In John 13:34-35, Jesus gives a commandment for us to love others as He has loved us.
I conclude that I am / am not a caring person because: _______________________.
The Christmas season is here — with sparkling lights, glittering trees, and magical store displays. But as we look beyond the external, the research on adolescent development tells us something very important about what happens in teen’s internal worlds. It’s a season that shapes their lifelong identities about giving. What are you doing this year to help children and teens internalize the gift of giving?
Of course, many teens associate Christmas with being receivers of gifts. But according to studies in human development, it is the giving of gifts that reaps the biggest psychological rewards. Parents can help teens realize these rewards by teaching them how to give back during the Christmas season and throughout the year. There are many ways to give back, including through the excellent projects listed below.
W. D. Tyree Ministries is a tax-exempt Virginia nonstock corporation that has been in existence since July 23, 2002. The corporation is a recognized 501 (c)(3) charitable organization which serves the community by helping parents and churches develop, nurture, and challenge youth, ages 14-19, to faithfully follow Jesus Christ..
Through immersion in an international mission experience, American youth are stimulated along 5 critical areas of growth – confidence, competence, compassion, community, and character. These youth are transformed and empowered to share this life transforming process through the gospel with their peers. These transformed youth provide a model which creates transformation in the lives of unsaved youth. This will over time lead to a reduction in adverse behavior. As youth experience the love of Christ, they see their God given potential and become productive young men and women.
W D Tyree Ministries recognizes its responsibility in helping to develop a new generation of world leaders. To accomplish this, the ministry seeks to develop, nurture, and challenge youth in 5 critical areas of growth:
Confidence – W D Tyree Ministries recognizes that Christian youth have the gift of the Holy Spirit and can be used by Him for God’s glory. We seek to build and nurture confidence in the lives of Christian youth.
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. (Philippians 1:6 ESV)