YA Missionaries for Missouri

Kari, Joi, Brad, Ashlee, & Michael Keller

 

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4907 N 9th St
Ozark, MO 65721
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  Campus Missionary A student who follows Jesus at school. SIGN UP TO BE A CAMPUS MISSIONARY HERE! Student Empowerment Students reaching students is what youth ministry is all about. Empowering students to become campus missionaries helps enable them to accept personal responsibility to reach the lost of their generation. By making campus missions a priority, students can live out their faith today and develop a deeper ownership of their beliefs that will last later in life. A Campus Missionary commits to: PRAY daily for friends, teachers, school administrators, and others who need Jesus' hope. LIVE a real, consistent Christian faith by reading, studying, and memorizing God's Word and spending time in personal worship. TELL her/his friends about Jesus. SERVE in or begin an active campus club. GIVE time and finances to promote Jesus' hope globally.

 

Campus Missionary
A student who follows Jesus at school.

SIGN UP TO BE A CAMPUS MISSIONARY HERE!

Student Empowerment
Students reaching students is what youth ministry is all about. Empowering students to become campus missionaries helps enable them to accept personal responsibility to reach the lost of their generation. By making campus missions a priority, students can live out their faith today and develop a deeper ownership of their beliefs that will last later in life.

A Campus Missionary commits to:

PRAY daily for friends, teachers, school administrators, and others who need Jesus' hope.
LIVE a real, consistent Christian faith by reading, studying, and memorizing God's Word and spending time in personal worship.
TELL her/his friends about Jesus.
SERVE in or begin an active campus club.
GIVE time and finances to promote Jesus' hope globally.


 

How to Start a Campus Club
Christian Clubs are supported by the equal access act and have been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. To start a club at your school, follow these simple steps.

Step 1 - PRAY

Everything we seek to do for God should always begin with prayer.

Ask for God's wisdom and direction.
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God" (Philippians 4:6).
Pray for God's favor upon your dream to start a campus club.
Pray for the approval process.
"Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. . ." (Luke 18:1).
Students and adults from your church and community can join your team by supporting your club in prayer and by becoming Prayer Zone Partners.

Step 2 - CONNECT

It's been said that one is too small a number for greatness. It's important to connect with the people who will enable your club to be a success.

As you begin the process of starting a campus club, take time to check the spiritual PULSE on your campus. The Campus Alliance has developed a way to evaluate the health of the Christian movement on your campus. It will also be useful for the ongoing evaluation of the health of your club. You can find this evaluation on the campus clubs_digisource or conduct an online evaluation at EverySchool.com. Click on "Check Your Pulse."

CONNECT WITH OTHER STUDENTS
Make a list of students from multiple churches and denominations who are interested in forming a Youth Alive chartered club. Be sure to use the Student Interest form when making your list.

Check out the Youth Alive Preparation Sheet to help walk you through some steps to make your club's start successful. You can refer to this sheet throughout the process of forming your club.

CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY
Make a list of at least three businesses, churches, and community leaders who will support the formation of your campus club. You can use the Business, Church, and Community Support List to help you.

These community leaders will strengthen your effectiveness and possibly provide a means of sponsorship for the club. A lot of times, people are willing to support a cause that builds students' hope, but they're just waiting for someone to ask for their help.

CONNECT WITH FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATORS
Preparation
Before you meet with your principal, do your homework. Here are some tools to help prepare for and make a more powerful presentation:

Student Interest List
Preparation Sheet
Business, Church, and Community Support List
Meeting with the Principal
Youth Alive Constitution
Students' Bill of Rights - (A summarized version of the equal access act.)
The Equal Access Act
Initial Appointment with Principal
Schedule an initial appointment with your principal.

Warmly and respectfully approach your principal with your interest in starting a campus club. Come prepared with your Student Interest List and, if possible, the name of a faculty advisor.
Ask him or her to fill you in on the school's policy and procedure for this type of request.
Politely ask for the school policy in writing if you are told you cannot start a Christian club on campus.
Presentation Appointment
Schedule a presentation appointment with the principal or administrator at your school. When preparing for your presentation, remember to be respectful, organized, and wear appropriate attire.

If your presentation is denied at first, check out Overcoming Obstacles.

Step 3 - EQUIP

Once you've been approved to start a club, it's important to get all the tools available to make your club the best it can be.

Register your club with the National Youth Alive office and you will receive a free club charter. This demonstrates to school administrators that your club is nationally recognized and official.
The campus club_digisource is a CD ROM that has tons of tools and resources to keep your campus club strong and effective. It includes ways to serve your campus, meeting guides, posters, invitations, logos, and much more.
Alivewire is a free Campus Club monthly e-mail. It is loaded with encouraging stories, ideas for campus ministry, and student testimonies.
Check out the many free resources available throughout this website to organize and operate your club.


 

The Seven Project
Connecting your community to share Jesus

Outreach
The Seven Project serves as a catalyst to mobilize and equip Christian communities to reach out to schools. The Seven Project is not merely a school assembly or evening rally. It is a comprehensive outreach strategy that equips and trains leaders and students in effective evangelism and discipleship.

The Seven Project Key Components:

School assemblies deal with real life and character issues faced by students. These programs include video segments that deal with anti-violence, scholastic achievement, peer pressure, integrity, substance abuse, abstinence, or others.

Student leadership development. Christian students are taught how to be a positive influence at their school. Seven weeks prior to the school assembly students are given specific plant to implement at their school before the assembly.

Evening events include a clear presentation of the gospel.


 

Prayer Zone Partners
How can you pray for the students and the schools in your community?

Pray for the campus.

Students are in the most strategic position to reach their schools with the message of the gospel.

Pray for effective campus missionaries and clubs
Pray that everyone on campus will receive a clear presentation of the gospel.
Pray for the safety of students and staff
Pray for the community.

Students' lives are influenced by more than just their schools.

Pray that God would bless their homes with peace.
Pray for safety in the places students like to hang out.
Pray for the businesses that are in position to have a positive influence on students.
Pray for the church.

Students who make a decision to follow Christ must be incorporated into a healthy, Bible-believing church.

Pray that students will be loved and accepted by your church.
Pray that the adults in your church will become role models and spiritual mentors.
Pray for all the ministries in your church that deal with students (Sunday school, Youth ministries, etc.).
 

More ways to pray:

Adults

Develop a school of the week rotating prayer list. List one school a week in church announcements and distribute to prayer groups.
Pray for the School of the Week (from the church bulletin) at home.
Pray as you drive through a school zone.
Distribute Prayer Zone Partners brochures and stickers to increase awareness in your church.
Schedule a Sunday service to promote prayer for students, schools, and the community through the Prayer Zone Partners program.
 

Students

Pray for your lunch everyday
Pray silently for the students sitting around you at the beginning of every class
Pray as you walk between classes (Prayer Walk)
Pray for your school during See You at the Pole every September www.syatp.com
Kneel and pray for 30 seconds, every day, in the hallway or in front of your locker www.30kd.org
Everyone