Two long standing values of the Vineyard are caring for the poor and evangelism.
In this series, Vineyard Youth USA invited Marvin Suarez, who with his wife Carmen, planted the first Vineyard church in Puerto Rico. Through their passion for the poor, and their evangelism efforts, they have since planted three more. Marvin shares his passion, both from a scriptural foundation and from experience, for living missionally. We think your teens will find this topic relevant and engaging, as you discuss how your group can catch the vision for mission oriented faith.
WEEK 1: DEVELOPING A WORLDVIEW
Our first week we focus on an overview of God’s heart for mission, and why we, as his followers, are called to the same. Marvin shares a biblical worldview of God’s plan for humanity, and our call to participate in it.
WEEK 2: SERVING THE POOR
Marvin takes us through a look at the heart of God for the poor. He discusses our mission as the church to care for the poor, and how each of us has a part to play.
WEEK 3: OUTREACH
As part of our life on mission, we are called to stay connected to, and serving in, our community. Marvin shares how outreach, while not specifically evangelistic, builds a bridge between people and God. He talks about how we, as Christians, can have outreach become a way of life.
WEEK 4: EVANGELISM
Learning how to share our faith with others is a vital part of following Jesus. Marvin shares the basics of what we need to share, and also gives several examples from his life of how lives have been changed by the gospel message.
WEEK 5: DISCIPLESHIP
As part of a life on mission, we are called to not only tell others about Jesus, but to help them grow into a flourishing relationship with him. How can we do this? In this final lesson Marvin shares how we can develop our own discipleship, as well as how we can help others.