Want to grow your relationship with Jesus?
In this 40-day devotional journey, Xavier draws on his twenty years of experience with young people, to offer helpful insight about life purpose and decision-making, inviting young people to enter into the wonder and joy of a relationship with Jesus.
Includes a weekly reflection guide which can be used for personal reflection or as conversation starters for a group discussion.
Tell me Xavier, what is the RFM Advance?
The Reason for Me (RFM) Advance is a 40-day discipleship journey for teens who have a desire to…
- Grow their relationship with Jesus
- Understand more about God’s purpose for their life
- Connect with other Christians
So, is an ‘Advance’ like a retreat or camp of some kind?
Well, we often use the word ‘retreat’ to describe a time of getting away to focus on our relationship with God.
However, because this journey takes place right there in your everyday life there is no ‘retreating’. The word ‘advance’ has the idea of ‘moving forward’. It is my hope that this journey will ‘move you forward’ in your relationship with God.
What topics are covered in the journey?
We’ll be covering some of the key foundations for your spiritual formation as Christian such as
- the bible, prayer, God the Creator, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and the church.
We’ll also look at some of those issue most teens struggle with such as
- peer pressure, identity, friendships and decision-making.
We’ll even explore some of the harder issues such as
- suffering, purpose and understanding God’s will.
What happens during the 40 days of the RFM Advance?
The RFM Advance journey involves a commitment of:
- Setting aside a quiet space for 40 days to do the RFM devotions.
- Joining the weekly 60-minute online discussion with other teens on the journey (Sundays at 16:30 CAT).
- Connecting with and praying for the others on the journey.
Join the journey
The teen years are particularly important for finding your own identity and path through life. My latter teens years were marked with some truly difficult decisions. These decisions spanned from what to do with my life (possible career choices), my relationships and my role as a young Christ follower. I was blessed to have the counsel of Xavier who understood real world struggles and could help me navigate them with sound biblical advice.
God has spoken powerfully to me through Xavier and used him to help me mature in my faith in a profound way. Xavier's leadership is Spirit-led, Bible-based and deeply rooted in prayer. You can expect to receive wise counsel from this humble man who knows his Maker and yearns for others to know Him too.
Xav has a wonderful approach to mentorship where he gently guides you towards a place where being honest with yourself and God is liberating rather than scary. Walking that journey with Xav was a great experience.