As youth workers, we all have our visionthe plan we hope to make real in our ministriesto change the lives of teenagers as we introduce them to Jesus. But how often have you found yourself wondering if your picture is just wrongor thinking you just dont know how to make your ministry match what you envision?
In 101 Ideas for Making Disciples in Your Youth Group youll explore the idea of ACTS to create a disciple-making ministry with the elements needed to create an environment necessary to cultivate this mission. ACTS represents everything a missional youth ministry needs to be about:
AdorationMore than an act, this is a lifestyle that is fleshed out in expressions of prayerful dependence, deep gratitude, and expectancy in what God can do. CommunityThis is an atmosphere of genuine caring, authentic relationships, and unity based on Christs love for his Church and the Churchs love for one another. Truth-and-GraceThe basis of everything that is taught and valued, this is a setting where Gods Word is the standard and central to belief and behavior. Serving-and-SharingAs a way of life, serving involves helping the whole person by ministering to both believers and the lost by meeting their needs, as well as verbally sharing Gods message of grace.
As you dig into each aspect of ACTS, youll discover Jesus style and see how he cultivated each element in his own ministry. Then youll explore the youth ministry style of each aspect, where youll find 25 hands-on, easy-to-implement ideas on how to cultivate the same element in your context in order to create an environment of disciple-making that finally fits your ministry.
101 Ideas for Making Disciples in Your Youth Group by C. Kent Julian was published by Zondervan in June 2008 and is our 38563rd best seller. The ISBN for 101 Ideas for Making Disciples in Your Youth Group is 9780310274957.