Who is the greatest in the Kingdom?

LVDLife=Virtue+ Destiny and Life= Valor + Distinction (L=V+D2)┬áis a youth mentoring program geared toward children in the inner city of Savannah. The program is designed to foster spiritual enrichment and character development through the Word of God and peer relationships. As a result, youth from all over the city will have an opportunity to speak the gospel of Jesus Christ, share with others who God is in them, and find joy in being the greatest in the Kingdom of God! See Matthew 18:1-5closeMatthew 18:1-5 Who Is the Greatest? 18:1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, (ESV) closeMatthew 18:1-5closeMatthew 18:1-5 Who Is the Greatest? 18:1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, (ESV) Who Is the Greatest? 18:1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, (ESV)

Life = Valor + Distinction

Life (Boys ages 6-10 years old)

Lessons include:

  • Focus on displaying a lifestyle of discipline and love shown by Jesus Christ.
  • Learn about Jesus, salvation, and what it means to live as a Christian.

Valor (Young men ages 11-14 years old)

Lessons include:

  • Being strong in the face of peer pressure.
  • Focus on doing what is right.
  • Virginity and respect for young women.
  • Dressing well and good grooming habits.

Distinction (Young men ages 15-18 years old)

Lessons include:

  • The importance of academics
  • Leadership
  • Integrity
  • Excellence in performance
  • Godly character and reputation

Life = Virtue + Destiny

Life (Girls ages 6-10 years old)

Lessons include:

  • Jesus and the life that He gave us.
  • Relationship with God as His children.

Virtue (Young women ages 11-14 years old)

Lessons include:

  • Hygiene and cleanliness.
  • Abstinence and chastity.
  • Having Godly attitudes.
  • Academic excellence.
  • Living pure and holy lives before God

Destiny (Young women ages 15-18 years old)

Lessons include:

  • Insight and training for their callings
  • Discovering their God-given gifts
  • Leadership skills

The Leaders of LVD

Pastor Matthew Brown, BSW, M.A. – Director

Pastor Matthew is the overseer of the program. He assists the group leaders, oversees the overall program function, and reviews the class lessons to ensure that the children are being taught properly.

Elder Satin Hicks, MAT – Assistant Director

Elder Satin is the assistant overseer of the program. She assists the group leaders, oversees the overall program function, and reviews the class lessons to ensure that the children are being taught properly as well.

Parent Liason

The liaison is responsible for bridging the gap between the parents and our program. This  includes letters written to parents, administrative forms and documentation, parental meetings, sign-in sheets, etc.

LVD Group Leaders

Our team of teachers work hands-on with all of the children. They seek God concerning their growth, prepare and teach lessons, plan events, field trips, etc. Their sole focus is the children within groups.