Youth Ministry

What Are We Working Toward?

In student ministry, it’s all too easy to methodize our ministries for entertainment or for the sake of numbers. If you’ve ever read anything regarding the history of youth ministry, you know that it is a [fairly] new concept. Youth ministry began in the 1930’s and 1940’s with the YoungLife and Youth For Christ movements, […]

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Book Reviews, Youth Ministry

Book Review: Remodeling Youth Ministry

NOTE: This book review was written for the Helwys Society Forum. “For too long, YFM (Youth and Family Ministry) has suffered from pragmatic solutions to eternal problems,” concludes Talbot. For the past forty years, the goal of youth ministry has been to gain students through entertainment. The time has come for a reformation and a […]

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Theology, Youth Ministry

What is Discipleship?

For the past couple of years, I have been battling with what my philosophy of student ministry consisted of. I’ve never been one to take the side of pragmatics or what our current evangelicalism would call “entertainment driven” ministry. Within these past couple of years, I’ve begun a personal relationship with discipleship. I started reading […]

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Youth Ministry

My Thoughts on Student Ministry – Part 3

It’s been a little while since I’ve written in this “series” (or whatever you’d like to call them) of blog posts. In fact, it’s been close to a year since I’ve written anything about student ministry in general. Vulnerability Over the past several months, I’ve faced some tough challenges in student ministry. Some challenges, I […]

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Theology, Youth Ministry

Hardship in Ministry

2 Timothy has most assuredly become one of my favorite New Testament books. For the past couple of years, I have dedicated myself to studying and learning the ins and outs of effective discipleship. Throughout this time and study, I have realized that the only true way to have an effective discipleship model is to […]

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