On Sunday night, we moved forward within our Trader Projects.
So far, the students set up official officers (President, Vice Pres., Secretary & Treasurer) and chose the type of ministry or service that they endeavor to invest in. As they worked last week, some of the nouns (people, places and things) got sorted out, as well as some dates were placed for project benchmarks. The projects definitely started to take shape by the end of last week!
This week, I encouraged the groups to start forming a mission or vision statement for their project. Their ideas have taken shape; but without a well-established purpose, projects can start to move in alternate directions. After my instruction, the groups scattered to their planning sessions. As I circled through our small groups, checking on progress, I heard excitement and anticipation as the plans were unfolding for each project. Mission and vision was unfolding! I am convinced that our students have chosen to invest themselves (and their $100) into same amazing ministry opportunities.
The students are expected to unveil and present their Trader Projects during our Youth-Led Service on May 20th. I can’t wait to see the outcome as our adults catch some of the vision of these students’ projects. I am certain that these presentations will move our congregation to invest further, or to start their own Trader Project!
What’s your Trader Project?
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