The focus for Radical Nation will be Pursuing Your Purpose. The P.Y.P program will assist each member with staying focused on their goals and not giving up on their dreams. We will find information in regards to education, financial aid, grants, etc. Understanding creditworthiness and the importance of maintaining it will be explored. We will discover the road to financial freedom through savings and investments.
Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.”
"Train up a child in the way he should go . . .”
This passage assumes there is a way in which a child should go. He may not want to go that way. Others (peers, playmates, friends or enemies) may not want him to go that way. Circumstances may not be such that he finds it convenient to go that way. But there is a way. Those of us who are charged with the care of these children — parents, pastors, teachers, godparents — must see to it that they find that way and are trained to live in that way; making sure it is the way that HE or SHE should go, not just the way we want them to.
Training is not always easy, seldom comfortable, rarely fun and often painful. The Hebrew term here means to make narrow or to constrict. Motivation, instruction and discipline are elements of training. While it is hard, training is never abusive nor hateful. The child is not demeaned or belittled. The goal of training is health, not harm; it is to save, not to slay.
The Prophet Isaiah spoke of this when he said, "Though the Lord give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction your ears shall hear a word behind you saying,“ ‘This is the way, walk in it’" (Is.30:20).
It is our responsibility to help our youth understand, and to do all that we can to train them in the way.