Towards a Biblical "Relational Youth Ministry"
God’s design for Christian relationships far surpasses simply “hanging out.” He has brought us together in Christ for so much more. He desires for us to be powerful means of grace to each other. We must lead those we shepherd toward the depth of relationships necessary to fulfill Jesus’ "one another" commands, and point them to his pathway toward astounding blessing. Come grow in your appreciation for God’s gift of and design for biblical fellowship, and find practical ways to help students and families understand, experience, and crave it.
Leading Students to Feast on God's Word
Oh, that we as parents and youth leaders—along with the students we shepherd—would delight in the law of the Lord and meditate on it day and night! Come increase your appetite for the Word, and learn how to help young people take in its rich nourishment. By God’s grace, our times with Him in the Bible will be increasingly grounded in biblical doctrine, propelled by prayer, marked by a right handling of the Word, and aimed at seeing and savoring the person and Gospel of Jesus Christ, culminating in humble reception and real life application.