THE WORK WHICH THE YOUTHS CAN DO FOR THE CHURCH
The MissionOf The Church
Before we are able to know exactly
the type of the work to be undertaken by the youths in the church, we must
first understand the mission of the church. The mission of the church falls
into two categories:
into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole
creation (Mk 16:15).
the Lord’s flock of sheep (Jn 21:15-17).
Youths Are Successors
Youths are the successors to the
pioneering members of the church. Every youth should regard the preaching of
the Gospel and the establishing of the church as his own duty, and work hard at
it. As such, they should study the Bible to acquaint themselves with the
doctrinal truth at an early age (2 Tim 3:14-17; Lk 2:46-49). They should he
good assistants to the elders, the deacons and the preachers and to learn from
them the various kinds of work (Ex 33:11; Mk 5:36-43). They should also nurture
themselves spiritually, setting a good example to the believers, in faith, in
purity, in humility, in love and in all things such that they may become worthy
successors. (1 Tim 4:12; 2 Tim 2:21).
The Things To Do Now
Before assigning important tasks
to the youths, there are many important things the church has to do. The church
has to have an efficient and good system of religious education for the
children and the youths. The rise or the fall of the church is much dependent
upon the success or failure of the religious education.
of the youth group should be enlarged. Below are a few suggested groups the
youths should form.
or School Groups
Understand Your Position
The olive tree, the fig tree and
the vine, each understands why God has created it
(Judg 9:8-13). We, who are chosen by God must all the more understand our
duties in the church. In order to accomplish the two great missions of the
church, there must be a dynamic workforce, finance and the most important the
power of the Holy Spirit.
When Moses grew up, he understood
that God wanted to make use of him. So he was willing to forgo the status of a
prince, the wealth of Egypt, the alluring pleasures in the palace and offer
himself to the Lord in order to accomplish the great task of saving God’s own
people (Heb 11:24-26). It is time you start to share the workload of the
church. Discover what God wants of you.
But first, are you willing to
submit completely to His plan for you? May He uncover your latent talents.