Seminary and Student Ministry (part 1): The importance of teaching on ETERNITY in student ministry

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Free file for youth pastors:

Paper: SKIN, SOIL, AND THE SAVIOR: GRASPING THE PHYSICALITY OF ETERNAL HOPE AND IT’S IMPLICATIONS ON THE 21st CENTURY YOUTH MINISTRY

There are 4 themes that I constantly come back to when teaching teenagers.  1. The glory of Christ.  2. The gospel of Christ.  3. The church of Christ.  and 4. The eternal kingdom of Christ.  This week, I’ve been thinking a lot about communicating the eternal ceoncept and importance of eternity to teens.  Since I’ve driven home to Florida (where my family lives) for Thanksgiving, I’m able to listen to about 10 hours of eschatology (doctrine of the end times) from different speakers, preachings, theologians, and teachers on my iPod.  Some of my favorites are Dr. Russell D. Moore of Southern Seminary, Pastor Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, and others.

Here are the 3 top reasons why I think teaching on the eternal kingdom of Christ to teens is important: Continue reading

Framework #18 – MACRO Theology – Doctrine of the End Times

Free files for fellow youth pastors…

End Times (ppt)

End Times (fillout sheet)

End Times (mp3)

 

Right now our church is working on a revival in November.  We as a church staff have gotten together and made plans, we’ve called the evangelist who’s coming, we’re talking to schools in the area to get him in, etc.  Notice how we first wanted to have a revival here, then next we put plans in place to have it.  From before the beginning of creation, God’s first thought was how He wanted all eternity to look, and then He put His plans in place to make it happen.  Eternity isn’t just the last thing on God’s list, but it was the very first thing on His mind.  Continue reading