FULCRUM is a revamp of SOMY! We want to target at nurturing a generation of youth workers and leaders who are not just equipped but also connected to each other for support, advice, fellowship, and growth because they meet regularly.
The FULCRUM track is designed for full-time youth workers. The general idea is to provide a safe haven for youth workers to share their lives, victories and struggles and also for them to be sharpened in ministry.
What is FULCRUM?
As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) Our goal is to train youth workers to be architects in designing a biblical sustainable model of youth ministry relevant to their local church context.
The course fee is $200, which covers food, course materials and speakers honorarium. (Note: This does not cover the costs of YWR.) We pray the churches can kindly release and sponsor their youth workers for the trainings.
There will be 8 sessions in total, including the Youth Workers Retreat.
Venue: Paya Lebar Methodist Church
Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
For each session, it will be divided into 2 parts, looking into the areas of Character & Competency.
COMPETENCY Focus on the skills relevant to youth ministry.
1. Perspectives Evolution of Youth Ministry (YM 1.0 / 2.0 / 3.0)
See how youth ministry started and how it has evolved over the years. What can we learn from each era
of youth ministry? Why is youth ministry still relevant today and how can we keep it relevant?
2. Perspectives Developmental stages of youth
Learn about the developmental stages of adolescence to better tailor your programs to meet the needs
of your youths.
3. Perspectives Thinking Biblically About YM
Why is youth ministry important? Is there a biblical framework for youth ministry? Understand the
differences between being program, purpose, process, and people-driven in youth ministry.
4. Processes Connecting (Christ, Church, Calling)
Find out how we can help our young people to be connected to Jesus, His people, and His Kingdom
5. Processes Equipping (Head, Heart, Hands)
Discover practical tools in equipping our young people in these three areas: mind, heart, and practical
6. Processes Mentoring (New Christians, Disciples, Disciple-makers)
Grow in the areas of discipleship through mentoring, and how we can move our youths along the path
CHARACTER Focus on the inner life, soul care and walk of the youth workers, with the aim that they are
nurtured for the sakes of their respective youth ministries.
1. Self-Care Spiritual Disciplines
Learn to put important pillars into your lives so that you can go the distance in ministry.
2. Self-Care Dealing with setbacks & Recharging
Dealing with setbacks is an important aspect of ministry frequently faced but seldom addressed.
Discover how we can deal with setbacks in a godly and healthy manner and be refreshed for ministry.
3. Self-Awareness Calling
Do you know your calling as a youth worker? What does it mean to be called? Come and discover!
4. Self-Awareness Personality Traits, Strengths & Weaknesses
Knowing ourselves is a key ingredient to success in ministry. It is also an important pre-requisite in
building a team of ministers. We promise to go beyond the simple DISC profiling.
5. Self-Improvement Walking by the Spirit
As Christians, we are called to walk by faith and not by sight and learning to walk by the Spirit is an area
where few of us are properly tutored. Lets grow in this area together!
6. Self-Improvement 8 Habits of Effective Youth Workers
The concluding portion deals with building lifelong habits that will enable us to go the distance.
For any enquiries, You can contact:
Pastor Shaun Chong: firstname.lastname@example.org