To serve and support the School Christian Fellowship (SCF) in Peninsular Malaysia, Scripture Union has planned and is available to conduct a range of youth training programs. Through such training events, we hope to meet up with students and youths, to encourage them in their walk with God, and to equip them to serve the Lord both in their churches, as well as in their schools. Below are five training modules available:
SCF Module 1: Starting a SCF
What is the School Christian Fellowship (SCF)? How do I go about starting one? In this training program, we aim to help students who are new to the SCF or without an SCF in their schools (and planning to start one, of course!).
Session 1: Me & My School
This session aims to help the students to see themselves as Christian students and the importance to have a Christian presence in their schools. By considering Matthew 5:13-16, we seek to challenge the students to be salt and light in their schools.
Session 2: The Building Blocks of an SCF
There are different “ingredients” needed to build a healthy and strong SCF. In this session, we aim to help the students to see the various aspects that determine the growth of an SCF.
Session 3: Roles in SCF
There is a need for a committed group of students to run the SCF. We call them committee members. Here in this session, we will consider the reasons for an SCF committee and the roles necessary to ensure the smooth running of the SCF.
SCF Module 2: Leadership in THE SCF
Everything rises and falls with the leadership. Leadership is important in ensuring the SCF always run in accordance with God’s purposes. In this training program, we hope to equip the SCF leaders and committee members serving in the SCF/YF Ministry. By the end of the training, students should be equipped to run their own SCF/YF.
Session 1: SCF Analysis – SWOT
The SWOT (Strength-Weakness-Opportunity-Threat) Analysis is a common method among business and marketing students. Here in this session, we hope to simplify the analysis process to help students to evaluate and analyse their own SCF.
Session 2: Making the SCF Work – Program Planning
One of the dilemmas of a SCF Committee is to plan programs for the SCF. This session aims to help the students to learn the basic principles of program planning as they work out their own annual SCF programs.
Session 3: Making the SCF Work – Problem Solving
Fact: Every SCF will meet some speed bumps in their journey in the form of “problems”. This session aims to help students to identify, analyse and overcome the problems that pop up in their SCF.
Session 4: Leadership Transition
Students come and go. That’s the nature of the SCF committee. In this session, we aim to help current student leaders to select and develop potential leaders in view of taking over the baton from them when they leave their school.
Bible Reading Module
God’s Word is essential in one’s Christian’s faith. In a world full of distractions and attractions, it is our calling to help Christian students to love the Word of God and let it be the foundation of their faith. In this training program, we hope to help young people to get serious with the Word of God – to read it, understand it and apply it in their lives.
Session 1: The Importance of God’s Word
This session aims to help students to see the importance of God’s Word in their lives and the need to get serious with God’s Word.
Session 2: Know the Bible – OT & NT overview
Many of today’s youth do not have a good grasp of the Bible. Here, in this session, we aim to help the students to have an overview of the Bible and the bigger picture of how God works everything together for the purpose of salvation.
Session 3: Quiet Time
Quiet time (devotion) is an essential part of our Christian’s life. This is where we connect with God as we read His Word. This session aims to help students to develop a consistent and meaningful quiet time.
To Evangelise is a command and we’re commissioned to do it (Matthew 28:19-20). We have no excuse to disobey this command. We are called to share the good news of Christ wherever we are, whatever our age. In this training program, we hope to help and equip young people to get serious about becoming salt and light in their schools on a more personal basis.
Session 1: What is Evangelism?
This session aims to help students to understand evangelism and its various concepts.
Session 2: How to Write Your Own Testimony
This session aims to help students to be able to write their own personal testimony as to how they came to know Christ. A personal testimony is a good start to sharing the gospel with their friends.
Session 3: Sharing the Gospel – The Hand Method
This session aims to provide a method of sharing the gospel easily accessible for the students to grasp and apply in their own lives.
Session 4: What about Evangelism – A Look at Luke 15:1-10
By looking into Luke 15:1-10, this session aims to help the students to see the need for evangelism and challenge them to fulfill the Great Commission.
PRAYER MEETING MODULE
Prayer is a vital part of our Christian lives. Prayer shows our dependence on God in everything we do. This module aims to gather students together to spend time in prayer. There will only be a short devotion, follow by a period of time spent for prayer and commitment from students to pray regularly.
These training modules can be conducted as a half-day or full-day program. A few matters to be considered:
- Coordination: The SU Youth Ministry staff will work closely with a local coordinator with regard to the training program. The local coordinator could be SCF Teacher-advisors, Student Leaders or Youth Workers/Youth Fellowship Advisors. This local coordinator can get in touch and work with other SCF Teacher-advisors or Youth Workers/YF Advisors.
- Registration: The SU Youth Ministry Team is happy to conduct these training programs for any group ranging from 15-50 students. Do take note that there may be additional costs involved for materials and refreshment (if provided). A simple promotion/registration could be produced for the training program. SU is happy to assist you in this matter.
- Various Sessions: All the teaching sessions will be taken by the SU Youth Ministry Team. Should there be additional programs i.e. Praise & Worship, Icebreakers, etc, the SU Youth Ministry Team could take charge if needed. In most cases, the local students or youths would be capable and willing to do this.
- Training Venue: The best venue is the school, as this will allow students and youths from different churches to come together without hesitation. If this is not possible, the training program can be held in a church or any other venue which provides classrooms/a small hall. The local coordinator should work with the students on this matter.
- Certificates: SU is happy to prepare certificates for students who have successfully participated in such training programs. Such certificates can be helpful and a meaningful form of merit for the students.