Discomfort and Discipleship

There is nothing comfortable about real discipleship. It is the role of the the youth pastor, you, to create discomfort in your youth ministry all the while being hospitable. The evangelist Billy Graham used to say of his preaching, “I have come to afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted.” I believe the youth pastor…

Building A Successful Youth Ministry

Do you want to build a successful youth ministry? It begins with a commitment to making disciples and not just filling chairs. If you’re looking for an easy, cost free, work free way to make disciples, this page isn’t for you, but if you’re willing to put in the work and takes some risks then…

Disciples Must Change Their Expectations

 “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nathanael asked. “Come and see,” said Philip. John 1:46 Nathaniel was the first critic of Christ. He judged him because of where he was from. He didn’t think anything good could come from a bad place. Disciples have to learn this principle early or they’re going to be a…

New Resource: Follow 5

This is a blog about discipleship, so it’s natural that I create curriculum, lessons, and retreats around the subject. Today I offer Follow 5. Follow 5 is really my manifesto on discipleship. It’s takes students past the “pray, read your bible, come to youth group, be a good kid” track that many youth workers have…