GENERATION OF DREAMERS BROCHURE

GENERATION OF DREAMERS RESOURCES AND TOOLS

CTI CHILDREN’S MINSTRY TRAINING PROGRAM

CONTACT THE DREAMERS TEAM 

Cultivate a Generation of Dreamers

III John 1:2 NKJV reads, “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” Many of our children face what a UCLA study has called the “Accumulation of Disadvantage,” which includes academic disparities, health and environmental disadvantages, and financial insecurities. We are committed to raising a “Generation of Dreamers,” where every child knows who God is, obtains a quality education and has an opportunity for higher-learning, and are taught to be good stewards of “their money” and other God-given gifts.

The targeted parishioners of children and youth 5 to 17 years of age. 

EVERY CHILD KNOWS WHO GOD IS

 1. We are committed to making sure our children know God:

  • Parent Conferences – Back to Bible basics, connecting with biblical instructions, placing parents at the head of the family.
  • Strategize – Dealing with youth issues of the day (worldliness, the demoralization of family and church).
  • Evangelize – Door to Door, through sports, music, outdoor/street services.
  • Survey our youth – What’s on their minds? What’s the truth about why some leave their church home for other ministries? 
  • Christian Training for new parents raising children 0–4 years. 
2.  Prenatal Christian training – Parenting begins before birth – attending church, developing a prayer life with and for the child; Word parenting vs. worldly parenting, make praise & worship a part of life, live holy, love God, and love people. 
 
3.  Postpartum Christian training – all of the above, keep the baby’s environment sterile (spiritually), be very discriminating about childcare providers, when it isn’t feasible to be a stay-at-home mom.

EVERY CHILD OBTAINS A QUALITY EDUCATION

1. Establish a foundation of the educational needs of your church. 
  • The first thing a church needs to do is survey the human resources that are in the local church. (Example: Are their teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals within the church).
  • Designate one main communicator from the church to speak to the local school(s).
  • Survey the number of children and the different levels that are within your ministry. You must be intentional about the services that you would like to offer.
  • Schedule a meeting with all youth leaders of each church and meet to discuss vision 2025. 
2. Survey for local churches
  • How many educators do you have at your church?- paraprofessionals, teachers, administrators, professors?
  • Do you have a youth leader? If so, who?
  •  What is the age range of the children in your ministry?
  • What resources do you have access to teach youth?
  • Do you have an active youth program?
  • How often do you communicate or visit your child’s school?
  • Information on how to support your youth through tutoring or mentoring?
  • Is there access to technology at your church and at home?
 

Every Child Has Opportunity for Higher Learning

  • Provide recommended resources and curriculum for tutoring and education support related to college prep examinations and career planning. For example, “College Prep Planning.”
  • College fairs / tours (live and virtual).
  • Job fairs / showcases (live and virtual).
  • Create a communication platform for “subject matter expert” support (i.e., e-mail domain for questions and support).
  • Celebrate achievements in each local church community.
  • Explore scholastic achievement acknowledgements at the district and national levels of Church of God by Faith.
  • Sub-group leader established for training and accountability

Every Child Will Be Good Stewards of Money and God Given Talents

  • Youth Financial Investment Literacy (YFIL) is committed to equipping our youth with the tools, resources, and knowledge to ensure their long-term financial success.
  • Our approach will consist of the following: Each youth will have an opportunity to complete a financial assessment, customized by age groups.
  • The assessment is designed to gauge the youth’s financial knowledge. 
  • In addition, we will provide in-depth training on; Needs -vs- Wants, Budgeting, Credit Do’s and Don’ts, Banking Concepts, and the Fundamentals of Investing.