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.   Due to the current Covid-19 situation, Fulcrum is currently meeting via Zoom! Please stay at home and stay safe during this period! if you would like to be part of Fulcrum, do drop us a message or email and we will connect you through the appropriate channels!   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 purposes. 5. Processes Equipping (Head, Heart, Hands) Discover practical tools in equipping our young people in these three areas: mind, heart, and practical service. 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 of discipleship.

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: shaun.chong@christalitemc.org.sg