What is your ministry?
I am currently involved in youth ministry as a youth leader. Our church is nearing about 1,000 members and we usually have about 300-400 young people attending youth services. Apart from this, one of my specific duties is to guide the people in our youth choir.
What do you hope to gain from participating?
I am new to this. As an engineer, I do well with a curriculum and would like to learn how to prepare one. I would also like to see how to bring forth this vision to my pastor and elders, hoping they will see for themselves the true importance of discipleship.
What is your leadership role or what were your past leadership roles?
I lead a small team of around 15 people with whom we serve smaller churches around Timisoara. I also manage the administration of our youth department. Throughout everything that I am involved in, I always try to help people see the importance of basic spiritual disciplines like prayer and Bible study. I do not want us to be merely doing activities and programs in the church. This has been something that I have been struggling with.
Why should someone invest in your ministry?
I want to make disciples, but a frustrating aspect of this is that I am part of a church that does not see the importance of discipleship. I have personally felt the lack of discipleship in our church, and I want to help change this mindset. The good news is that lately our pastor is showing signs that this might change, but it is too early to tell. There are a few people from our church who are struggling to help others in the church see how important discipleship making really is. One critical aspect is the curriculum. I have some ideas, but I have never prepared a discipleship curriculum before. I need help with this.