Giving youth pastors the tools they need to make and shape disciples.

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I’m about to reveal a “new” way of youth ministry that’s proven to not only teach about discipleship, but puts your students into an ACTIVE discipleship process!

Even though you may now think this sounds like yet another small group curriculum (and it’s not), as soon as you put this process to use, like dozens of youth ministries have already done…

… you’ll be amazed how much more your students become involved in serving your community, sharing the Gospel, and becoming a disciple that makes disciples.

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Who Is Paul Turner?

I know youth workers make an impact, because youth workers made an impact on me.

Growing up, I had three youth pastors who all impacted me in different ways. My first youth pastor led me to the Lord and taught me the basics of faith. The second encouraged my love of reading and gave me a passion to study the Bible. And the third youth pastor imparted to me a heart for reaching out those who do not know Christ.

I have been serving in youth ministry for 30 years and spend my days writing for and training youth workers JUST LIKE YOU.

Discipleship is an intensive, life-long process. God is the blacksmith, forging us into the image of Christ. The process requires:

The Fire

of trials and tribulations

The Hammer

of God’s Word

The Water

of the Holy Spirit

The Patience

to stay on the anvil

Resources For Youth Pastors

The Disciple Project exists to give youth pastors the tools they need to make and shape disciples.



Check out all of our Free Stuff, created for all the budget stifled youth pastors out there. From messages to games, download some of our Free Resources to use in your youth ministry.



Discover a method and mindset that once used, will allow you to shift your youth ministry into a disciple-making and community-impacting movement.



From Sermon Series and Small Group Lessons to Retreat Devotions and New Youth Pastor Bundles, find everything you need in The Disciple Project shop!

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Building A “Leave It Better” Culture

I’m not a a soccer guy, but this story I heard from the World Cup caught my attention. The Japanese national soccer team won their game against Germany but that’s not the only reason they made headlines. Pictures of their locker room started floating...

9 Dynamic Ways To Revive A Dying Youth Ministry

Updated 11/23/2022 Many youth ministries are in decline and dying. Yes, there are cycles, ups and downs and seasons, but there are some youth ministries that are just plain dying. If you’re one of these youth pastors whose youth group is in decline, I feel for...

Loving The Ungrateful and Wicked To Repentance Requires Sacrifice

Welcome! This is part 3 in my 3 part series on dealing with ungrateful people. Part of leading other’s to Christ is sacrificing your false expectations. You have to be willing give up your need for results, for personal gratification and short term ego strokes....

Dealing With False Expectations Is Key To Loving Others Freely

Welcome to part two of my three part series on how to handle ungrateful people in your ministry and in your life. This is where you’ll start to squirm a little because Jesus pulls no punches when he tells you what following him really looks like. Strap in and read...

How To Deal With Ungrateful People

Welcome, this is a three part series leading up to Thanksgiving. You may have some unthankful people around your table this year and I want you to be confident and ready to engage with them. My hope is that this series will reveal how God deals with unthankful people...

Youth Ministry Round Up #108

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Lecrae Church Clothes 4 Bible Study

Lecrae CC4 is now out and it is the fourth, and last installment, of his church clothes mix tapes. Church Cothes was Lecrae’s way of dishing out hard truth’s to the church and he, again, pulls no punches when addressing those who call themselves follower...

Dealing With Our Disappointments Without Destroying Others

“How honest should I be with my students?”. This is the question I asked myself in my inner debate over whether I should share my disappointment with them concerning their lack of motivation in bringing guests to our youth meeting.  My concern was that my...

Youth Group Lesson On Prayer

Do you need a youth group lesson on prayer? Do you like tacos? Why not put these two things together? I saw this post from rnrstudents on Instagram and decided to create my own free youth ministry lesson on prayer using T.A.C.O.S. and includes a prayer station and...

Putting Your Failures In Context

Failure is never fun but without it you’ll never learn or grow, but how do you keep your failures from drowning you in negativity and self-loathing? Fear of failure is even worse because it may mean you’ll never try or never step outside your comfort zone....


What people are saying about The Disciple Project

I can recommend Paul without hesitation. He is a solid thinker, an excellent practitioner, and an all around good guy. I routinely am challenged by what Paul has to say, and, as he can attest, have turned to him quite often for feedback and input on a variety of youth ministry related issues. Paul is an excellent voice when it comes to discipleship in general, and youth ministry in specific.”

Andy Banks

Co-Founder of youthministry360

Paul is an imaginative, creative and high energy leader who has designed some extremely workable materials for taking Christian teens to the next level in discipleship. Inventive, Biblical, insightful and fun, the Discipleship Project and other resources Paul has designed are worthy of the attention of any youth worker.

Rick Bundschuh

Pastor at Kauai Christian Fellowship

Paul has been a member of the interlinc WriteGroup for many years. His contributions to this very important “think tank” and curriculum development team have been extremely creative, on-time, and expert as it relates to users of our resources (ie those who work directly in ministry to high school and middle school students). Paul’s energy and enthusiasm is contagious.

Allen Weed

Owner of Interlinc

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