Reaching Lost Teens
There are lots of kids out there who are not interested in Christianity. And there are voices that say we need to eradicate youth ministry and do away with it as a whole. But one thing I would say in response is that there is a whole world of teenagers out there who do not have believing parents and who have never thought about going to church.
We need missionaries and evangelists out there reaching teenagers and sharing the gospel with them. And we need people who are training teenagers to be doing that in their schools, on their sports teams, and in all the different facets of their life.
This comprehensive handbook looks at every facet of youth ministry from a gospel-centered perspective, offering practical advice related to everything from planning short-term mission trips to interacting with parents to cultivating healthy relationships.
Youth ministry still has a very valuable, long term role in the church. With that said, we do need to have a broader definition and understanding of what role youth ministry plays in the life of the church.
Youth ministry is a vital part of growing and equipping the church. Here are ten things to remember about the work of discipling students.
Youth pastors should dedicate their time to three primary things—spiritual growth, relationships, and Bible study.
The job of a youth pastor involves equipping the whole church to invest in the whole lives of young people.