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DISTRICT STL GOALS

  1. $100,000 given to missions through STL

  2. Students responding to the call to local ministry and global missions field

  3. 100% Youth Pastor/Youth Ministry Leadership participation

  4. Every church commit to doing 3 fundraisers to STL this year

A SIMPLE GAME-PLAN

  1. Set a STL goal as a Pastor/Leader of the group

  2. Inspire your leadership team, set a faith goal as a team

  3. Preach on generosity twice a year, ask your students to listen to what God is calling them to give-allow them to make faith pledges

  4. Celebrate what's been given at least once a month!

  5. Look for those willing to match the student efforts both in and out of church (ex: businesses)

HOW TO BUILD MOMENTUM

  1. Assign a missionary to each of your small groups. Have students pray, write letters to, and raise funds for a specific missionary and/or district STL project. (Rotate missionaries every month or few months between groups)

  2. Regularly look for videos and other resources to share in your services each month. (Check STL website, ask DYD/STL TEAM, look on the website of specific ministry)

  3. Have four "big give services" in your student ministry. Pick a date for students and leaders to bring their funds, build for 4 weeks.

  4. Partner with organizations around your community to match student giving.

  5. Celebrate after 25% depending on your group. Celebration is key!

  6. Give to the general fund so you can celebrate everything!

HOW TO EXECUTE A "BIG GIVE SERIES/SERVICE"
Week 1: Tell - "This is what God is calling us to do."
Week 2: Ask - "What's your part going to be?...Start now!"
Week 3: Don't  Stop - "It's easy to get discouraged ...guard your faith and expectation."
Week 4: Finish Strong - "It's amazing what God can do when we partner with Him.
Week 5: Celebration - "Bring what you have and let's celebrate what God has done."
 

STEPS FOR STUDENT CALLED TO MISSIONS

  1. Encourage them to set a STL goal for the year

  2. Find them a missionary mentor

  3. Inspire them to go on an AIM trip

  4. Challenge them to start a STL Vision team in your ministry

  5. Engage them with Fine Arts to work on their ministry gifts

  6. Assist them in starting an on campus Bible club (or virtual) for their school
     

KEY WORDS FOR A GENEROUS STUDENT MINISTRY

  1. Accountability - Let's respectfully hold people accountable to what God spoke to them.

  2. Faith Goals - It's about partnership with God, not simply a goal I can accomplish myself.

  3. Sacrificial Giving - Giving more than what's convenient.

  4. Vision - a preferred picture of the future.

  5. Leadership - I understand my people will never do more than what I'm willing to do.

  6. Next Generation - our giving will either fill those watching us iwht confidence or kill what God called them to do with uncertainty.

UNCONVENTIONAL SPEECH:

WE BELIEVE THAT A WORD FROM GOD CAN CHANGE EVERYTHING