Why do you need a bold vision? Because without it, you’re just doing stuff; your group will never be much more than a Christian social club. That’s why I’m encouraging you to set aside some time to get away from the daily grind and spend a three hour block of time praying, reflecting, and crafting […]
An evangelism-focused youth leader resource that provides encouragement and practical ideas & tools you can use within your youth ministry. Sent right to your in-box every other week, energize will help you create a gospel advancing climate in your youth group.
“Attempt something so great for God it’s doomed to failure unless God be in it.” —John Haggai Let me ask you a critical question as you launch into 2015…Do you have a bold vision for your youth ministry? In other words, are you doing ministry on purpose? Are your efforts and activities strategically focused by […]
Back in my college days, RJ Koerper, our Youth Ministry professor, used to tell us, “Everyone is looking for security and significance. Both are found in Jesus.” I believe this innate quest for security and significance is markedly intensified during the teen years. That’s why adolescence is such a golden window of opportunity for reaching […]
Here we are at the grand finale of the energize series “5 Keys to Nurturing a Faith-Sharing Focus”! Just in case, you haven’t been totally tuned in at every step along the way, here’s a bird’s eye view of what we’ve been unpacking… Key #1: Pray! Pray! Pray! Prayer is the first and most important […]
Making Disciples Who Make Disciples As disciples of Jesus, it’s our passion and privilege to follow after Him. And as we do so, He will help us (and our students) grow in Christlikeness and become more and more like Him! Isn’t it amazing that our Triune God has promised to lead, teach and empower us […]
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 provide you with a Group Discussion Guide you can use with your leaders—whether students or adults—so that together, you can begin to unpack each of […]