3 Years – 300 Young Adults – One Journey – Growing In Jesus – Developing Leaders
Overflow is proven mentorship/discipleship model for young adults. Any church, university campus, for summer camp can apply this ministry model helping young adults to grow in their relationship with Jesus and expand their influence as leaders for His cause. Benjamin Lundquist, young adult ministries director for Arizona Conference, began experimenting with this model in the summer of 2012 at Camp Yavapines with 80 young adult staff members.
During that first summer, the entire culture of ministry to summer camp staff changed. Young adults were being intentionally invested in, helping to fill their cup as they spent their summer sharing Jesus with the lives of hundreds of campers. During that first summer young adults made deep commitments to Jesus, grew as leaders, and many were baptized. As the summer drew to a close, these young adult leaders went back to local communities and university campuses across the nation of began leading out in campus ministries, dormitory Bible studies, and community ministries.
Here we are in 2014, Benjamin and his team have taken close to 300 young adults through this ministry model, and have been humbled to see young adults growing in Jesus and developing into confident leaders.
Overflow focuses on five specific areas of young adult ministry
- Relevant Biblical Teaching
- Practice of Spiritual Disciplines
- Intentional Community Building
- Leadership Training
- Ministry Engagement
How Do I Use It:
Overflow is a simple model that can be applied to any young adult ministry setting.
- Download Resource
- Gather your team
- Pray and Plan