Item description for Jesus-Centered Youth Ministry (OP) by Rick Lawrence...
Overview From the editor of Group magazine and 14 youth minstry experts comes this question: What would your youth ministry be like if everything flowed out of a passionate focus on Jesus? Most ministries have grown so comfortable with Jesus that their focus has shifted...and they suffer for it. Here's a thoughtful analysis - and practical help in moving from "just add Jesus" to "Jesus alone" in your programing
Publishers Description It's one thing to build your youth ministry on Jesus. It's another thing to keep it there. You stepped into ministry passionate about pointing teenagers to Jesus. Committed to keeping Christ the absolute center of your orbit-and inviting kids to join you there. Now sometimes the focus feels fuzzy. You lead tons of activities -Bible studies, mission trips, deep discussions-and they're all good. But do they all point teenagers to Jesus Imagine the power of a youth ministry focused on Jesus. . . and Jesus only. Where absolutely everything turns kids toward the cross. Where you and your kids follow Christ. Where the Big Question is ever and always how to know, live, share, and grow in a relationship with Jesus. # This book is for anyone who wants to renew the raw energy of Christ in his or her life, but it is # Written for youth pastors who've been at it awhile; who are ready to evaluate what they're doing. . . why they're doing it. . . and what impact their programs are having on youth. # Readers will also find the results of exclusive research commissioned by Group magazine--thoughtfully explored by Group magazine's editor. This research sheds light on how teenagers really feel about their faith. . . and how youth pastors really feel about their ministries.
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Studio: Group Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6.14" Height: 0.46" Weight: 0.64 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2007
Publisher Group Publishing
ISBN 0764435043 ISBN13 9780764435041
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More About Rick Lawrence
Rick Lawrence has been editor of Group Magazine for 26 years, and serves on the leadership team for the Simply Youth Ministry Conference. He's the author, co-author, or editor of 34 books, including the small-group curriculum "In Pursuit of Jesus" and the books "99 Thoughts on Jesus-Centered Living, Shrewd: Daring to Obey the Startling Command of Jesus, Sifted: God's Scandalous Response to Satan's Outrageous Demand, "and "Skin in the Game. "
Reviews - What do customers think about Jesus-Centered Youth Ministry (OP)?
passed on Apr 18, 2008
I got several copies and passed them on to other YP's. They also liked and implimented some ideas. But isn't that what its all about glean what you can use it to work...if it fails try something new.
Will challenge the way you think of Jesus, communication, parents, & volunteers Mar 5, 2008
JCYM ought to be passed out at the door of all student ministry programs and become standard curriculum. It's not just that Lawrence has a way of painting pictures and presenting hard research meant to compel change; this is one of the most powerful books on Jesus I've read. And like Lawrence's Youth Ministry in the 21st Century, JCYM combines deep insight and practicality for doable student ministry - especially the small group and communication chapters. I also really liked the inspiring chapters on volunteers and parents. I can actually implement so much of what I've read. I'll refer back to JCYM more than once.