Nothing is more fun than spending a week end with friends, older brothers and father figures to look up to as leaders. Proverbs 2:6 For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. Learning from them while being fed spiritually and shaping up to be strong young men who grow in the wisdom of God is worth the effort. PROVERBS 9:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight
1 PETER 5:5: Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
Jesus was, and is still the greatest teacher and mentor of all times. In life he has also chosen men of integrity to teach young men to become men of valor. It is our goal to partner with parents in raising their boys in the fear of the Lord. Titus 2:2 Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance. PROVERBS 9:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight
AREAS OF FOCUS
Spiritual – work on their personal relationship with God, understanding who God is and their part in the equation. Look at young men in the Bible who did great things, Samson, Samuel, Joseph, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, Moses, David and the greatest of them all, Jesus.
Making Wise Choices - It's important to make sound judgement when faced with a situation. The need to belong and not be rejected by friends is quite common (peer pressure) is quite common. Here they are to taught to be responsible, bold by first knowing their self-worth.
Leadership – self-esteem, confidence, communication (technology), teambuilding/teamwork (brother’s keeper) and the importance of education (continuous).
Prioritizing - How to keep a healthy balance in a busy world. (school, extracurricular activities, family, church, friends)
Health and Fitness – body the temple needs to be kept well. Grooming and etiquette, eating well, healthy lifestyle, activity. Stress, mental health and other teen life crisis. Relationships
Finances – Importance of financial education, we are stewards who need to take great care of God’s gold. We should be able to be fruitful, multiply. Scholarships, savings and giving, debt and spending wisely, college and financial insight, interest, independence. Entrepreneurship mindset. Going through the cashflow quadrant.
Community Participation – through voluntary activities, help grow, can be counted for college and some element of internship. Best way to be part of the community economically is to have some vocational skills, electrician, mechanic, IT, plumber etc.
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