Starting anything - especially a ministry from scratch - can be a challenging and almost overwhelming task. Having made the journey of really starting two student ministries from scratch here are a few principles that I have found transferable no matter the size of your church or culture of your town.
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Long before I attended bible college, or even before I was called into ministry, I was a high school student that was given the opportunity to serve as a student leader. It was during those years and through those experiences that I fell in love with youth ministry. When I look back on that time serving in my youth group, I can see how that responsibility, along with the trust and guidance of my youth pastors, developed and molded the person I am today. Now as a youth pastor myself, I've chosen to lead and nurture my students using a similar template.
Student discipleship is the all elusive, so important, but “what is it really” issue in Student Ministry. It takes on so many forms and looks so different that it is hard to really put our finger on it. I am sure that…no, I know for a fact that there are many people smarter than I am with endless material and teaching on student discipleship.