Do you ever feel intimidated when it comes to sharing your faith? Does your heart pound or do your palms sweat when God drops an opportunity to witness squarely in
How to Share the Gospel
Across the past several issues of energize, we’ve been exploring the “5 Keys to Nurturing a Faith-Sharing Focus.” One of my goals each step along the way has been to
I once went flying with my buddy, Vince, but when Vince first invited me to join him for a joy ride in the skies over Houston, I was a little
Building a youth ministry that aligns with Jesus’ heart can be a dangerous, risky undertaking. Why? Because, like Jesus, you are opening the door to sacrifice, criticism, rejection and the
Not training a Christian teen how to share their faith is like refusing to train a basketball player how to shoot the ball. Rate Yourself: How competent are you when
The gospel. Bringing it up without throwing up can be a challenge for our students. Because awkward conversations loom large for teens, they are sometimes overwhelmed by just the thought
“You are the salt of the earth.” —Jesus Everyone is spiritually thirsty, whether they know it or not. Our job as believers is to provide that touch of salt that
In our “live-and-let-live” culture, persuade is a word that can sometimes feel out of synch with embracing diversity and nurturing individuality. So you may be wondering why I chose persuade
I continue to hold onto and strive for my vision of a Student Ministry where our students are disciple making machines. I can’t wait to see a day where most,
Have you ever tried to share your faith through Twitter or Facebook? Is it possible? Before we think about traveling down the virtual path, lets lay a foundation of a
1. Fear Sharing your faith is a scary prospect. You can lose face and friends as a result of communicating this “narrow-minded” message of the Gospel, even when you do
Your students are the best people to reach lost teenagers in your community. Here are 3 ways to train and inspire them to share their faith!
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