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.”
AREAS OF FOCUS
Accepted Not Judged - Boys of Valor helps boys find a place where they belong and connect with with God by learning about who they are in Christ by understanding the gospel of Jesus as they grow.
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. Here they are to taught to be bold and responsible, by first knowing who they are and 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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