State Tabernacle COGIC Spirit Of Excellence Program 2009-2010 Spirit Of Excellence 2010 program God’s mandate is that we “train up a child in the way he should go”. We are to teach God’s laws and precepts to them. The Spirit of Excellence Program brings together the ideals from the International Church of God in Christ’s Young Women of Excellence and Young Men of Valor. We will explore areas that will stimulate changes in their spiritual and natural lives. It is our endeavor to stimulate and promote growth in areas of self-discipline, selfassurance, leadership. We will lay the foundation to build the confidence needed in our youth to take family, church, school, community, and city to heights unknown. Program Director Minnie Bell Young Men of Valor Coordinator Elder William Greene Julius Beckham Jr. Young Women of Excellence Coordinator Antoinette Mitchell - Morris Teshiko Payton Instructors Elder Michael Payton Mother Doris Russell Missionary Rose Malone State Tabernacle COGIC 234 Glenwood Ave Buffalo, NY 14208 Pastor Elder Russell C. Bell Church Phone: (716)886-3012 Fax: (716)884-3304 Chairperson—Sister Minnie Bell Phone: (716)602-6464 Email: [email protected] “In the Spirit of Excellence” Young Men of Valor & Young Women of Excellence Spirit of Excellence Program MISSION STATEMENT: As adopted from YWE of Int’l COGIC To encourage young people between the ages of 9 -20 years of age to live life to its fullest by; having good morals, budgeting principles, social graces, preparatory college skills, and the ability to make good choices Age Divisions 9-12 Junior 13-20 Youth & Young Adult Overview . Four Modules from the International handbook will be covered. GOALS: To teach the organizational structure of the International Youth Department and the functions of its auxiliaries. To provide instructional sessions that will enrich spiritual growth and development. To provide steps with Scripture references for personal salvation and soul-winning. To teach social graces To equip young people with skills necessary for college preparation. To prepare participants for the complete world of corporate America. To provide tips to enrich the personal well being of each participant, i.e. physical makeover, self-esteem classes, etc. To teach appropriate conduct for various situations. To develop leadership skills To teach each participant the value of teamwork. To increase each participant’s level of awareness about stewardship, professionalism, and etiquette. To develop a spirit of excellence about all things and at all times. The Young Man/Lady and Him/Herself Charlotte, NC The Young Man/Lady and God The Young Man/Lady and Others The Young Man/Lady and the Church At the end of the scheduled training sessions a graduation ceremony/banquet will be held where the young men and young ladies will display what they have learned. They are all kings and Queens. Victory Crown Winners (youths bringing in the most sponsorships) will be awarded a trip to AIM 2010 Trophies & prizes will be awarded in various categories. Proceeds will be used for program expense, prizes and gifts for participants as well as help toward trip to the International Auxiliaries In Ministry (AIM) Conference and general support of the youth ministries at State Tabernacle. Class schedules will be posted. For application and guidelines see Minnie Bell, Antoinette Mitchell-Morris or Teshiko Payton.