All tagged Youth Ministry
Gospel-centered youth ministry is at once both the most needful and most neglected aspect of most churches. I know that is, perhaps, a reckless and sweeping generalization to some, but in my experience, youth ministers have been put in the ultimate “catch-22.”
King Solomon doesn’t pain a very pretty picture of life “under the sun.” In fact, his representation of the church, let alone life itself, is rather bleak. But in the midst of his commentary on what life is all about comes a good picture of what the church should be like. Namely, it should serve as a reminder, a beacon to the world, that God hasn’t abandoned us “under the sun.”
I was pretty much born in Sunday School with a Bible in hand. My dad has been a senior pastor since 1998, and before that, he was ministering in youth and assistant pastoring roles at various congregations.
In this edition of Ministry Minded, Charlotte Getz and I chat about the current youth ministry climate and the severe need for gospel-centered student ministries.
In this show, we get into the story behind Mockingbird, where it’s been and where it’s going in the future. We also talk about the mission behind both Mockingbird as a whole and David’s own ministerial endeavors.
One of the most fundamental of human pursuits is the quest for a legacy. About the time our thoughts mature, the general movement of those thoughts is directed on making a name for ourselves, leaving something behind, ensuring we’re remembered.
Midweek Bible clubs have begun at my church for kids and teens, from K-5 to 12th grade. Needless to say, Wednesday’s at my church are chaotic.
Growing up a pastor’s kid, you’re privy to a lot of dilemmas the general church-goer doesn’t see or understand. This isn’t meant to sound haughty, it’s just the nature of the beast when it comes to growing up in ministry.
In this episode, I’m joined by Kyle George Jones to talk about how to teach the full gospel to kids. We endeavor to speak to these realities and remain true in our effort to show that Jesus is everywhere in your Bible, not just in the New Testament.
What is the greatest thing about the gospel? This may seem like an unanswerable question, or an undeserved distinction that’s little more than debate fodder for those who have nothing better to do with their time or academic sophistications than split theological hairs.
Upon moving to south Florida in the spring of 2013, I wasn’t really looking to get involved in pastoral ministry right away. This was a big shift for me. Moving from the Appalachian foothills in upstate South Carolina to the beaches of southern Florida is a pretty jarring change.
The “Kingdom of God” is one of the more prominent themes that occurs throughout the Gospels. A quick inquiry will find the term frequently mentioned in all the Gospel records, to varying degrees of prevalence.