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Archive for the ‘Youth Ministry’ Category

Deep and Wide Youth Ministry

January 5, 2009

For some time now, Dare 2 Share Ministries has encouraged youth ministries to go deep & wide.  This idea stems from the great commission that Jesus laid out before He ascended to heaven:   Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and […]

Book Review: Divine Obsession by Rob Hensser (2006)

December 22, 2008

Title:  Divine Obsession  ISBN:  9780739468692 Author:  Rob Hensser About the author:  He is the director of “the Construct,” a discipleship and mentoring community for youth, and a member of the executive leadership team of YWAM (Youth with a Mission) in Melbourne, Australia.  He spends 26 weeks a year speaking to groups of young from all […]

Teaching from the first person…

December 16, 2008

Sunday night, I decided to try something different.  Rather than teaching Jonah straight from the Bible, I updated the story and taught it from the first person.   I=Jonah, Las Vegas=Ninevah, etc.  I started out by saying a couple of years ago, God called me to go to Las Vegas and tell the people to […]

Innovative vs Entertaining vs Boring

October 25, 2008

I caught a short segment on TBN with Kirk Cameron and Ron Luce.  They said that research shows that up to 88% of churched teenagers will leave the church after high school.  Cameron said that he thinks some are leaving because youth ministries are entertaining kids and feeding them pizza without connecting them with a […]

Middle of the Night Meetings

October 23, 2008

Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night and find yourself wide awake?  Every once in a while that happens to me.  It usually means that God has something to say to me and/or I have some creative ideas to flesh out.  Tonight is one of those nights.  I have big questions […]

Crazy Teenager

October 17, 2008

I ate lunch with a crazy teenager today.  Levi is a senior in high school and he tells everyone about Jesus.  Over the last couple of months, several students in my youth ministry have told me that this guy came up to them and shared the gospel.  Other students told me that they see him […]