Be R. E. A. L.

Notes from the Student Breakout Session at the BCMN National Meeting

  • Reach

Acts 1:8

Missionary mindset (students are a field white unto harvest) – church, school bible clubs, sporting events, rallies

  • Energy

2 Corinthians 12:9-10

Passion – “All in” heart and be ready for mountain/valley seasons

Vision – yearly calendar planning, apparel changes, current youth room designs, a exhorting spiritually

  • Always ready (growth) – How do we get them ready?

1 Peter 3:15

Apologetics – “Fallout” documentary – Study shows 75-90% of students in college that fell away stated they didn’t have strong apologetics against topics such as creation, a young  earth, and 1 race genealogy

Truth – H.E.A.R. journaling, small group reflection after lessons, train students to preach & teach

Prayer – Prayer wall

Serve – Spiritual gifts test (Lifeway), plug in throughout church ministries

  • Love

Colossians 3:12

Don’t make them a # or stat -see them as Jesus sees them: VITAL & priceless purpose – If a football coach keeps saying you’re going to go 1-9…’ll probably go 1-9

Relationships – love them where they are (discipling & connecting with leaders is vital)

baby steps and patience for baby Christian students

–     challenges and accountability for mature students

Post Grad – blessed promises book to every grad & periodic reaching out