The Dominion Youth Ministry is designed, specifically for the purpose of catering to the various needs of our youth. In Exodus 10:9, Moses stated how the young and old alike should celebrate the Lord. (Exodus 10:9 – Moses answered: “We will go with our young and our old, with our sons and our daughters, and with our flocks and herds, because we are to celebrate a festival to the LORD.” Moreover, God has given parents and leaders commandments on how to provide biblical instruction to our youth. This is stated in Deuteronomy 6:6-8 – These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Equally important, the Apostle Paul provides a word of advice as to how our youth should conduct themselves as good role models and examples to others in life. This instruction is found in Timothy 4:12 where he was giving advice to his young sons in the faith: He said, “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity”.
For these reasons, we believe that our youth must be actively engaged in their stewardship and they must give their hearts to God, whole-heartedly. In addition, they must be knowledgeable about the divine responsibilities of growing up and they must be mindful of the type of friendships that they establish. For all of our youth, these principles are critical to fulfilling their God-given potential and destiny. In essence, our youth must become responsible young people not only in the body of Christ; but, also in their families, in their communities, and in society, at large.
Young Adult Attendance Policy for the Dominion Youth Ministry
Each youth member, of the adult church, less than twenty-one (21) years of age is required to attend the Youth Church at least once a month. (DYM = Senior Youth: 14-17 years of age; and Junior Youth 10-13 years of age).
The Dominion Youth Pledge:
“I will be pure, true, and kind. I will keep the word of God in my heart. I will love God and love others by the Grace of God’”.
The mission of the Dominion Youth Ministry is to become overwhelmingly successful preparing our youth for their destiny in life and their Kingdom of God endeavors. Therefore, DYM supports all facets of Christian growth and development in three domains: spiritual, personal, and social – through comprehensive instruction and guidance in accordance with the word of God. The well articulated comprehensive programs provide instruction, support, and caring at every level. The DYM staff members hold unique positions in the transference and development of these skills and are privileged to assist our youth as they develop spiritually, personally, socially, and in their own particular areas of interest related to their God-given destiny. To this end, the special needs our youth are addressed through age-appropriate guidance programming, along the lines of biblical principles and perspectives.
“We help the youth of DYM live a more fulfilled life as young Christians by providing an environment of instruction, guidance, and mentorship along the lines of sound Biblical principles and perspectives.”
“Preparing our youth for excellence in the ministry and beyond!”
Goals and Objectives
- To introduce our youth to the concepts and principles of salvation through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
- To assist our youth in understanding/discovering their God-given talents, skills, abilities, and self-worth; and to enhance their personal development efforts in each of these respective areas.
- To empower our youth in their respective endeavors and disciplines and to equip them, sufficiently, in order that they will be able to live a life of quality service to God.
- To ensure the co-operation and integration of our youth into all aspects of the church programs, ministries, and activities in order to fulfill God’s overall plans for the Christ Dominion Church, International commission and the global Kingdom of God, at large.
In order to ensure that the above goals and objectives are met effectively for our youth, the church will incorporate the Biblical dynamics of principles that support its overall vision and mission. These dynamics include; but, are not necessarily limited to the following disciplines of personal and spiritual development that meet the needs of our youth:
- Practical Biblical Instruction, Principles, and Concepts;
- Biblical and Academic Mentorship and Guidance; and
- Various Educational and Social Activities
To this end, we are certain that the Dominion Youth Ministry will provide well-rounded and exciting opportunities for our youth to enjoy their personal growth and development from a true, Biblically-sound perspective. Therefore, we have developed a number of programs and activities that will appeal to our youth. The next section provides a panoramic overview of such programs.