AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART PROGRAM
After God’s Own Heart, is a program designed to mentor young men and women, ages 10-16, with a curriculum that includes a code of purity, financial planning, job readiness, college preparedness, spiritual warfare, nutrition and fitness and martial arts/self-defense. This mentorship program will equip young men and women with the core values as expressed in the book of Daniel “Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm"(Daniel 6:3), in order to develop strong men and women of God and to equip them with a spirit of excellence.
This program is calling for the “Caleb’s” of this generation, “Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.” (Numbers 13:30).
Come and join us, After God’s Own Heart is “More Than A Dream!”
WHAT TO EXPECT
5 Month Program
Participants meet once a month. Session hours are from 9:30am until 4:00pm April through August.
The program will begin with an Orientation where the adults learn along with the youth participant what to expect from the program and what will be expected of them. At the orientation the parent and their child will sign a Participant Agreement. This act of commitment will help the participant know that they are supported not only by our team but by their family as well.
In a world void of a moral compass teaching Purity to the youth is vital. Youth today are exposed to more than any child should ever have to be. We establish a benchmark for them using the Word of God to help them navigate through the garbage and help them learn to make the wise choices. What God created is good, in the boundaries of His plan. Understanding that dynamic is key to learning about sex.
Financial Planning Training
The Financial Planning Training based on the word of God. Participants will learn how “Life Balance” impacts finances. This program will help the entire family! If we can teach our young people the importance of keeping Christ first in their life, even in their finances, they are more likely to have a good balance in their spiritual and personal lives.
Good and evil influence exist around everything we do and every decision we make. Our youth have become punching bags for the bullies and prey to the perverted minds of adults that look to traffick young people. Suicide is a prevalent way out for those who don’t know Jesus. We teach the young people to recognize when they are in a battle and how to fight using the law of the land as well as the word of God! In addition with more drugs being made legal we delve into the harmful effects drugs have long term regardless to the legality of them.
College Preparedness can never start too early so we need to get them ready! The book of Luke points out that the children of the world are craftier than the children of Light. We are the children of Light, “And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light” (Luke 16:8). We are the children of Light, but then, there is an answer to this as Luke says, “For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.” Furthermore, God said “I’m going to bless you so that the world dynamics will turn around for you and that the world no longer will have more advantages or access to education and wealth than we do” (Luke 21:15)
It is naïve to think that our children will never have to defend themselves in a physical sense. While we are not equipped to provide a full blown self-defense training we will give them enough to know how to get someone off of them!
Nutrition and Fitness
We are fearfully and wonderfully made. Taking care of our bodies now can help us to have a long life. We are the temple of the Holy Spirit. Exercise and proper eating are essential now for youth to grow into being healthy adults.
We also have lessons in self-esteem, job readiness, dressing for success, appearance based on the age of the group.
At the end of the season we hold a ceremony, which is similar to a graduation and a wedding, where the youth make a commitment to their God and parents to stay pure until marriage. The ceremony is loaded with memorable takeaways, acknowledgement and awards!