet no other person has affected history as much as Jesus.. Jesus should have faded into oblivion. "The first will best. Only the strength we have in Jesus can make this happen.CFC Youth for Christ Youth Camp Talk 2 : Who is Jesus Christ to Me Expanded Outline I. of all time. * Grew up in a poor family of carpenters. 1 bestseller. Living the Christian life by our own strength is impossible. * During his 3 years of public life. WHO IS JESUS? A.D. has been the No. He wasn't a freak. Like most religious leaders in His time. most popular.Before Christ. Jesus as a weirdo a. Some say he was some freak with new ideas. Jesus of Nazareth is the most controversial. The book that tells His story. However. He split History in two (B. Anno Domini or Year of our Lord). if it lacks the most basic factor. many of us genuinely want to respond to Him by loving Him back and living a life that's pleasing to Him. II. INTRODUCTION When we hear of how great God's love is for us. Until today. it is difficult to live a life pleasing to God. Judea in the poor country of Palestine.. was put to death at age 33. (Mark 1:16-20) . Impact in History * Born some 2.

In Luke 5:17-26.000 years after He first preached His message. I wouldn't call Him a weakling or wimp since He was bold and courageous to stand up against he known authorities of His time. 3. then we should forget enough . He received worship from St. He got himself killed. He claimed to possess all authority in Heaven and on Earth a characteristic that only one person can claim to have--God. OUR RESPONSE The claims that Christ makes concerning Himself are so great and different from the claims of other great teachers in history (i. (Matthew 23:1-27). b. 5. But unsuccessful. Lastly. The people during Jesus¶ time strongly believed. b. He took upon Himself qualities that belonged only to the person of God. (John 5:21-23. C. He wasn't confused because He knew exactly where He was supposed to be at any given moment. Confucius. our acceptance or rejection of these claims greatly affect us.2. Some see him as confused. (refer to Matthew 28:18) Nature seemed to believe Him and recognize this authority. "He was a very unsuccessful leader -. A. Others simply say. a wimp who gave into all his persecutions. that we just need to stop and seriously consider them because. He claimed to give life. the Christian Faith remains to be the most widely preached and received faith in the world today. because 2. ( refer to Luke 8:22-26) 2. (Matthew 16:21-28) 4. The unsuccessful leader a. 4. He even knew where and when He was to be captured and sentenced to die. He forgave sins.e. 1. Jesus as a weakling a. getting caught up in the turn of events.27) A right exclusive to God's supreme authority. If we begin to realize that the claims that Jesus made are false. Buddha. (John 20:24-29) Worship is a right that is reserved for God alone. After all. Christ showed just what kind of authority he had 3. He claimed to be a judge. III. Thomas.talented. (John 5:26) A power that only God has. and Mohammed). Others perceive him as a weakling. I would not consider Him unsuccessful. Didn't he?" b. The best way to know Jesus is to know what or who He claimed to be. that only God had the authority to forgive sins. Jesus as confused/ unsure a.

then we cannot just leave Him in one corner of our lives like most people do. DISCUSSION STARTERS: 1. WHO IS JESUS TO ME? Personal Testimony (3-5 minutes) : The speaker should give a brief sharing on his/her personal relationship with Jesus Christ. V. THE WORLD'S GREATEST CHARACTER Jesus and Alexander died at thirty-three. and He wants you to know Him. the Jew forever lives. the other built on love The one was born of earth. (John 15:13-15) Think about it. IV. CONCLUSION. the other walked alone. The other gave up all that all to him be given. How would you describe your relationship with Jesus now? 2 Who is Jesus to you? What can you do to respond to Jesus invitation of having a personal relationship with Him? . but it gets even better. God loves you. Jesus and Alexander died at thirty-three. and accept that personal relationship He offers us today. The Greek forever died. One led vast armies forth. Once lived and died for self. one died for you and me. Jesus Christ wants to have a personal relationship with you. That's pretty good news. the other but a loss. One shed the whole world's blood. the other gave his own One won the world in life and lost it all in death. The Greek died on a throne. He already knows you. . . but He wants to have a friendship with you.Christianity altogether and even correct the great hoax that has deceived men for 2000 years. The Greek made all men slaves. But if deep down we believe that Jesus¶ claims are true. the Jew died on a cross. We will have to follow Him as Lord. The other lost his life to win the whole world's faith. Not only does He love you. the other from above The one won all this earth to lose all earth and heaven. as the risen Savior that He really is. One's life a triumph seemed. the Jew made all men free One built a throne on blood. In fact. we will have to begin to find a way to relate to Jesus as the Mighty God. B.

(e. or repent and have faith. A. We have heard how He himself invites us into a personal relationship with Him. Feeling regret Repentance brought about only because of the consequence of what was done.CFC Youth for Christ Youth Camp Talk 3: Repentance. But that will never happen. Feeling sorry you were caught cheating in an exam. "Why will I confess when I'm just going to sin again?" . 1. and how it brings us to the point where we just have to decide for ourselves how we should respond to Him. however. b. If you weren't caught you wouldn't have been as sorry). saying. and the regret that comes with it. Misconceptions about repentance a. Faith.. we will learn how we can begin to do this. In this talk. Healing and Forgiveness Expanded outline I. is to say no to that temptation.. INTRODUCTION We have just heard of God's love for us. Christ used these words because repentance and faith in Christ's message are the first steps we need to take to truly respond to God's love and invitation for us." (Mark 1:15). Feeling terrible about yourself Some people believe that repentance is sincere only when you despise yourself because you're a hopeless sinner. c. This is the reason why many Catholics don't go to Confession.g. What we can do. but because of the punishment that will be received because of it. This is the reason why Christ called those who came to Him to repentance. REPENTANCE AND FAITH Christ began His preaching ministry with these words "The right time has come. II. There is no repentance because the sin was evil. the kingdom of God is near. Getting rid of all tendencies to sin Some people think that true repentance can only happen when we are able to rid ourselves of that tendency to sin. turn away from your sins and believe in the Gospel. Repentance Sinfulness in our lives and the hurts we've experienced are hindrances in coming to Christ and receiving His spirit.

it is deciding and to turn away from sin and look towards God. Such as pre . . superstition. If you hate sin you'll stay away from it and you won't make any justifications for doing it (e. homosexual acts. We need to have faith that when we come to the Lord in repentance He will forgive us and give us the strength to follow Him. In this case. What Must We Do To Repent? (4 H¶s: Attitudes to take in repentance) a. All of these focus on feelings.g. These sins have been so widely accepted that people do not see them as immoral anymore.g. The Greek word for repentance is "metanoia" which literally means change of mind. masturbation. the speaker should be able to explain why these sins are actually wrong. a decision. "somebody else made me do it"). stealing. it allows you to be humble. non-Christian religions. c. "I am just human". Rebelliousness: to parents. c. that He You get sound advice from priests and support from brothers and sisters Christ when you share your weaknesses to them. . spiritualism. Honesty . a. 4.All of these may be effects of repentance but are not repentance in itself. or that cheating during exams is sharing) b. gossip. (e. Have a good confession. Note: Give examples that are appropriate to the participants. You need God to overcome your sins. Abuse of alcohol. d. Go to confession.marital sex. lying. d. Faith 1. 3. vandalism) b. Cheating. cursing. believing that He will conquer our sinfulness. c. 2. I B. etc. Some say sin is a growth experience. . It is an act of the will. Humility . We place our trust in Christ. Horoscope. repentance is much more objective and concrete.call sin a sin. e. What is Repentance? a. authorities and society. pornography. b. .Admit you fell into sin because you are weak. illegal drugs.Hate sin and not the sinner.g. Hate the sin . Some sins to repent from: a. answering back. petting. slander and gossip. In some cases. Sexual sins: necking. green jokes. (e.

he believed in what Christ said that faith is not a feeling but rather a decision that we should make. Trusting. 2. The type of faith that we are talking about is shown in Matthew 14:22-33. The need for healing 1. b. Peter acted in spite of fear. Share how hurts in the different areas of our life listed below can hinder us from drawing near to the Lord. we also ask Him to heal us. and how forgiveness begins the process of healing. we should believe that He can and He will. although he knew it was impossible. HEALING AND FORGIVENESS A. Faith is relying on what God said. Faith is deciding to put our trust in Christ. Luke 11:9-11) III. which keep us from totally receiving God's grace. b. a. committing ourselves to the person of Christ. B. 2. especially if they're the ones closest to us. We should accept and believe in Christ as our personal Savior and in His promises. b. When Christ told Peter that he could walk on the water. Healing through Forgiveness 1. When we forgive When we ask for forgiveness When we humbly ask God to heal us When we serve others. Still. Faith is not just a feeling. CONCLUSION . ask for forgiveness. When we come before God and respond to Him. focus more on helping others ³heal´ instead of focusing on ourselves IV. c. c. Healing Occurs a. d. Our parents/ family. Others 2. a. when Christ promises that He will save us from our sins. c. sinful ways are obstacles. because these hurts. he still believed. He was scared of drowning. In the same way. Our friends. (Acts 16:31. As we do this. b. Healing will not be complete if we haven't forgiven those who have hurt us.will forgive us and heal us of our sins. we first acknowledge our sinfulness and come before Him in repentance and then in faith.

by knowing Him. We need to believe that He will forgive and strengthen us and bring us healing.³The Sessions and their Purpose´ for the activity after this talk . Note : Refer to Team Leaders guide -. His Holy Spirit which strengthens us and allows us to live our lives as truly pleasing to God.God wants us to experience the fullness of life in His love. our sins and hurts block much of His blessings for us. However. Christ wants to remove these hindrances and extend His mercy towards us. We will hear more about this in the next talk. but we have to do our part and repent from these sins. Then we can fully receive God's blessing.

(Give examples / illustrate) However. B. So many converts from different races. The dove in Christ's baptism . What was this power that transformed 12 insignificant men and their brethren into the pillars that established Christendom? It wasn't human might or intellect. a power that attracted so many to join this group of fishermen. the Emperor of Rome himself became a Christian. God's messenger 2. slaves. THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT A. They seem weak. Christians before: The Christians in the early Church possessed a certain strength and boldness of character. the same Spirit that continues to fill and transform the lives of so many Christians today. By 325 AD. nations. And today. II. INTRODUCTION: Christians Today and Before A. lacking power. Christians today: Christians today can't seem to live as they should. Gentiles and Jews.. social strata were brought into their fold.CFC Youth for Christ Youth Camp Talk 4 : Receiving God¶s Gift: The Power of the Holy Spirit Expanded outline I. it is the largest faith in the world. Christians were not always like that. Misconceptions: 1. it was the Power of the Holy Spirit.

Union with God When we receive the power of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:1-8 (Narrate in your own words this passage. help us live as His sons and daughters.B. -. (Note: In sharing the 3 points above. 1. (Luke 11:9-10) In faith. Ezekiel 37 : 1 .God¶s Holy Spirit can fill us and bring life.´ 2. He will surely give it. He slowly molds us into His likeness. . God's promised spirit 1. it will be given to us.23) As we grow in our personal relationship with God. we know that when we ask for it. We must have faith.) Praying for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit may not be exactly like this event.. A new nature (Galatians 5: 22 . c. The Holy Spirit is God. Ezekiel 36:26-27 God promised a spirit that will enable all men to follow Him. giving us the boldness to speak His words and making us willing to face the challenge of bringing others to Him. 3. We simply ask. HOW DO WE RECEIVE THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT A..14 The Valley of the Dry Bones This story gives us a vision of what the Power of His Holy Spirit can do. 2. Power to serve ( Acts 1:8) God¶s Spirit empowers us to serve. we begin a personal and intimate relationship with God. In scriptures. more like Jesus.) III. God¶s Spirit brings about a. the speaker should share his own experiences of these 3 points. the wind is often used to refer to God¶s Sprit. b. But we can take certain points from this event to help and guide us in receiving the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. We hear Him speaking to us in our hearts and we experience Him touching our lives. the 3rd Person in the Blessed Trinity. in spite of the difficulties and trials we may face. making us more loving. (Luke 11:13) We should believe that when we ask for God's Holy Spirit. removing the selfishness in our hearts. God¶s word becomes alive in us as we read scripture. He promised to give men "A new heart and a new Spirit. C.

Pride keeps us from acknowledging our need for God. It is a gift of prayer . If we're afraid of looking foolish. concerts.B. God promised His spirit and He won't go back on His word. . Explain especially the Gift of Tongues. our souls are able to say what it really wants to express to God. speaking & praying in tongues) b.Encourage the participants to focus on what's true. Recall Ezekiel 37:1-14 B. This is why we need to go to confession. Spiritual Gifts (1 Corinthians 12:4-11) a. 2. These are gifts that God gives to help us in our Christian lives. wisdom. celebrities. We humble ourselves when we pray in a language we don't understand. When we refuse to be repentant for our sin. and asking Him into our lives. 4. 1. . we must humble ourselves if we are to receive God's Spirit. basketball games. We should be more willing to look foolish for God. Living the Christian life seems almost impossible. IV. miracles. What do we specifically as for? 1. Note : People are often willing to look foolish for other reasons. Because of this spiritual gift. 2. e. (Prophecy. This spiritual gift pleases God. Unrepentant attitude Sin alienates us from God. healing. A personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The gift of tongues becomes a doorway to the other spiritual gifts. but God will keep on knocking until we're humble enough to ask Him in. C. Hindrances to receiving the Holy Spirit. knowledge. CONCLUSION (This portion may be omitted if the speaker will be conducting the baptism or Pray over Session) A. Doubt . a hope in god's promise.It is a prayer that only God can understand and only we can speak. 3. But we have a hope. Feeling of unworthiness Everyone is unworthy.g. His Holy Spirit which strengthens us and gives us the gifts we need . what the Lord requires is simply a humble spirit that approaches Him in repentance and asks for forgiveness. we keep ourselves from experiencing God and His Spirit. This total humility pleases God.

We were all baptized when we became Catholics. To do this. 2. A. Relax and be at peace. After this. This is not a new baptism. we will pray with one another for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. After this. Explain the process of Baptism / praying over session a. but don't let this make you anxious. believe and accept Him as our personal Lord and Savior and commit our lives to Him. Explain the Baptism. * We encourage you to continue to be in an atmosphere of prayer. 2. Don't expect a particular experience. Note : Our next activity will be the commitment ceremony and pray over session. * Prayer of Deliverance: Casting out the works of Satan in you life. V. After the pray over. * Go back to your seat. we will first have to come before our Lord.g. d. Give the participant a general view of what they can expect. Relax. Final tips 1. What we want to do now is to pray for one another so that we can immerse ourselves in God's Spirit and be empowered as Christians. Process of praying over. * Prayer of Thanksgiving: Your discussion group leaders will thank the Lord for the commitment that you just made. b. Our pray over session.in order to live as true sons and daughters of God.) * Prayer for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit / spiritual gifts. we will be having a ³Commitment to Christ Ceremony´ where you will be given the opportunity to decide for yourselves if you want to follow Jesus. Expecting one particular type of experience might keep you from recognizing God's . "In the name of Jesus. this will make it easier for you to open up to the Lord. 1. your discussion group leaders will approach you and bring you somewhere more conducive and private for the pray-over. we will end together once everyone has been prayed for. c. is very important. B. spirit of deceit we cast you out". BAPTISM CEREMONY / PRAY OVER SESSION EXPLANATION Our purpose tonight is to ask the Lord for the power of His Holy spirit that enables us to live as true Christians. and your decision to follow the Lord. First. (e.

I will. the song will never be heard unless you actually pick-up a guitar. COMMITMENT TO CHRIST Leader : Do you renounce Satan and all wrongdoing? Participant : Yes. (e. utter the first syllables that comes into your mind and use this for worship. In speaking or praying in tongues. I do. the speaker or team leader asks the participants to meditate about all the talks. After the explanation. COMMITMENT CEREMONY 1. 2. you have to begin praying in tongues by first initiating it. God Alone. that He died to free you from sins.g. In the same way. God respects you. * Once you've run out of words to worship God. 3. What comes out of your mouth.work in you. C. * Focus on worshipping God and not the words you use to worship. 4. and how you praise God is up to Him. the speaker asks those who want to make a commitment to Christ to stand up. You have to initiate praying in a language you don't know. the Prayer of Commitment is recited together. and won't force you to praise Him in tongues. Baptism talk and Committing to Christ. God knows you more than you know yourself. After the song is sung. While the participants are meditating. Even if God has already inspired you to write a song. Leader : Do you believe that Jesus is the Son of God. . that He rose to bring you new life? Participant : Yes. honor Him and obey Him? Participant : Yes. Then. esp.g. then let God take control. and then God will inspire you and give you the words to say. We Belong To God). 3. Initiate. Don't analyze the sounds you make. to love Him. play the tune and write the words. just focus on the Lord and praise Him. Worship Him in your own words. Leader : Do you choose to follow Jesus as your Lord. a meditative song may be played (e. He knows exactly how he should touch you. I do.) * Focus on God.

/ and I promise to obey you as my Lord. be faithful to that decision.) Lord Jesus Christ. Better yet. share to them what you experienced by showing the change in you as Christ begins to dwell at the center of your life. An emotional experience is not an indication of God's Holy Spirit. 2./ I want to belong to you from now on. D. C./ and I will avoid everything/ that leads me to wrongdoing. cried or simply felt God's presence. Like any gift. . CLOSING EXHORTATION (After the worship) A./ I want to be free / from the dominion of darkness/ and the rule of Satan. Try to explain what you went through in a very ordinary and understandable way. You committed to follow the Lord. He will always be there. The Holy Spirit comes to each of us differently. Some may have prayed in tongues. Rather. 1. 4. If you asked for His Spirit. B. Others may have had a very simple experience. * Focus on the truth. Don't expect your friends to understand you. E. 2. Be faithful/ Don't stifle the Spirit./ I will turn away from all wrong doing. * He will never cease in trying to take away the treasure you have just received today. the gift you received tonight can be lost. focus on the fact. And these problems will never overwhelm you. Now you have God and through all your problems.PRAYER OF COMMITMENT (Ask participants to repeat after you. 2. Go easy on sharing with others what you have experienced. Have a daily prayer time where you can experience and get to know God and where He can slowly but surely work in your life daily. Different people different experiences. whatever experience you had. (PRAY OVER SESSION) VI. so use it./ and I want to enter into your kingdom/ and be part of your people. Satan will tempt you to doubt. that you committed yourself to Jesus Christ and that is the most important./ I ask you to forgive/ all the sins that I have committed/ I offer my life to You. 3. All of these things were first explained to you before they were done. Everyone is then asked to be seated. 1. and wait for their turn to be prayed over. 1. He surely gave it to you. Don't expect all your problems to go away.

by His Spirit we can be faithful to Him. God has begun a powerful work in their lives today. HOW CAN WE GROW AS SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF GOD? We know. He will always be faithful to us.) CFC Youth for Christ Youth Camp Talk 5 : Growing in the Spirit Expanded outline I. But what happens after this Camp when all of us are no longer in this exciting environment.VII. All of us in one way or another have experienced God's goodness this weekend. All His plans for us are for our own good. and received His Holy Spirit. CONCLUSION Read Acts 1: 8 (Note : Encourage the participants to be faithful in their commitment to the Lord. But after all these. God is truly good. What happens when we go back to our friends at home or classmates in school who do not understand what we have gone through -. His salvation. that the Holy Spirit is real and that He is truly in us. that God's love is real. we'd like to share with you what we can do to sustain our new found relationship with God.friends who might even convince us that what we have gone through is weird and out of this world? . INTRODUCTION We have heard a lot of good things in this camp. what do we do next? In this talk. God's love. clearly now more than ever. II.

3. we need to spend time with Him in prayer and reading scriptures. 1. We need to realize that we have to invest time and effort learning the tools to growth to preserve what we have and to receive much more. The way to God through Jesus is the only way and we should fight any idea or direction that tells us otherwise. b. which represents Christ. We should leave this place with the conviction that what we have gone through was truly a gift from God. Have a regular time and place for prayer. Attitudes we should have: 1.A. We have God's gift of salvation. a. the wheel will not function. NOTE: You can illustrate this portion by likening the tools of Christian growth to the four spokes of the wheel. c. to protect us and to help us overcome obstacles to our decision to grow as men and women of God. 2. The wheel represents our Christian life which draws power from the center of the wheel. Tools For Christian Growth : The Four Spokes All the tools to Christian Growth are available when you join Youth for Christ. We now have God's Spirit in us to strengthen us. or the hub. Prayer and Study of Scriptures If we want to grow in our relationship with God. for our good and our salvation. B. We have God's Spirit. Decide on having prayer time . Use of prayer and scripture guides will be very helpful. The power is transmitted through the four spokes of the wheel.15 minutes will do. We need to grow. If any one of the four spokes is missing. 2. Fellowship .

to speak what is true and to do what is right in accordance with God's plan. ."will we respond to that call?" We're not saying that after giving through this youth camp.a. b. In a peer group. We'll be probably fall but it's standing up that matters most. . c. we grow in our relationship with God. 3. Sacraments: Taking Active Part in the Church In addition to all these tools that we could use in our Christian growth. * Our mission is to bring God to other teenagers. When we are given the opportunity to serve. b. * It is in our nature to enjoy the company of people our age. The challenge is left to us. having a regular Confession). . CONCLUSION God calls us to live a life that is pleasing to Him. is an evangelistic group for young adults. 4. and fraternities and sororities in school. The YFC provides a real environment where genuine friendship can happen. * In doing this. which could be either positive or negative. He has already died for us. We develop our gifts and we start to make a real effort to be effective witnesses for the Lord as we serve. * Young adults are endowed with a lot of talents and energies that oftentimes are not tapped for productive use. we can be responsible and productive. (attending Mass on Sundays. * There seems to be a strong need for us to belong to a peer group. He has given us His Holy Spirit. there is oftentimes peer pressure. * It is a place where we experience positive peer pressure. but even more. just like CFC. we should be aware that another important tool to further enhance this growth is to participate in the sacraments of the Church. The YFC is a place where building strong bonds friendship and brotherhood are considered as important goals of its activities. we develop a sense of mission. not success that God wants. Service a. He loved us first. III. He gives us tools that we can use to grow in our relationship with Him. * We know that given the right motivation and challenges. we'll be living perfect Christian lives. specially in serving God. Fellowship is important to us. it's faithfulness. YFC. It is for this reason that teenagers have their own groups in the neighborhood. After all.

. . .Now it's time we live for Him.God died for us.

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