Seminary and Student Ministry (part 2): The importance of teaching on CHRIST in student ministry

1-luke-24-christocentrismFree file for youth pastors:

“The Integrative Motif of all of Scripture: What is the first and final thought of God?”

The absolute most important truth I learned in seminary was the integrative motif to all systematic theology.  “What the heck is that, and what in the world would it have to do with student ministry?”  I’m glad you asked!  Our integrative motif is that central theme that we constantly teach, we constantly come back to, and we try to hammer into the teens heads every time we stand up to speak. Here are a couple things about an integrative motif: Continue reading

Framework #02 – Doctrine of Jesus Christ – The Storyline

Free files for youth pastors:

01 – Doc of Christ – Storyline (mp3)

01 – Doc of Christ – Storyline (ppt)

01 – Doc of Christ – Storyline (handout)


Have you ever thought to yourself that what you learn in church is difficult to remember?  If you worship with the church in Sunday school, Sunday morning worship, Sunday evening worship, Sunday evening Discipleship Training, and Wednesday evening worship, then you may feel like its impossible to really remember everything you hear.  If you think that, I’m with you!  That is why there needs to be one central, overarching point to every message, sermon, and lesson just like there is one central theme in the Bible.  Continue reading