What makes the Think Transitions project different from other curriculum?
Most other curriculum being offered tends to be focused on telling students what they should expect. Our program is based upon an experiential learning model that will help students build a sense of inner authority so they are more empowered to deal with the next level of life's challenges. Our program also engages the parents in the process. The final component is our focus on connecting students with a transition mentor from within the congregation.
Why do you suggest a church to establish a transitions coordinator?
We have found that in order for a church to make the cultural shift to become a launching congregation it has to expand beyond the youth ministry. By including an "experienced" parent in the process a level of stability and trust is introduced into the process.
How does this program address the needs of students entering into a transition?
After several years of research and testing we have narrowed the focus to hit the key issues that tend to distract students from their true mission.
Is this a discipleship program?
No. This is not a discipleship program. We have found that students do not need breadth of information, but they need depth of application. We trust that most churches are working to disciple their students; therefore we have chosen to focus specifically on the launching and receiving time in a student’s life.
We are a small church; will we be able to use this program?
Yes. In fact, you may be positioned to do this very well. The size of the church doesn’t determine the long-term vibrancy of their students spiritually. The research is showing that the intergenerational support and care goes a long way in helping students integrate their faith into every aspect of their life as they journey into the next phase.
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