Recently, our church hosted a missions conference. I have been to many missions conference over my years in church, but this one seemed to be unlike any other. I have been to a lot of good ones, but this one seemed to spark action and thought in my heart. It got me thinking about what … Continue reading What is your Student Ministry Known for?
One of the primary responsibilities of being a youth pastor is teaching. We teach a lot, and must develop our speaking. I have grown to love studying and teaching as much now than ever before. I do not consider myself a great speaker, but I am trying to improve my speaking to be the most … Continue reading 5 Things about your Sermons
One of the best books that I have read recently is "Stop asking Jesus into your heart" by Pastor J.D. Greear. This book tackles the difficult doctrine of "assurance of Salvation." Many Christians struggle with this concept, because we put so much pressure on us and our feelings when the pressure of our Salvation rests … Continue reading Book Giveaway- “Stop Asking Jesus into your Heart” by J.D. Greear
Well, another year has come and gone, and now is the time to refocus ourselves on our mission. God has been challenging me over the last 8 months to define our student ministry a different way. Usually, when we discuss a church or ministry, we define the ministry with terms such as contemporary, traditional, conservative, … Continue reading 4 Words That Should Describe Your Student Ministry
Below is a 5 minute video that may help you in sharing the Gospel this Christmas season or anytime with your students. I wish that I had of found it sooner to share it with you. I hope that this helps you in reaching your students:
Below is a free lesson that Mark Etheridge is giving away free on his blog. You need to check this out: One thing I really enjoy about blogging is the fact that I can give away FREE stuff! So, here’s a free resource that I have put together. It is a lesson on justification, one … Continue reading Free Lesson on Justification with video and teaching script
A few days ago, a conversation came up with developing Gospel centered people. We had a guest speaker, Doug Hodges speak at our church this past Sunday, and we were discussing this topic with him in the church office. How can we reach the world? Well, you start by being Gospel centered. So, what does … Continue reading Gospel Centered Student Ministry