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If you're going to work with students in a PG church, it’s important that you understand the point of youth ministry in the first place.

Key Points:

  • The goal of youth ministry is helping students become “full circle” followers of Jesus.
  • The center of youth ministry is the student group. On the fringe are large group, retreats, events, etc.
  • A student group is two or more students talking through topics from or
  • Launching student groups is simple: adult leaders lead student leaders, student leaders lead students, and eventually those students become the student leaders. 

Quote This:

Matthew 28:19-20 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.

See Also: Student Ministry

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Did you attend youth group as a student? If so, what was your youth group like?
  3. Consider a “full circle” Christian. Where do most of your students stand right now on that circle?
  4. What is at the center of your youth ministry right now? What are some of the activities on the “fringe”? 
  5. In your own words, describe a “student group”. How is it different from a traditional small group or Bible study?
  6. If you were to launch a student group today, who would be in it? How long do you think it would take for them to launch their own student group?
  7. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

This is part of the Student Ministry 101 series.