Outreach in youth ministry is often viewed as a choice between evangelism and service. But when you weave those two together in a Jesus-centered ministry environment, they create unstoppable spiritual growth in teenagers.
In this youth ministry training online course you’ll discover how to engage your youth in service, mission, and evangelism, but in a fresh, natural way. A way that draws them closer to Jesus and to one another. A way that introduces them to a Jesus who’s bigger than they thought and a life that’s bigger than they dreamed possible.
Through this youth ministry training online course, you’ll gain valuable insights about how to create bold, caring, compassionate youth who step outside their comfort zones to willingly serve and share their faith.
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Meetcourse instructors Dave Rahn, Senior Ministry Advisor for Youth ForChrist USA, and Ebonie Davis, Associate Pastor of Youth and contributing editor for the Three-Story Bible. Their dedicated years of in-the-trenches youth ministry will inspire you on this journey.
Jesus made it clear that we are the branches, and he is the Vine. Fruit comes from attachment to Jesus. This is what outreach is really all about—producing fruit that can be identified as “belonging to Jesus,” and producing lots of that kind of fruit. We’ll examine what we call “Identifier Fruit” and “Kingdom Fruit.”
Depending on each other is exponentially more powerful when invitingothers into a community, and it’s the plan Jesus laid out for us. Relational approaches to outreach help youth realize their “completeness” to release the gift of Jesus to others.
None of us can be “artificially attractive” in our relationship with Jesus—because there are too many cameras focused on who we really are. Our attractiveness for Christ depends on how we reflect our attachment toJesus. This module will examine the importantrole of modeling faith, and the common obstacles and boosters offaith-sharing.
An authentic Christ-sharing relationship has three overlapping circles: my story, your story, and God’s story. When there’s significant overlap with all three circles the affect is like an elector-magnet. We’ll show you how!
Young people who are most effective at reaching others for Christ do three things more often than their peers. We’ll walk-thru each of these three “lifestyle booker-rockets” to help you train your youth to achieve amazing outreach impact.
The range of possible outreach strategies far exceeds any one person’s capacity, but Jesus is the Light of the world and he specializes in three forms of “light” that meld evangelism and service. We’ll examine these three different kinds of love and the relational impact it will have on others.
Equipped with new insights into how outreach is the fruit of a growing intimacy with Jesus, you’re ready to make outreach simply a normal, organic expression of an everyday life with Jesus. Download your course completion and move forward with a renewed energy for youth outreach strategies.
Why outreach and evangelism is a marathon, not a sprint.
A three-stage “launch vehicle” approach to evangelism.
Evangelism effectiveness with a peer-to-peer focus.
How to engage teenagers in settings that are far outside their comfort zones and reach out to people whose problems are beyond their ability to solve.
Methods to help teens discover what God is already doing, then partner with him in doing it.
Create a youth ministry culture that results in a Jesus-centered missional identity for outreach and service.
Enroll now and you’ll be on your way to achieving Ministry Certification.