Thousand Hills Baptist Association
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Youth/Students

 

Emerging Generations Ministry 
Coordinator:  Jonathan Walker  (jwalker@cableone.net)

 

 

 

2018 Youth Camp @ Grand Oaks, Chillicothe
July 2-6

For youth who completed 6th-12 grade.
Thousand Hills Baptist Association joins with Linn-Livingston Baptist Association.
 
 

Super Summer 
Week 1:  June 11-15, 2018 Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar
Week 2:  June 18-22, 2018 Hannibal-LaGrange University

The Missouri Baptist Convention has conducted Super Summer Youth Evangelism and Discipleship schools
since the early 1980s. These are held on the MBC university campuses.
Get information at the MBC Leadership web site.

 

 

2017 Report

 
Proverbs 22:6 says "Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it."

This past year has been a very trying one for me personally with a mother passing away, a recent move into Kirksville, serving on a pastor search committee, church responsibilities and additional school responsibilities as a coach. I am also a full-time public school teacher in the Kirksville R-3 District.  Time has become a valuable commodity in my life and I enjoy it when I have time to enjoy it.  I do enjoy serving in the association as the Emerging Generations Coordinator.
 
This past year we have sponsored the following activities:
     A "Back to School Bash" swimming and pizza party in August of 2016 and 2017
     "See You At & After the Pole" activities in September
     An association youth camping trip in October
     We have been working on an anti-bullying campaign to be used in churches and schools
     A prayer walk for Kirksville schools this past month.
 
These are a few things we are working on in the near future:
      "See You At & After the Pole" emphasis in September
     "Fields of Faith activities in October
     Working on D-Now youth discipleship event for spring (We will need help)
     We are developing anti-bullying lesson plans/sermon notes for October (can be used with National Anti-Bullying Month)
     Assisting in developing church safety/children safety policies and procedures.
 
Youth, family and children's ministry is worth evaluating and spending resources towards.  Resources are time, money, facilities.  I have recruited Jason Walters from the Missouri Baptist Convention Making Disciples team to help us next year with youth programming and how to make disciples with them.  Please contact me if you are interested in attending this event.
 
I would urge you to take a look at your children/youth safety policies and procedures.  We are in spiritual warfare and we must be diligent in the little things to not leave a crack in the armor protecting our little ones.  I would be glad to give you tips, ideas, which would improve your security by implementing procedures which cost very little. Statistics show that other than preaching, your church's children safety protocols is what young families consider the most important factor when choosing a church.
 
Thank you for allowing me to serve with you.  Please contact me any time with ideas, prayer requests, or just to visit.
 
You can reach me at jwalker@cableone.net or text/call 341-9407.