Evangelism Myth #5: My primary responsibility is discipleship, not evangelism I don’t know about you, but it seems to me that most youth ministry discipleship strategies tend to be heavily
Evangelism Myth #4: Of course evangelism is a priority. I do a monthly (or quarterly, or yearly) outreach meeting. Should you “program” evangelism into your youth ministry? Absolutely! We all
Evangelism Myth #10: Postmodern teenagers aren’t interested in conversations about the gospel. If you’re a regular reader of energize, you might be wondering right about now…Evangelism myth #10? I could
Do you see yourself as the one primarily responsible for presenting the gospel to your students’ non-believing friends? Have you cast yourself in the role of “quarterback,” fostering an invitational
“Evangelical, evangelism, evangelistic.” Do these words inspire you or make you cringe? Many youth leaders feel guilty, inadequate or overwhelmed with just the mention of the e-word. And for some,
Summer BBQs. Fourth of July fireworks. Hiking, camping and water parks. Summer offers a whole range of options that take us away from our normal routines. And here at Dare
In the crazy “what if” world of impossible scenarios I have often wondered how Jesus would handle youth ministry today. And the more I’ve thought about it, the more I
Understanding the message and meaning of the gospel is mission critical for both you and your students! For how can we explain Jesus’ message to others if we can’t actually
“As large as life…” “For dear life…” “Come to life…” Whenever we hear these familiar phrases, we immediately grasp the concepts. Life is a big deal. It’s important and precious.
Exclusivist. Narrow. The gospel message of “faith alone in Christ alone” often gets painted as narrow-minded, exclusive and decidedly unPC. But does following Jesus and believing He is “the way,
Do your teenagers grasp the deep, profoundly beautiful Biblical truth that God created us to be with Him? When someone really starts to get their mind around the personal, relational
Looking for a quick, easy way to assess the level of your students’ theological understanding? Here it is: Ask them to give you a one minute summary of the message
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