Because you’re a youth leader, I already know four fundamental truths about you. You love God. You love teens. You want your teens to love God. You want to make
I’m referring here to morons of the “oxymoron” variety. Seriously, have you ever thought about the logical contradiction that comes when we string together these two words: apathetic evangelical. Consider
As you strive to turn your youth ministry ship toward a more evangelism-focused direction, it’s critical that you begin to help your students see their world with fresh, new eyes.
Do you sometimes feel like a “lone ranger” as you strive to recalibrate your youth ministry model around Jesus’ mission of reaching the lost and making disciples who make disciples?
As a youth leader you may find yourself captaining a “youth ministry ship” that’s already headed full-steam ahead on what feels like a predetermined course – a course that may
In our “live and let live culture,” it can be easy to sweep the e-word under the rug. Yet Jesus has charged us with spreading His good news and carrying
As I’ve connected with hundreds of youth leaders across the country this fall at Dare 2 Share’s youth leader trainings, I’ve found many who are committed to making evangelism a
Evangelism Myth #8: Technology, sports and extracurricular activities are the enemies of evangelism. Teenagers’ lives are packed and stacked with activities – social media, sports, drama, band, school clubs, movies,
Evangelism Myth #16: Teenagers are too immature to be effective in carrying the gospel to others. No doubt about it. Teenagers can be emotional, impulsive, unfocused, risk-taking bundles of hormones.
Evangelism Myth #9: Because God is in charge of salvation, we don’t need to go overboard with urgency. Have you ever known somebody who meant well, but couldn’t quite connect
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 #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
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