Middle school and high school students have questions that often aren't easy to answer. Get the essential knowledge, skills, and encouragement student ministry leaders and volunteers need when ministering to middle school students.
Ben Trueblood, Director of LifeWay Students, overviews practical tips for student ministry leaders including their time commitment to students, leading the spiritual direction of their group, understanding the different roles they may play in the lives of students, and the importance of personal spiritual development.
Keith Harmon encourages student ministry leaders and volunteers. He presents the qualities it takes to be a great student ministry volunteer, including how to spend more time for Jesus, ways to be relational with students, things you should and should not do in student ministry, and how to use whatever role you have to impact the lives of the students in your ministry.
John Paul Basham encourages student ministry leaders and volunteers who will be ministering to middle school students and discusses why leaders need to be challenging middle school students to learn hard truths.
Amy-Jo Girardier, Girls Minister and Student Missions Coordinator at Brentwood Baptist Church, encourages that the foundation of girls ministry should be rooted in Scripture and equipping girls to discover their identity in Jesus Christ.
Brian Mills discusses tips for leading in student ministry, including expectations, evangelism, and small groups.
Ben Trueblood, Director of LifeWay Students, discusses tips for student ministry leaders to have an effective group session including preparing, creating lasting impact, leading discussions, and handling difficulties during discussions.
Matt Petty, Student Pastor at Burnt Hickory Baptist Church, encourages student ministry leaders with ways to equip students to grow in discipleship.
Jason Gaston, Student Minister at The Summit Church, discusses how to develop leaders and reach students in your student ministry. He highlights important principles for finding leaders for your ministry, outlines a plan to reach the millenial generation, details plans to develop gospel change and worldview in students, and gives tips on how to connect your youth ministry with the ministry of your church as a whole.
Brian Mills discusses tips for leading as a student ministry pastor.
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Jay Rebsamen encourages student ministry leaders and volunteers who will be ministering to high school students.
Ben Trueblood, Director of LifeWay Students, encourages student ministry leaders to build relationships with students by spending time with them outside of the group. Ben examines how to build relationships through students’ extracurricular activities, school lunches, consistent group events, and involving them in your family.
Matt Petty, Student Pastor at Burnt Hickory Baptist Church, encourages student ministry pastors with ways to equip volunteers, engage students in missions experiences, and retaining college students.
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