A few months back, I went flying with my buddy, Vince. When Vince first invited me to join him for a joy ride in the skies over Houston, I was a little nervous. You see, Vince had just gotten his pilot’s license—plus, he acknowledged that he hadn’t yet passed his instrument rating test. I wasn’t […]
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.
How are you doing at praying and programming evangelism into the DNA of your youth group? Are you actively seeking to inspire and motivate your students to get serious about THE Cause of making disciples who make disciples? If God has called you into the role of youth leader that means it’s your job to […]
For many Christians—youth leaders included—evangelism is the “red-headed stepchild” of our ministries. It makes us feel uncomfortable, embarrassed and guilty. In fact, just the mention of the word “evangelism” can leave us feeling… …inadequate …presumptuous …judgmental …pushy …awkward …defeated But Jesus had a totally different mindset about this grand calling He’s given us to share […]
For three years, Jesus walked the gritty streets with His disciples. His ministry with His inner core was life on life; He modeled a lifestyle of living and giving the gospel in word and deed. Like we talked about in a previous issue of energize, more is often caught than taught. Which is why modeling […]
Cultivating an outreach-focused youth ministry takes prayer, strategic thinking, practical skills and gritty determination. That’s why we’ve been working our way through the “Five Keys to Nurturing a Faith-Sharing Focus.” Key #1 was Pray. We looked at several practical steps you could take right away to make prayer a higher priority in your life and […]
In this series, we’re exploring five specific keys to nurturing a faith-sharing focus in your youth ministry. Last issue, we started with the very practical question: “What’s the first and most important thing I should do to nurture a faith-sharing focus in my youth ministry?” The answer was: Pray! Of course, most of us realize […]