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

The Disciple Project OUTREACH MANUAL

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.



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How to Challenge Youth Spiritually Without Pushing Them Away

Reaching young people and fostering their spiritual growth is a delicate art and for youth pastors, it’s more like walking a tight rope between what we ought to say and what we have permission to say. Confrontational tactics like preaching AT students about what...

Pull, Don’t Push, Students To Your Next Event

In a world overflowing with information, our attention spans are shrinking faster than ever. Our students are overwhelmed with emails, social media posts, texts and advertisements – all vying for a sliver of their precious time. This begs the question: how do we get...

15 Christian Songs for Graduation 2024

It’s that time of year and I know youth pastor and parents are looking for the perfect graduation song to send their students off into the world. Here are 15 thoughtful, fun and rocking song suggestions to create a graduation soundtrack for that slide show or...

Youth Pastor Boss Battles: Taming the Two-Headed Monster of Pastor and Committee

British-Greek automotive designer, Alec Issigoris, who designed the mini automobile once said that a camel is a horse designed by committee. He’s not lying.  Hey youth pastor Paul Turner here from and I have been serving students for...

10 Habits of Highly Effective Youth Pastors

10 key habits that contribute to success in youth ministry, drawing inspiration from principles identified by Napoleon Hill for millionaires. Listen to the episode for context and suggestions on how to achieve each of these habits. Have a Definitive Purpose: Know why...

8 Elite Ideas For Preaching During March Madness

It’s that time of year again. Brackets are busted, jerseys are ironed, and the collective roar of the crowd fills living rooms across the nation. March Madness isn’t just about buzzer-beaters and Cinderella stories, though. For youth pastors, it presents a...

Agreeing On The Word Success

Are you and your pastor on the same page when it comes to the definition of success? Success is a word that is truly open to interpretation and you and your Pastor could be inches or miles apart. Here’s we what the wider version of a discussion about success...

What If Your Youth Ministry Didn’t Exist?

If the past is hanging over your head and giving you the blahs, consider this question, “What If Your Youth Ministry Didn’t Exist?” Who would not have been ministered to? Who would not have been reached? Who would not have been prayed for? Who...

How To Teach Middle School and High School Together

Most youth ministries do not have the luxury of separating their middle and high school students, which is optimum, when it comes to Sunday school, small groups or even in your main meeting. This is mostly because of not enough volunteers or not enough volunteers who...

Empowering Yourself: A Youth Pastor’s Guide to 24 Must-Have Traits in 2024

January 1 is day many people make commitments. Somewhere around February 14 these commitments have softened if not disappeared altogether. There are commitments though, especially for Christians, that should never soften or disappear, and I’m pretty sure you...


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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