UMC Campus Ministry Part 5: Monitoring, Sustaining, & Evaluating

Hello friends, in the past couple of weeks, I’ve posted several thoughts on youth and young adult ministries of the United Methodist Church in the Philippines. One of my posts that received attention is on campus ministry. That’s why I am posting here the model and concept paper that I have prepared over the past few months. If you want to implement this, please go ahead. Just give credit where credit is due. Thanks!

This is the Part 5 of a 6-part Series.

Please read the previous posts:
Introduction
Part 1: Training of Campus Missionaries
Part 2: Partner Development and Support Raising
Part 3: Development of Resources
Part 4: Deployment to the Campus

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UMC Campus Ministry Part 4: Deployment to the Campus

Hello friends, in the past couple of weeks, I’ve posted several thoughts on youth and young adult ministries of the United Methodist Church in the Philippines. One of my posts that received attention is on campus ministry. That’s why I am posting here the model and concept paper that I have prepared over the past few months. If you want to implement this, please go ahead. Just give credit where credit is due. Thanks!

This is the Part 4 of a 6-part Series.

Please read the previous posts:
Introduction
Part 1: Training of Campus Missionaries
Part 2: Partner Development and Support Raising
Part 3: Development of Resources

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UMC Campus Ministry Part 3: Development of Resource Materials for the Actual Campus Ministry

Hello friends, in the past couple of weeks, I’ve posted several thoughts on youth and young adult ministries of the United Methodist Church in the Philippines. One of my posts that received attention is on campus ministry. That’s why I am posting here the model and concept paper that I have prepared over the past few months. If you want to implement this, please go ahead. Just give credit where credit is due. Thanks!

This is the Part 3 of a 6-part Series.

Please read the previous posts:
Introduction
Part 1: Training of Campus Missionaries
Part 2: Partner Development and Support Raising

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Chapter 7: Iwasan ang Kryptonite Study Guide

Pagkatapos mong basahin ang libro, it’s time to go deeper para ma-apply sa buhay mo ang mga leadership lessons mula sa buhay ng mga Super Heroes coupled with biblical principles.

Introduction

Ano ang kahinaan mo? Are you aware of it?
Ano ba ang mga madalas na temptation na nagpapabagsak sa mga kabataan ngayon?
Ano-ano ang mga consequences ng pagbagsak ng integrity at character ng isang lider kabataan?

Chapter Summary

Maraming mga kabataang lider ang bumabagsak dahil sa tatlong bagay: Power, Sex, & Money.

How to protect yourself and maintain your integrity and character:

  • Be accountable
  • Set clear expectations
  • Be transparent

Read

1 Timothy 4:12 (NLT): “Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.”

#SuperKuwento

Go to Chapter 7 of “#SuperEpic” and look at the story of Tom. Ano kaya ang dapat ginawa ni Tom upang maiwasan ang maling paggamit ng money ng organization?

Questions for Reflection and Discussion

  • How important is integrity and character in our world today?
  • May iba pa bang Kryptonite ang mga kabataang lider ngayon na nakikita mo?
  • How can you avoid the temptation of sex, money, and power?
  • If somebody fell down dahil sa tatlong kryptonite na ito, how can he or she be restored and redeemed?

Lipad Na!

Next week, talk to at least two friends or mentors na puwedeng maging accountability partner mo as you seek to follow God and take on a leadership position.

Resources: Videos

Here’s an excellent video that reminds us about the importance of character and integrity.

 

Here’s another video that’s focused on Integrity in the Philippines:

Chapter 6: Smash the Problem, Not the People Study Guide

Pagkatapos mong basahin ang libro, it’s time to go deeper para ma-apply sa buhay mo ang mga leadership lessons mula sa buhay ng mga Super Heroes coupled with biblical principles.

Introduction

When was the last time na nagkaroon ka ng katampuhan? What caused it? Paano nyo na-resolve ito?
If you build a team, magkakaroon at magkakaroon iyan ng conflict. No doubt about it.
Do you remember the last time na nagalit ka? How do did you handle it? Anong nangyari?

Chapter Summary

Conflict is inevitable.Puwede itong manggaling sa Task, Relationships, and Processes.
People tend to use two strategies in managing conflict: The Hulk Approach or The Deadma Approach. Neither of these approaches is the best.

Ways to deal with conflict within the team:

  • Understand what the conflict really is.
  • Communicate intentionally
  • Walang personalan kahit may argument.
  • Respect!
  • Be honest.
  • Look for solutions
  • Know when to walk away.

Use conflict to grow.

Read

Proverbs 27:17 (NIV): “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”

Questions for Reflection and Discussion

  • Dapat bang iwasan LAHAT ng uri ng conflict?
  • How can you remind yourself to keep calm even in the midst of conflict?
  • Ano-ano ba ang mga bagay na puwedeng panggalingan ng conflict sa iyo?
  • Ano ang kailangan mong gawin para maging mas maayos ang paghandle mo sa conflict?
  • What are the consequences if hindi ninyo naayos ang conflict? How do you prevent that from happening?

Resource: Video

Kung gusto nyo ng more resources on conflict management, panoorin ang sumusunod na TED Talk.

Chapter 5: Assemble Your Team Study Guide

Pagkatapos mong basahin ang libro, it’s time to go deeper para ma-apply sa buhay mo ang mga leadership lessons mula sa buhay ng mga Super Heroes coupled with biblical principles.

Introduction

Nasubukan mo na bang maglaro ng basketball? Nakikita mo ba how the team plays at ang role ng iba’t ibang players?
If you know a Basketball Coach, interviewhin at kausapin mo kung paano niya ginagamit ang skills ng bawat isang member ng team.
Nakapanood ka na ba ng concert ng isang banda? Napansin mo ba kung gaano karami ang performers at ang mga tao na nasa “behind-the-scenes?

Chapter Summary

If you have a vision, you need other people to implement it.

Sabi ni Margaret Mead:

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world.”

Sometimes, being a leader means working behind the scenes, kagaya na lang ni Nick Fury, ang mastermind ng The Avengers Initiative.

The Six (6) People you need in your team:

  • The Mastermind
  • The Cheerleader
  • The Skeptic
  • The Director
  • The Mentor
  • The Connector

Hindi madaling hanapin ang mga taong ito pero may mga iba’t ibang paraan para mahanap mo sila.

Questions for Reflection and Discussion

  • May mga naiisip ka ba na puwedeng maging members ng team mo?
  • Doon sa 6 roles in the team, alin ang pinaka-applicable sa iyo? Ano ang nakikita mong role?
  • Paano mo mahahanap ang mga puwedeng maging members ng iyong team?
  • How can you become a part of a team na binubuo ng isang leader? Puwede rin namang existing na yung team.

Lipad Na!

Next week, to apply what you learned in this chapter, look for an organization, or a team, or any project to volunteer your time and your energy. Observe mo na rin how the team works.

Resources: Videos

Nick Fury Recruiting Tony Stark for the Avengers Initiative

Nick Fury Recruits Iron Man, who meets the Black Widow

 

Chapter 4 – Aim, Then Fire Study Guide

Pagkatapos mong basahin ang libro, it’s time to go deeper para ma-apply sa buhay mo ang mga leadership lessons mula sa buhay ng mga Super Heroes coupled with biblical principles.

Introduction

Can you imagine walking inside your house, the mall, or in your school while blindfolded? Can you do it?
Naaalala mo pa ba kung ano ang mga dreams and visions ng parents mo para sa iyo?
How about your personal dreams and ambitions?
If you’re leading a group, consider blindfolding the members of your group and letting them walk from one place to another without anyone to guide them.

Chapter Summary

Ang chapter na ito ay tungkol sa superpower ng mata mo–Vision.

Ayon kay Andy Stanley, “Vision is a clear mental picture of what could be, fueled by the conviction that it should be.”

Mahalaga ang vision because:

  • it helps you persevere through difficult times.
  • it brings out the best in you.
  • it provides purpose
  • opens up God’s plan for your life.

Sometimes, we can discover our vision sa pamamagitan ng mga problems sa buhay natin at sa ating paligid.

#SuperKuwento

Panoorin ang video na ito to learn how Jay Jaboneta discovered his vision. It all started with a Facebook Status Update.

Read

Ephesians 2:10 (NLT) – “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”

Questions for Reflection and Discussion

  •  Ano-anong mga problems ang nakikita mo sa buhay mo at sa mundong ginagalawan mo?
  • Ano naman ang mga dreams ng mga magulang at mga kaibigan mo para sa iyo?
  • Try looking into the future, 5 years or 10 years from now, ano ang nakikita mong mga narating at nagawa mo na?
  • What is one thing you could do in the next week to help you discover your vision.

 

A Campus Ministry Model for the UMC in the Philippines Part 2: Partner Development & Support Raising

Hello friends, in the past couple of weeks, I’ve posted several thoughts on youth and young adult ministries of the United Methodist Church in the Philippines. One of my posts that received attention is on campus ministry. That’s why I am posting here the model and concept paper that I have prepared over the past few months. If you want to implement this, please go ahead. Just give credit where credit is due. Thanks!

This is the Part 2 of a 6-part Series.

Please read the previous posts:
Introduction
Part 1: Training of Campus Missionaries

At the end of this first training, we hope to deploy at least 10 full time campus ministers. To help them do that, the church will need to help provide for their financial needs, including some of the resources that they will need in the field.

To effectively reach the campus, we need a system of financial support for the campus missionaries so that they will no longer have to worry whether they can pay their bills and continue serving as missionaries in the next months or so.

Here is a support model that the UMC in the Philippines for the full-time campus missionaries:

  • By partnering with UMC general agencies (i.e. Higher Education & Ministry, Discipleship Ministries, Global Ministries, Annual Conferences, among others), the UMC in the Philippines can come up with a Campus Ministry fund (anywhere between USD 30,000 – 50,000) that can help support the startup of this campus ministry project.
  • To help sustain the Campus Ministry long-term, 10-15% of the CM Fund should be invested in some form or another so that it can earn and grow for future campus ministry use.
  • The UMC in the Philippines may need to organize a Church agency that will handle the campus ministry of the church for the whole Philippines. This could be organized as parachurch organization (non-profit organization or Foundation) fully owned and operated by the UMC in the Philippines.
  • Appointment to its Board and its Management should be based on merit and expertise in the area of campus ministry, instead of random appointment by a bishop or an agency of the church. Although, if this were created, a maximum of three seats could be appointed by the Bishops to represent each episcopal area.
  • Each campus missionary should be compensated with a wage that should honor them and the skills that they bring. Besides, if we want to attract campus missionaries in the long term, the Church should also be able to show this particular calling could be done for the long term and not just for the short term. After all, the Church will compete with the top talents and if we are able to show these passionate missionaries that they can be sustained in doing this ministry, their passion may dissipate over the long-term and they may get burned out and drop out of the campus ministry. Again, the UMC in the Philippines should treat this as a long-term project and not just a grants-based project.
  • Should a General Agency (Discipleship Ministries, Higher Education, Global Ministries, or Religion and Race among others) support this project in the form of grants, at least 15% of all amounts received should be put into a Sustainability Fund that will be used for investment purposes, so that in the long run, even if the grants run out, this campus ministry initiative will have funds to use for its operations and expansion.

Estimated Monthly Budget for a Campus Missionary

Here is the estimated monthly cost for each Campus Missionary (this is based on a budget for singles, for missionaries with families, this could greatly vary).

Housing & Utilities PhP 5,000
Communications Allowance 1,500
Travel Allowance 3,000
Food Allowance 4,000
Mandated contributions 1,500
Miscellaneous 2,000
TOTAL PhP 17,000

A single campus missionary will therefore need PhP 17,000 in any given month. If we were to pay this amount for every missionary, we will need PhP 204,000 every year per missionary.

But there are additional considerations to this computation:

  • The above computation could be reduced if the UMC has a Staff House where the missionaries could stay. Decker Homes, KKFI dormitory, partner local churches near the church, and other church properties could also fulfill this need.
  • Travel allowance could be reduced if the missionary could stay at a location near the campus.
  • Program budget per campus is not included in the above computation. The program budget will vary from campus to campus, depending on the Action Plan of the Campus Missionary, and the volunteer team in each campus.
  • The Program Budget will need to come from money received from grants and from money that the Campus Ministry Team will raise. IT SHOULD BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CAMPUS MINISTRY AGENCY OF THE UMC IN THE PHILIPPINES AND NOT OF THE CAMPUS MISSIONARY.

Program Budget (per campus for one semester)

Representation (meetings, etc) P 4,000
Rental for big fellowship venues (could be zero if a partner church is nearby) P 10,000
Reference Materials (individual students could pay for this, this would also
depend on the number of students being reached) P 2,500
Other expenses (budget for equipment and other needs) 8,500
TOTAL PhP 25,000

The full program budget needs to be raised by the Campus Ministry agency of the UMC in the Philippines through grants and other means of fund-raising. Furthermore, the church will need to decide the percentage amount that will be raised by the church and the percentage that will be raised by the missionary. The church could probably raise 30% of the 204,000-peso needs of every missionary. That would be equal to PhP 61,200 for every missionary for the whole year.

The strategy of other campus missionaries such as Every Nation, Campus Crusade for Christ, is for the missionaries to present the vision and mission of the campus ministry to potential partners and ask for 1) a One-time gift, or 2) recurring, monthly support in various denominations: P1,000; P3,000 or P5,000.
If the UMC in the Philippines could come up with a solid fund-raising strategy, we could definitely adopt this strategy and improve on it.

A Campus Ministry Model for the UMC in the Philippines Part 1: Training of Campus Missionaries

Hello friends, in the past couple of weeks, I’ve posted several thoughts on youth and young adult ministries of the United Methodist Church in the Philippines. One of my posts that received attention is on campus ministry. That’s why I am posting here the model and concept paper that I have prepared over the past few months. If you want to implement this, please go ahead. Just give credit where credit is due. Thanks!

This is Part 1 of a 6-part Series.

Please read the Introduction here: http://pinoyyouth.org/a-campus-ministry-model-for-the-umc-intro/

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A Campus Ministry Model for the United Methodist Church in the Philippines: Introduction

Hello friends, in the past couple of weeks, I’ve posted several thoughts on youth and young adult ministries of the United Methodist Church in the Philippines. One of my posts that received attention is on campus ministry. That’s why I am posting here the model and concept paper that I have prepared over the past few months. If you want to implement this, please go ahead. Just give credit where credit is due. Thanks!

This is the Introduction of a 6-part Series.

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