Covenant Theology and the Implications for Youth and Family Ministry in the Church

Covenant Theology and the Implications for Youth and Family Ministry in the Church

Theology drives ministry – That belief must be at the heart of our approach to youth ministry. Two core theological presuppositions in the RYM Philosophy of Ministry are the church & the family.  These two foundational institutions are created by God as primary influences in God’s design for calling his elect, forming a community of faith, and passing that faith on from generation to generation. The bible shapes our view of both institutions and in the process gives us a paradigm for how we do ministry to children and youth. God cares about the next generation; He cares about our children and youth and extends His care to them through the family and the church.  In this seminar we will present a holistic paradigm for youth ministry that embraces age specific ministry, trans-generational ministry and family ministry with their unique and complementary roles in reaching youth for Christ and equipping them to serve.