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Flow Groups

The purpose of this presentation is to outline the process of the reimplementing of a mid-week bible study for high school age students in a
Youth Group.
Disclaimer: some of the information in this ppt is from outside sources

Introduction
My name is Marc Roettger
My mentors name is Diana, and she is the
youth director at my church
My mentors place of business is the
Watershed Church
This project is over mid week bible studies
The Class is Independent Study
Mentorship, Spring 2016, and it is taught
by Mrs. Click

My Mentor
Diana Hejtmanek
Graduated from Tarleton State University
Majored in Kinesiology and minored in
English
Works at Watershed UMC

Independent Study Mentorship


ISM is a course designed for students wishing to mentor
under an adult professional in a chosen career, whether it be
multidisciplinary or health science.

Course Requirements includes:

Completion of an Indebt mentorship


Documentation of 2 hours per week
Maintaining a professional portfolio
Completing all class assignments
Completing a collegiate level final project

My Project
Re-implementing A Youth Flow Group- A project I
thought might be a good idea is to start a youth lead
bible study during the week.
We use to have a bible group called flow but diverging
schedules lead to the group being disbanded.
I would take over recruiting and advertising for the bible
study and personally meet with the potential group
members to decide what day to do it. I would learn from
my mentor what I needed to do to prepare, then maybe I
would just take over leading it (youth only bible study).
At the end I hope to have trained someone to take over
so the group continues when Im no longer a youth. This
is something that I miss a lot and if I could have a part in
bringing it back, then I would be really proud.

What does it mean to be a


Youth Director?

Youth directors are to guide young people in their faith journey

Welcoming, direction and encouragement are the characteristics of a youth director

They need to come up with activities to get people interested in the youth group

Communication is key;

Social media will keep the youth connected


Email will keep the parents connected
Newsletter will keep the church connected

One of the main lines of communication should be with the senior pastor

They should be kept informed

Youth directors need to come up with a comprehensive budget

Fiscal committees needs to approve the presented budget at the beginning of each fiscal year

Any kind of document needs to be monitored and distributed

This includes permission slips, brochures, handbooks, etc.

Be the example

Mellinger, Barbara Bean. "Responsibilities of a Church Youth Director." Responsibilities of a


Church Youth Director. Demand Media, n.d. Web. 23 Mar. 2016.
<http://work.chron.com/responsibilities-church-youth-director-20407.html>.

Why study the Bible?


We meet with God in the Word: the bible is a description of a lot of the
encounters humans like us have had with the Lord; It is the framework of
the Living God
Listening to the bible: without a regular acknowledgement of what God has
done, our comfort keeps us from growing in the Lord

The bible has authority/is the framework of faith

Why study: studying and believing in the bible is acknowledging what God
has done for you and showing that you want to grow in your faith
Importance: the bible is a good outline of a moral life: trying to live as
Christ centered as possible is the best way to demonstrate your faith
Because: Gods Word is essentially to our identity as Christians, and to our
understanding of not only God, but ourselves as well

Without Gods word, we will be purposeless and disrupted from our call and
the purpose for out salvation.

For Christians, the bible is a foundation for life, and God tells us to read and
follow his word
Krejcir, R.J. "Why Study The Bible." Why Study The Bible. The Word
Ministries, 2004. Web. 31 Mar. 2016.
<http://www.intothyword.org/pages.asp?pageid=53487>.

Potential Studies
Courtesy of youthministrypartner.com

Groove: The Walk


The Walk is designed to teach youth what it
means to walk with Jesus. As their faith
grows, they will learn to exercise the grace,
love, patience, humility, and meekness found
only in Christ. As a result, they will begin to
own their faith, as it moves from something
that they hear about to something that they
are living in their own lives.
Adkins, Michael. Www.youthministrypartners.com. Abingdon
Press, 1 Dec. 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2016.

CORE: Dig In
CORE (Connect, Own, Reveal, and Empower) is a
resource designed to help teenagers discover their true
identity, value and worth as Gods children and
empower them to reach their potential in faithfully
following Christ with others.
Dig In is a four session study for groups of all sizes that
takes teens on the journey of addressing the obstacles
theyve experienced in understanding who they are in
Christ toward connecting with God and others in new
and healthy ways.
Baird, Danette. Www.youthministrypartners.com. Abingdon
Press, 1 Mar. 2016. Web. 18 Feb. 2016.

Groove: I Am
Embracing your true identity is hard, lonely and
potentially dangerous. The idea of this study is to
help and show teens how they can find the
answers to their identity questions through Christ.
I Am will help teens but it takes compassionate and
caring adults to enforce the lessons in it for the
study to have any effect. Like most of the Groove
studies, this one is suppose to raise more questions
than it answers, but thats the point, to be able to
answer some of the questions outside of the study.
Akers, Tony. "Store Youth Ministry Partners." Store Youth
Ministry Partners. Abingdon Press, Dec. 2015. Web. 04
May 2016.
<http://www.youthministrypartners.com/store/view/978
1501807114>.

CORE: All In
CORE (Connect, Own, Reveal, and Empower)
is a resource designed to help teenagers
discover their true identity, value and worth
as Gods children and empower them to reach
their potential in faithfully following Christ
with others.
All In is like Dig In, its four weeks and expands
on the first study. The idea of this study is to
further the participants in the journey tot
discovering their CORE identity.
Adkins, Michael. "CORE: All In." Youthministrypartners.com.
Abington Press, 1 Mar. 2016. Web. 4 May 2016.
<http://www.youthministrypartners.com/store/view/97
81501813351>.

Product
The study I ended up picking, after much
deliberation and many talks with Diana, was
CORE: Dig In. I just felt that the study had a
lot to offer and was the most likely to lead
to the continuation of Flow Groups.

In depth look into CORE


Connect (God and Others)- Creating,
sustaining and strengthening relationships
with God and those around us.
Own- taking responsibility for the things that
we have done or that have been done to us
to be able to move forward into the freedom
and joy offered to us through Jesus Christ
Reveal- Showing our true, authentic selves to
those around us
Empower- Taking action on interests,
passion, gifts, and talents; and encouraging
others to do the same

Pictures from Flow

Session 1
Delete the Spam

Session 2
Emotions

Session 3
Connect with God

Session 4
Connect with Others

Conclusion
The point of this project was not to answer
any questions, but to try to get something
back that has been missed. My hope is that
by the end of this semester this will have
become a lasting experience for future
lessons to take hold, and up and coming
youth will take over.

Questions?

Thank you
My mentor, Diana
My teacher, Mrs. Click
My potential evaluators

My Website: http://marcaroettger.weebly.com/

Citations
Slide 10:
Mellinger, Barbara Bean. "Responsibilities of a Church Youth Director."
Responsibilities of a Church Youth Director. Demand Media, n.d. Web. 23 Mar.
2016.
Slide 11:
Krejcir, R.J. "Why Study The Bible." Why Study The Bible. The Word Ministries,
2004. Web. 31 Mar. 2016.
<http://www.intothyword.org/pages.asp?pageid=53487>.

Slide 13:
Baird, Danette. Www.youthministrypartners.com. Abingdon Press, 1 Mar. 2016.
Web. 18 Feb. 2016
Slide 14:
Adkins, Michael. Www.youthministrypartners.com. Abingdon Press, 1 Dec. 2015.
Web. 18 Feb. 2016.
Slide 15:

Akers, Tony. "Store Youth Ministry Partners." Store Youth Ministry Partners.
Abingdon Press, Dec. 2015. Web. 04 May 2016.
Slide 16:

Adkins, Michael. "CORE: All In." Youthministrypartners.com. Abington Press, 1


Mar. 2016. Web. 4 May 2016.