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The Work Which The Youths Can Do For The Church
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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:

1.        To go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation (Mk 16:15).

2.        To tend 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.

The organisation of the youth group should be enlarged. Below are a few suggested groups the youths should form.

1.       Varsity or School Groups

2.        National Service Groups

3.        Overseas Groups

4.        Literature Groups

5.        Church Working 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.

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