Formation Packages

In Jesus Youth, a variety of support systems have evolved to foster continued growth in Christian commitment.

1. COMMUNITY BASED GATHERINGS/ FELLOWSHIP GATHERINGS
a) Cell groups
In Jesus Youth, young people and families are encouraged to come together regularly for prayer and fellowship. Such steadily growing cells, with 5 to 10 members, ensure their ongoing spiritual formation and are important means for mutual enrichment and spiritual guidance.
b) Small groups
These groups can be hosted in homes, offices, colleges, etc. Maximum number for such a group is 15 so when the group numbers around 12, it is time to multiply, i.e., split the group into two. Jesus Youth Prayer and study materials are key tools in these small group gatherings.
c) Prayer groups
A group that gathers together every week for prayer, teaching and fellowship creates a favourable environment for personal growth and ministry building in Jesus Youth. A Prayer Meeting could comprise of an informal but lively time of praise and worship, a Spirit- filled Bible teaching/sharing and a time of intercession and interaction.
d) Service teams
Jesus Youth co-ordinating teams at different levels are known as Service Teams. Each team consists of a Co-ordinator, a Pastor, one or more Animator/s and members.
2. FORMATION PROGRAMME PACKAGES
a) Faith formation
For the personal growth of members, in addition to the regular fellowship groups, there is a wide range of formation programmes in the Jesus Youth Movement.
Jesus Youth Fulltime Volunteers
Year- long training for young people (preferably graduates) consisting of 40 days of orientation and a one year fulltime commitment to work in different places.
History Makers
Four days of lifestyle orientation for those completing High School.
Discipleship Training Programmes (DTP)
Week- long training programme for young people aged between sixteen and eighteen.
Master Builders
Fifteen- day life oriented leadership training for new graduates.
Junior Evangelisers Training (JET)
Year- long training for effective youth leadership consisting of four 3-day sessions, regular follow-up and guidance
b) Formation of leaders and animators
National and International Leaders’ Training
National and International Animators’ Training
c) Formation in life situations
Jesus Youth ministries are founded on a firm spiritual basis and flourish in the context of growing fellowships and specific life situations.
Parish Ministry
Being a movement which is at the service of the Church, it is a constant thrust of Jesus Youth to be a catalyst in parishes, promoting a Jesus centered life among youth.
Teens Ministry
The ministry aims at the all round development of teenage students, ranging from 8th to 12th standards, through initiatives and sustained formation programmes which will result in their faith formation and character formation.
Professionals Ministry
Professionals’ ministry is active among working professionals, networking them to bring Jesus to their workplaces.
Nurses Ministry
Comprising of nursing students, staff nurses and tutors, the ministry aims to assist in the formation of a Christian Nurse and to inculcate in them the spirit of mission.
Campus Ministry
The ministry celebrates, in the context of universities and professional institutions and other colleges, the commitment, vigour and vitality of youth living in Christ.
In addition, two Ministries form the Backbone of all Jesus Youth activities.
Intercession ministry
This is the powerhouse of the Jesus Youth Movement, active through fasting, prayers, chain prayers, night vigils and intercession retreats.
Finance ministry
Jesus Youth raises funds with the aid of commitment cards, tithes, and voluntary donations.
d) Talent oriented formation
The Rex Band
Over 25 professionals active in various fields with a distinctive talent in music and theatre, reach out to today’s urbanised youth through music albums, stage shows and encounter programmes.
Music Ministry
It trains young men and women with musical abilities to make use of those talents for the glory of God and His Kingdom.
Audio visual Ministry
Theatrical arts are used for youth formation and evangelisation and to communicate the message of Jesus, through skits, mimes, choreography, etc.
Media Ministry
It provides all kinds of media support (videos, podcasts, websites, blogs, social networking community, newsletters, booklets, etc) for JY activities.
Exhibition Ministry
It is an initiative to communicate the message of God’s love through posters, paintings, collages and sculpture, amongst other mediums.
e) Formation through reach out programmes
Angels’ Army
An initiative for children up to the age of 12, the ministry helps parents to bring up their children like Jesus, in wisdom and in favour with God and man.
Outreach Ministry
Makes visits to jails, hospitals, orphanages, slums, old age homes and among street children to share the love of Jesus with them.
Prolife Ministry
It trains young people to take a stand against the culture of death and to challenge others to stand for the same.
Cultural Exchange Programme (CEP)
Visits of tribal and rural youth are hosted by Jesus Youth to build up young people in their social and missionary commitment.
Exposure programmes
Jesus Youth also organises numerous mission experience trips by parish youth, professionals and others.
3. CONFERENCES AND MEETS
These play a very important role in training youth to be active in their Christian life and witness.
a) Regional, national and inter- continental conferences
b) Campus Meet, Nurses’ Meet, Teens’ Meet, etc