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Un articol extrem de interesant cu informatii foarte utile. Articolul de mai jos este preluat de pe site-ul http://www.churchleaders.com.

1. Who or what you pursue will ultimately determine what you do and who you become.  It is a spiritual impossibility to pursue Jesus AND sexual sin at the same time.  (Psalm 25:15)

2. As a friend of mine has often said, “God is not after our begrudging submission but rather our joy!”  And long-term joy, peace, and fulfillment are never the result of pursuing sexual sin.  (Please read Proverbs 5Proverbs 6, & Proverbs 7 for further confirmation in regards to this point.)

3. Sexual sin is not something that can be “prayed away,” nor can we simply read Bible verses about grace after committing it in order to feel better.  NOR can we simply promise God over and over that we won’t do it again (how’s that working for you?)  We CAN be set free from it…but it will not be pretty.  It must be confessed (James 5:16) and repented of (Revelation 2:21-23!)  (I did not overcome my nearly 20-year battle with pornography until I confessed it and asked for help!) YES, it may “cost you” when it comes to your reputation…but remember, the costs of concealment are far greater than the costs of confession…and repentance is WAY more important than our reputation.

4. Sexual sin costs us our spiritual esteem…people who are involved in sexual sin feel disconnected from God, guilty, and spiritually dead.

5. For those who want to STOP sinning sexually…a decision MUST be made to renew your mind (Romans 12:1-12), to FIGHT the battles in your mind (II Corinthians 10:5), and to ask GODLY men and women to come along side of you and both encourage and spur you when necessary (Hebrews 10:24-25). (PS…this means you have to stop saying, “I messed up sexually.”  OR “I made a mistake!”  Call it what it is…sin.  AND stop meeting with people who are doing the same things that you are doing and so when you get together to “hold one another accountable,” you are actually hoping that the other person “messed up” so that you don’t feel bad about doing so!)

6. Understand that IN CHRIST, you CAN have victory over sexual sin!  (See Romans 8:37I Corinthians 15:57Philippians 4:13!)  IN CHRIST, you are NOT a victim but rather a receiver of VICTORY!  If Jesus overcame DEATH, then Christ in you can help you breakthrough the stronghold of sexual sin!  (Luke 1:37!)

7. For those who belong to Christ and are trying their best to pursue Him on a daily basis but are still haunted by a sexual past…remember that is who you WERE, it is not WHO YOU ARE IN CHRIST!  (II Corinthians 5:17!)  Do not allow what used to defeat you to define you!  You are no longer defined by what you did but rather by what CHRIST did for you on the cross!

Cat De Mult Porn Poti Viziona Inainte De A Fi Descalificat Din Lucrare? Exista o anumita limita? Este cineva descalificat din lucrare daca vizioneasa porn o data pe saptamana, luna sau trimestru? Un video interesant…. Personal imi place raspunsul lui Mark Driscoll.

Pornography and Ministry from Harvest Bible Chapel on Vimeo.

Ed Young ofera 5 (cinci) sfaturi practice pentru liderii tineri. Ca si lideri spirituali trebuie sa luam aminte la ceea ce spunbe acest om.

Catalyst Voices – Ed Young, “To Young Leaders” from Catalyst on Vimeo.

Precum orice alta adictie sau comportament compulsiv, si adictia sexuala are semne de avertizare. Aceste semne nu trebuiesc ignorate. lista de mai jos include multe din semnele de avertizare ce sunt prevalente printre adolescentii si tinerii cu adictie sexuala:

  • Frequently telling sexual jokes or making sexual comments or innuendos
    Engaging in sexual activity-especially with several partners
  • Spending considerable time in activities that could lead to sexual activity such as cruising for potential partners or spending hours online in chat rooms trying to hook up with others
  • Visiting pornographic websites or looking at pornographic magazines, books, or videos
  • Neglecting obligations such as work, school, or family in pursuit of sexual activity
  • Continuing to engage in illicit sexual behavior despite the negative consequences related to such activities
  • Escalating the scope or frequency of sexual activity to achieve a desired effect, such as more frequent visits to Web sites or sex with more partners
  • Frequently isolating themselves from parents and friends and not informing others of their whereabouts
  • Getting angry if someone shows concern or questions them about sex or their use of pornography
  • Feeling irritable when unable to engage in some sort of sexual activity for a long period of time
  • Making telephone calls with an 800 or a 900 prefix
  • Becoming increasingly dishonest with other people 2

Those who work with sex addicts say that when someone meets three or more of the above criteria, that person has a problem with sexual addiction and needs intervention. Be aware of these signs, and ensure that parents of teens are familiar with them as well.

Articol preluat de pe site-ul: www.churchleaders.com

Intr-un articol recent publicat de  THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS pe data de 30 August 2010, s-a ajuns la concluzia ca nu este sanatos/recomandat ca tinerii sa aiba la ei in camera televizor sau computer cu acces la internet. mai jos este un extras din articolul cu pricina. Cei interesati pot citi intregul articol AICI.

De remarcat este sugestia lor in ceea ce priveste educatia sexuala. Printre altele este sugerat ca este “unwise to promote “abstinence-only” sex education when it has been shown to be ineffective and when the media have become such an important source of information about “nonabstinence.”

In addition to TV, other media provide frequent messages about sexual behavior.

  • Music continues to be a major source of sexual suggestiveness. In 1 study, 40% of lyric lines contained sexual material, and only 6% contained healthy sexual messages.14 An analysis of the 279 most popular songs in 2005 revealed that 37% contained sexual references and that degrading sexual references were common.15
  • Virtually every R-rated teen movie since the 1980s has contained at least 1 nude scene and, often, several instances of sexual intercourse (eg, the American Pie movie series).16 Teen movies also contain distorted views of romance and normal adolescent sexuality.1618
  • Teen magazines are popular with preadolescent and adolescent girls and devote an average of 2.5 pages per issue to sexual topics.19 Coverage of sex as a health issue in magazines is more common than on TV, but the overarching focus seems to be on deciding when to lose one’s virginity.12,20
  • The Internet has become an abundant source of both sexual information and pornography that cannot be regulated.21,22 Online pornography is now a $1 billion industry.12 In a national sample of 1500 10- to 17-year-olds, nearly half of the Internet users had been exposed to online pornography in the previous year.23 In addition, unwanted sexual solicitations and harassment are not uncommon,24 although they may not be as frequent as parents fear.25
  • Social networking Web sites and home pages enable teenagers to present themselves publicly, sometimes in sexually suggestive ways.12,26 One study of 233 teen home pages revealed that nearly 10% mentioned sex, and girls were 3 times more likely to do so than boys.27 A recent study of 500 publicly available MySpace profiles revealed that nearly one-quarter of them referenced sexual behaviors.28 Also, a national survey of nearly 1300 teenagers and young adults revealed that 20% reported having sent or posted nude pictures or videos of themselves (“sexting”).29
  • Advertisements often use sex to sell. Women are as likely to be shown in suggestive clothing (30%), partially clad (13%), or nude (6%) as they are to be fully clothed.30 As one expert noted, “When sexual jokes are used to sell everything from rice to roach-killer, from cars to carpets, it’s hard to remember that sex can unite two souls, can inspire awe. Individually, these ads are harmless enough, sometimes even funny, but the cumulative effect is to degrade and devalue sex.”31 Advertisements for erectile dysfunction drugs are ubiquitous. In the first 10 months of 2004, the makers of these drugs spent nearly $350 million on advertising.32 At the same time, advertisements for birth control products are rare.2
  • Cred ca este esential ca fiecare crestin sa stie de ce crede ceia ce crede. Credinta crestina are argumente foarte solide bazate pe evidente arheologice si istorice. Multi tineri nu stiu de ce cred ceia ce cred. Unii dintre ei au fost dusi la biserica de mici si au acceptat credinta parintilor lor fara sa se intrebe de ce. Cand ajung la facultate, tinerii nostri se confrunta cu o realitate cruda. In facultate multi dintre tineri isi pierd credinta. Atat profesorii cat si colegii lor de facultate ataca credinta crestina. Adevarul este ca necredinciosii au intrebari extrem de dificile pentru crestini. Nu zic ca este absolut ca tinerii nostri sa stie toate raspunsurile. Cred insa ca este esential ca ei sa stie ca ceia ce cred ei este bazat pe evidente solide. Mai mult, ar fi extrem de bine ca tinerii nostri sa stie unsa sa mearga sa gaseasca raspunsurile necesare.

    Lee Strobel a dedicat o buna parte din viata lui pentru a studia viata lui Isus Cristos. Descoperirile sale sunte extraordinare. Personal doresc sa ii incurajez pe toti crestinii sa citeasca cartile lui Strobel: “The case for Christ”, “The case for Faith” si “The case for a Creator”.

    Daca nu aveti aceste carti la dispozitie, puteti viziona filmul dupa cartea “The case for Christ” pe youtube.

    Mai jos este un clip care sper eu va va starni curiozitatea. Nu uitati sa vizionati filmul in intregimea lui AICI.

    Doresc sa va anunt ca acest blog/website este foarte cautat de catre cei care au nevoie de resurse crestine pentru lucrarea cu adolescentii sau tinerii. Iata de ce doresc sa ii invit pe toti lucratorii de tineret sa participe in acest efort de a impartasi idei, studii, jocuri si meditatii cu alti lucratori de tineret romani din intreaga lume.

    Aveti o idee, pe care ati incercat-o cu tinerii dumneavoastra si ati avut succes? Va place sa scrieti meditatii crestine? Stiti de un joc potrivit pentru intalnirile de tineret? Daca raspunsul este “DA”, va rugam sa ne scrieti. Vom publica ceea ce ne trimiteti sub numele dumneavoastra, dandu-va creditul cuvenit.

    Toti suntem chemati sa fim evanghelisti. Ceea ce ne diferentiaza este stilul personal de evanghelizare. Dumnezeu ne-a creat diferiti, de aceia si modul in care evanghelizam va fi diferit. Testul de mai jos te poate ajuta sa iti descoperi stilul personal de evanghelizare.

    Descarca acest test in formatul .PDF

    Stil Personal de Evanghelizare: Test

    © 2006 Dare 2 Share Ministries. Used by Permission

    1. Care dintre urmatoarele caracteristici te descrie cel mai bine?
      a) Glumet
      b) Indraznet
      c) Milostiv
      d) Logic
    2. “Uneori am tendinta sa…
      a) glumesc prea mult.
      b) fiu foarte direct jignindu-I pe cei din jur
      c) ma ingrijorez cu privire la ce vor zice altii despre mine
      d) imi pierd rabdarea cu cei care nu “inteleg” problemele grele si provocarile intelectuale
    3. Prietenii tai probabil ca te vor descrie ca…
      a) foarte disctactiv si petrecaret
      b) liderul grupului
      c) un prieten care sties a asculte
      d) foarte destept
    4. Daca ai avea un prieten, pe care ai dori sa il conduci la Cristos, care din urmatoarele abordari le-ai lua?
      a) As fi foarte creative in a prezenta evanghelia. As folosi umorul daca ar fi posibil.
      b) As incepe cu o intrebare foarte directa.
      c) M-as angaja in vre-o activitate (exemplu: video games) si m-as ruga ca discutia despre evanghelie sa apara in mod normal.
      d) I-as da prietenului meu o carte sau l-as trimite la vre-un web site ce are argumente solide si logice in favoarea Crestinismului. Dupa aceia as vorbi cu el.
    5. Intr-o situatie unde ai oportunitatea sa impartasesti evanghelia, ce te face cel mai incomod?
      a) Inabilitatea de a incepe o discutie in mod natural si creative.
      b) O conversatie lipsita de directie.
      c) Incomoditatea persoanei cu care discut.
      d) Lipsa de raspunsuri la intrebarile grele.
    6. Cum ai incepe o conversatie despre evanghelie cu necunoscuti?
      a) I-as face sa rada si sa vorbeasca, dupa care as schimba conversatia.
      b) As intreba daca sunt siguri ca vor merge in Rai cand vor muri.
      c) As incerca sa vorbesc cu ei si as astepta sa vad daca vor sa vorbeasca.
      d) I-as intreba daca stiu cine este Isus si i-as incuraja sa demonstreze ca el este Fiul lui Dumnezeu.
    7. Care din urmatoarele afirmatii descriu cel mai bine stilul tau de evanghelizare?
      a) Fratele meu! Ia asculta!
      b) Ce ai zis? Bun’, deoarece si eu vreau sa vorbesc cu tine!
      c) Dumnezeu ne-a dat doua urechi si o gura cu un scop… sa ascultam mai intai1
      d) Nu are rost sa rezisti puterii creerului meu!
    8. Uneori am problem deoarece…
      a) glumesc prea mult.
      b) sunt prea direct.
      c) nu mult.
      d) ma cert prea mult.
    9. Daca as incerca sa ii motivez pe alti crestini sa impartaseasca evanghelia, as incerca sa…
      a) ii conving.
      b) ii iau de mana si sa le arat cum se face.
      c) incurajez sa aiba o relatie solida cu pritenii nemantuiti.
      d) le ofer argumente solide (apologetica – arta de a demonstra validitatea Crestinismului cu ajutorul evidentelor istorice, stiintifice si arheologice.)

    SCOR:

    Aduna Numar de  A ,            B ,            C ,            D .

    Daca ai mai multe “A” atunci probabil ca esti VORBARET – glumet, distractive si creativ.

    Daca ai mai multe “B” atunci esti un om de ACTIUNE – direct si fara teama.

    Daca ai mai multe “C” atunci esti PRIETENOS – relational si un prieten adevarat.

    Daca ai mai multe “D” atunci esti CREER – destept si logic.

    Sa presupunem ca adolescentul sau adolescenta din familia ta are probleme. La cine credeti ca vor merge cu problemele lor? Mama? Tata? Prieteni? Prieten/Prietena?  Daca esti parinte si nu stii raspunsul la aceste intrebari, probabil ca este timpul sa stai de vorba cu adolescentul/adolescenta din casa ta.

    Alte intrebari:

    1. Pe cine cred ei cel mai mult?
    2. Cine ii intelege cel mai bine?
    3. Cu cine pot ei vorbi deschis?

    Acestea sunt doar cateva intrebari dintr-un studiu recent efectuat de Harris Interactive. Check out the top two answers to each question, by age, recorded on this chart:

    “Adolescentii: Pe Cine Cred Si Cu Cine Vorbesc”, este un articol publicat pe blogul lui Jonathan McKee. Pentru a citi intregul articol mergeti aici.

    Vrei sa organizezi un eveniment si nu stii cum sa ii informezi pe tineri? Ai planificat un eveniment si ai ceva informatii esentiale sa le comunici participantilor? Vrei sa trimiti o meditatie saptamanala sau lunara membrilor grupului tau si nu stii cum sa faci acest lucru?

    Ca si lider de tineret am observat ca este esential sa ai uneltele necesare pentru a putea sluji tineri cu eficienta. Internetul ne ofera o gama de unelte bune, pe care le putem folosi in lucrarea cu tinerii din biserica. Printre aceste unelte sunt:

    1. Lista E-Mail. Cei care folosesc emailul ca si mod de comunicare cu tinerii au oportunitatea de a folosi “MailChimp.com” – o unealta social foarte puternica. MailChimp.com este folosit de companii mari pentru marketing. Vestea buna este ca acest serviciu este FREE/Gratuit.

    2. Mesajele Text. Daca majoritatea tinerilor, pe care ii slujiti folosesc celularul si mesajele text, recomand sa folositi TextMarks.com – un serviciu gratuit cu ajutorul caruia puteti trimite un mesaj text tuturor tinerilor in acelasi timp. TextMarks este folosit de multe biserici scoli si organizatii. O alta varianta ar fi www.txtsignal.com (Acest serviciu nu este gratis!!!)

    3. Twitter. O alta modalitatea de a tine lagatira cu tinerii.

    4. Facebook. Creaza o pagina pe Facebook.com pentru grupul tau de tineret! Posteaza informatii cu privire la intalnirile de tineret, evenimente, etc.