Youth Leader Key Elements
Interested in becoming involved
in The 40-Day Challenge? Here are the Key Elements for you and
your students to participate.
Participate in a Boot
If you are reasonable for throwing the Boot Camp in your
area, we have put together a complete "Bootcamp in a Box"
DVD to help you do so. Find out how to get one
Here are some basic ideas to having a Boot Camp:
- Advertise (with your local Christian radio station) when the
Boot Camp is in your area and let everyone know it is important
attend. Invite youth pastors, students and other youth leaders.
most important part of Boot Camp is getting kids excited about
The 40-Day Challenge. It provides a starting point and an
for everyone as they prepare to make God an integral part
of their life.
- Have Your Worship and Message focus on these topics:
- Week One:
Commission - Spiritual Preparation
- Week Two: Cleanse - Personal
- Week Three:
Compassion - Building Relationships
- Week Four: Call - Outreach
- Week Five: Celebrate -
Six: Challenge -
Walking the Walk
for your students
The Assignment Journal is the most important part of the 40-Day
Challenge experience. It is imperative that everyone have a personal
copy to catalog their daily
experience with God, creating a lasting impression of what God has shown
you. Be sure to order your Journals early enough
to make sure they get distributed to all participants. Order enough for
your students to pass out at "See You at the Pole".
Get T-shirts for your students
The 40-Day Challenge t-shirts are powerful! You can check them out
and find out how to order here.
Commission Students and Adults
At at the altar in front of your church congregation.The section
Guidelines for Commissioning
Day outlines some ideas for this very important day
as told though the students' perspective.
Participate in the Kickoff
Kickoff is the same day as "See
You At The Pole" (SYATP), one half-hour before
school starts on a local campus. For creative ideas for students
to undertake during "See You at the Pole",
check out the SYATP Website at www.syatp.com.
an article about SYATP by
The National Network of Youth Ministries
to read as well.
Click Here to Listen
to Audio from "See You at the Pole" Participants from
Teach the four pillars
Bless, Pray, Serve & Tell at
weekly youth meetings. The four pillars are the foundation of The
40-Day Challenge. You can find more information in the Welcome section.
Need Sample Sermon Outlines?
You can check the Sermon Outlines section
for sample sermons outlining the basic themes of The
connect Your Students
Try to connect an Adult Mentor with each student to offer support
and assistance during the Challenge.
Participate in a Closing Rally
If you are not in
the Central Florida area and can't make it to the Closing Rally,
have one of your own! Check out who else is involved
and team up.
your school band learn the song in time for the Closing Rally! You
can download The 40-Day Challenge theme song, "Yes,
I Believe In God", by Jericho Road,
and the sheet music below:
"Yes, I Believe In God" -
Click to Play. Right click and select, "Save Target As..." to Download
"Yes, I Believe
In God" Song Sheet - Click to open in Adobe Acrobat
PDF format. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, click the
icon below to download a free version.