Do you have youth in your church who are spiritually ready to study the Bible in greater depth?
This August, BeADisciple.com will be the host site for Youth Disciple Online which is a joint ministry of the Institute for Discipleship (IFD) and the Center for Youth Ministry Excellence (CYMX). It will be provided for $35 per youth and is designed to help high school students learn and love the scriptures. This interactive small group experience, based on Disciple Bible Study for Youth but in an online format, is a great way to walk through the Bible over the course of a school year together.
Training for Youth Disciple Online (YDO) facilitators is currently available. It is a self-paced format so it will fit into your schedule. The cost for the training and online manual is $50; but facilitators do not pay the $35 fee (for the online manual) when they facilitate future groups. After training is complete, facilitators may use the Youth Disciple Online software materials to lead a group of participants through the 32-week study (also includes an introductory and a closing assignment.)
The format is very flexible. Youth involved may be all from the same youth group or church, from the same district or conference, or from all over the world. No manual to buy or papers to handle. Everything for daily reading and discussion is all easy to find in your own password protected group. The course site is built to lead your group through the weeks. All you have to do is facilitate the group. If you have students who would be interested in taking Youth Disciple, I will be starting a class in August for students from around the conference.
For more information on YDO or to enroll to become a YDO facilitator, check out http://beadisciple.com/youthdiscipleonline.