Pastor Corky laid out a great sketch of what we do at Youth Wave Student Ministries but I thought it might be helpful for all the parents and students to get the chance to take a peak behind the curtain. Many years ago I was introduced to the book “The 7 Checkpoints” which is a book by Andy Stanley that I have used as an outline for all of our sermon series that we do at Youth.
The 7 Checkpoints represents the irreducible minimums of what every person needs to know about God, His word and who we are called to be as Christ followers. Every year we hammer on these 7 things. Here is the list with their corresponding scriptural text and principle.
Principle – God can be trusted: He will do all He has promised to do
Critical question: Are your students trusting God with the critical areas of their Lives?
Key passage: Proverbs 3:5-5
Principle – When you see as God sees, you will do as God says.
Critical question: Are your students developing a consistent devotional and prayer life?
Key passage: Romans 12:2
Principle: When you make yourself nothing you are really something
Critical question: Are your students putting the needs of others ahead of their own?
Key passage: Philippians 2:3-11
Principle: Walk Wisely
Critical question: Are your students making wise choices in every area of their lives?
Key passage: Ephesians 5:15-17
Principle: Your friendships determine the direction and quality of your life
Critical question: Are your students establishing healthy friendships and avoiding
Key passage: Proverbs 13:20
Principle: Purity paves the way to intimacy
Critical question: Are your students establishing and maintaining godly moral boundaries?
Key passage: 1 Thess 4:3-8
Principle: Maximum freedom is found under God’s authority
Critical question: Are your students submitting to the authorities God has placed over
Key passage: Romans 13:1-2
Again, we talk about these things every year and we say them over and over again. Sometimes we talk about more than these things but since we have a limited amount of time with your student we think it’s critical that we get this into their hearts, minds and actions.