STRATEGIC THEME #5 - RETAINING
The General Conference Youth Ministries Department recognizes the challenge of the huge presence of Adventist youth, and that the need to keep them both engaged and spiritually alive is a top priority for youth ministry.
Develop materials to assist Pastor and Youth Leaders as they minister to youth
Resources: Pastors and Elders Handbook, Empowering Youth, AY Story and Pathfinder Story, Youth Ministry Handbook
Develop materials for young people to engage them in the mission of the church.
Resources: Getting it Right, Heart Hand and Mind
Strengthen Youth by providing them with materials.
Resources: Final Conflict video (SAD), Underground (SPD), A Call to Youth To Take a Stand (EGW Estate)
Encourage each church to establish Adventurer Club, Pathfinder Club, Ambassador,and Young adult ministries to serve as discipleship centers for youth.
Resources: Youth Leadership Award Manual, Ambassador Manual
Materials should be developed to meet the needs of a new generation of Seventh-day Adventist Youth with special emphasis on teens.
Resources: Youth Worker Guide Book
Engage young people in issue of faith and moral decision making.
Resources: Lifestyle Guides