The Gospel Conclusion and Implications

This is Part 5 of a series on Gospel and Students. Here’s a rundown of where we’ve been so far! Part 1 – The Hole In My Ministry.  This post looks at how our students respond to questions and how ...

The Gospel and Youth Ministry | Part 4

Here’s a rundown of where we’ve been so far! Part 1 – The Gap In My Ministry.  This post looks at how our students respond to questions and how this exposes their grasp (or lack thereof) of the ...

Preach and teach the Gospel

The #gospel is so much more than we make it out to be in #youthministry

The Gospel and Youth Ministry | Part 3

This is part 3 of a Gospel and Students series. If you’re just now reading this series, here is a link to PART ONE and a link to PART TWO.   The Gospel is complex, and cannot be taken apart from its other ...

Why The Gospel?

Part 2 of a Gospel and Students Series. This is not necessarily a fun post to write, but before we’re able to talk about the Gospel, we have to understand WHY we (and our students) need it.  This post is ...

The Gap In My Ministry

Part 1 of a Gospel and Students series. I by no means claim to be an expert in student ministry.  I’ve got 5 years of student ministry under my belt and still feel green.  That being said, I’ve started ...

When teens think they don’t sin

This last week I got in the mail some response cards from some of my students who went to a local summer camp.  On these cards my students checked the box that they had said yes to Jesus and have made some sort of ...

Engaging students you have nothing in common with

Confession time: I like to talk to people who are like me. You probably do the same thing as well. You naturally gravitate to someone in a room who you feel you have a connection with. On Sunday mornings and ...

Being Too "Heavy" With Students

Tomorrow I will be wrapping up my first series at my new church called “Response.” It is a series that I created, loosely based on the first four chapters of Matt Chandler’s book, The Explicit Gospel. ...

Editor's Picks 4.19.13 – Dr. Piper taught me to focus on more than memes

We asked our team this week to recommend one thing they wanted other Youth Pastors to know about it. Here’s what they gave us: It’s OK to call yourself a Christian by Lillian Daniel Losing Focus on why you ...