Disciple Making in Student Ministry (Leader Training)

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Here is my latest talk on Disciple Making. This talk came from a Leadership Training session with my own leaders on a Sunday morning. Here are a few thoughts from this training:

Disciple Making should be so simple that any disciple is able to make more disciples.

Jesus gave us a very simple but clear strategy to Make Disciples.

We must start a multiplication movement of Making Disciples because what the church has been doing for years is not working.

The WIN is student ministry should be Disciple Making Multiplication not attendance.

Here are the Free Downloadable Resources:

Disciple Making in Student Ministry (notes)

Disciple Making in Student Ministry (slides)

You can read the other articles in this series or check out more disciple making resources at https://youthgrouptruth.com/category/disciple-making/

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CBSM: Stay Christ-Centered

Free resources for youth pastors, small group leaders, parents, teens, etc:
3 – CBSM – Christ Centered (netma).pdf
3 – CBSM – Christ Centered (handout).pdf
3 – CBSM – Christ Centered (ppt).ppt
3 – CBSM – Christ Centered (notes).pdf
3 – CBSM – Christ Centered (service flow).pdf
3 – CBSM – Stay Christ Centered (small groups).pdf
This was my last sermon at CBSM and youth pastor. Actually, this passage (Luke 24) was also the first passage I ever preached as youth pastor at CBSM…almost 6 years ago. We started with on a Christ-centered study through the whole Bible together, and praise God that He allowed us to finish it together. After a lot of prayer, God allowed us to complete our time together in CBSM with these important bookends – seeing all life as Christ-centered. Serving as youth pastor in CBSM has been the best 6 years of my life. I could not be more thankful for my time with those amazing people. They quickly became my life, family, friends, and church. You will all be missed so so so much!

Following Jesus: Into His Resurrection (Luke 24)


Free resources for youth pastors, small group leaders, etc.
17 – Following Jesus – Resurrection (mp3).mp3
17 – Following Jesus – Resurrection (handout).pdf
17 – Following Jesus – Resurrection (ppt).ppt
17 – Following Jesus – Resurrection (notes).doc
17 – Following Jesus – Resurrection (service order).doc
17 – Following Jesus – Resurrection (small groups).doc
This message is our grand finale of our series “Following Jesus: Through the Gospels.” The main message: because Jesus rose from the dead, its party time! The resurrection is the victory of our faith. We not only wanted to teach the truth of the resurrection, but also communicate the feel of the resurrection. This sermon will hopefully answer many questions for you concerning the resurrection. Did it really have to happen for our salvation? What are some proofs that Jesus really raised from the dead? What does the resurrection mean for my faith? How should the resurrection change the way I live?

CBSM Sermon Clip: How To See Jesus In All The Bible


At CBSM , we constantly seek to show our students how Jesus is the central theme of all the Bible. Here is a short sermon clip on how we teach them to see Him in all His Word.

CBSM Sermon Video – “Best Book Ever: What’s it really all about?”


This was the first sermon in our doctrine of Scripture series: “BEST BOOK EVER.” Since we just finished up our “Man On The Island” series that journeyed us through the “Doctrine of General Revelation”, “Best Book Ever” is our trip through the “Doctrine of Special Revelation and Scripture.” And that my friend, is an overdose of quotation marks! Through this series, my prayer is that CBSM will be convinced, passionate, convicted, and strengthened in the Christ-centeredness, Authority, Inspiration, Inerrancy, Infallibility, and Sufficiency of Scripture. And not that they would just understand these things theologically, but that they would also live them daily!

framework #33: Best Book Ever – What’s it really all about? (Luke 24)

Free files for youth pastors and small group leaders:
1 – Best Book Ever – Jesus (mp3)
1 – Best Book Ever – Jesus (handout)
1 – Best Book Ever – Jesus (commentary)
1 – Best Book Ever – Jesus (outline)
1 – Best Book Ever – Jesus (sermon)
1 – Best Book Ever – Jesus (service)
1 – Best Book Ever – Jesus (small groups)
Sermon Intro Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZx-dHWWHIg
We cranked up another new series last night “BEST BOOK EVER.” Since we just finished up our “Man On The Island” series that journeyed us through the “Doctrine of General Revelation”, “Best Book Ever” is our trip through the “Doctrine of Special Revelation and Scripture.” And that my friend, is an overdose of quotation marks! Through this series, my prayer is that CBSM will be convinced, passionate, convicted, and strengthened in the Christ-centeredness, Authority, Inspiration, Inerrancy, Infallibility, and Sufficiency of Scripture. And not that they would just understand these things theologically, but that they would also live them daily!

KTL 2010 – 02 – Why Christ is the Center

free resources for youth pastors:

KTL 02 – Why Jesus is the Center (mp3)

            When it comes to teaching teens how to preach and teach the Word, they have to first understand the whole goal of the Word.  So many people feel like they can’t possibly remember every sermon they hear from week to week at church.  Others think that sermons are just different topics of self-help every week from their pastor as a counselor.  So, we must first of all focus students onto the focus of the Word: the glory of Christ.

            Before we get into all that, it is helpful to walk students through the many different purposes of preaching that exist today.  You’ll be surprised to go through these:  Best Life:  live your life for God and He will make your life better, healthier, wealthier.  Morality:  the Bible is written to give us tips and outlines for how to live as better people.  Fire and Brimstone:  many preachers preach the fear of hell, Satan, and sin every Sunday.  Fame: popularity and money drive many to preach merely in a way others love to hear.  Liberals: the Bible isn’t fully true, but it is just a book of literature to teach us about faith.  Educator: focusing on the lexical definition of every Word from the original language.  Watered down:  everything just comes down to God’s love for all humanity.  False Gospel:  The Bible isn’t ultimately about Jesus Christ, but its about anything else.   Continue reading

KTL 2009 #2: Teaching Teens to Preach Christ – The Purpose of Preaching

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Free files for youth pastors:

02 – KTL – The Purpose of Preaching (mp3)

When it comes to teaching teens how to preach and teach the Word, they have to first understand the whole goal of the Word. So many people feel like they can’t possibly remember every sermon they hear from week to week at church. Others think that sermons are just different topics of self-help every week from their pastor as a counselor. So, we must first of all focus students onto the focus of the Word: the glory of Christ. Continue reading

Christocentrism #1 – Luke 24: “Jesus Christ is the Center of Scripture”

Free files for fellow youth pastors:

1-Luke-24-through-the-bible-in-7-miles (mp3 file)

1 – Luke 24 (handout pdf)

1-luke-24 (ppt)

           It raised the phrase “a walk to remember” to a new level.  When I was a youth leader in Tuscaloosa, the youth pastor and I took a group of graduated senior guys to the beach.  The youth pastor warned them of my love to walk the beach for miles and hours, but they still joined me.  We began our journey at 10am with the sun to our backs, and at high noon we headed back as the sun had crossed over the sky and was at our backs again.  One not-so-lucky walker started feeling really hot later that night and found that he was severely sunburned. After being confined to a couch with a near-by fan, food, and a videogame controller for the rest of the week at the beach house, one of the guys found a strong pain reliever in his bag on the last night of the trip.  It sure made my friend feel better, but he was ticked it wasn’t found until the last day.