The statistics are grim: Rainer Research estimates that 70 percent of young people leave the church by age 22, and according to the Barna Group that figure increases to 80 percent by age 30. Kara Powell, the executive director of the Fuller Youth Institute, says that one thing churches can do to make a difference is to get kids actively involved in the life of the church before they graduate—and the best way to do this is by getting adults involved in their lives. Teen discipleship is essential to the life of the church and it is not limited to those designated as youth leaders. In fact, youth ministry expert Chap Clark suggests there should be at least five adults investing in the life of each youth group member in some way.
This 16-page resource is designed to help you go deeper as you build relationships with teenagers and help them grow in spiritual maturity.
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This Resource contains all of the following:
Biblical Principles of Teen Discipleship
What does it mean to grow fully devoted followers of Christ?
Developing a Relational Style of Youth Ministry
Build deeper relationships by spending time together.
Ten Commandments for Relationship Building
Avoid these common traps.
How to Connect with Students
Advice for being in, but not of, youth culture.
Checklist for Relationship Building
Focus on relationship, growth, and development with your teens.
Challenging the Hearts of Students Leaders
Nurture potential to grow student leaders.
The Importance of Intergenerational Discipleship
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