Throughout the first half of the season we’ve taken your hard questions and given you…not so great answers. In this episode we seek to right our wrongs and provide you with quality answers toy our difficult ministry questions. Well…and quality as we can get.
Ryan, Mark, and Emily talked about reframing discipleship and how youth ministry discipleship too-often focuses only on the content aspect (which is important for sure) but also needs to engage both the head and heart. With the goal of becoming more like Jesus, we need to include sacrifice and service as a core aspect of our approach to discipleship.
Ron has been in youth ministry in various forms for years. His latest book (which will release in 2019) is called “A Defense of Youth Ministry”. Not that we thought that it needed defending, but others sometimes don’t understand how crucial it is. Ron shares his research, experience and perspective in this episode that we hope reignites the fire inside your “why”.
Dan is back on the show! Zach & and Ryan give him a hard to about his new book, but only because it’s a good one! Dan’s book, Becoming a Student Leader, is meant for the student. Youth Workers can use this resource as a guide for the student leaders to mature in their faith and service. Grab your copies from the Youth Cartel!
Jason Sullivan is a dedicated youth worker like you. He’s been working hard raising up the next generation for many years, and has compiled a list of leading questions that can help students and leaders alike to think more deeply about their own growth. These are sure to help you in your own context. Thanks for listening!
Ryan and Zach were honored to speak with John Stumbo, President of The Christian & Missionary Alliance. During this discussion, John talks about his 4 verbs for the Alliance: love, proclaim, reach, launch, and how those bleed into youth ministry and the church. We also talk about the need students have to communicate the gospel well. Sit back and listen to President Stumbo's heart and enthusiasm for The Alliance and the body of Christ.
Ryan's out in Cali for training so Zach sat down with Melissa MacDonald, The C&MA National Children's Disciplemaking Specialist. This episode is full of important questions and statements about how crucial the partnership between youth and children's workers real is. We'd tell you to take notes, but we already did that for you!