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With such a limited time to spend with youth, it's important to instill in them a desire to help others pursue God.

Key Points:

  • The goal for youth ministry should be to make disciples who make disciples.
  • God wants every Christian to be a disciple who makes disciples.
  • You don’t have to be an adult to make a disciple.
  • Youth need help in becoming disciple-makers (2 Timothy 2:2).
  • The small group is the best place to grow disciples.

Quote This:

Matthew 28:18-20 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 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: Discipleship Culture

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Read 2 Timothy 2:2. Who in your life has taught you the most about following Jesus?
  3. What has been the “goal” of youth ministry at your church? Why is it important to have a goal?
  4. Has the ministry been achieving this goal? Explain.
  5. What is the role of church leaders in helping students become disciple-makers? What is the role of parents?
  6. Do you agree that “the small group is the best place to grow disciples”? Explain why or why not.
  7. What would it look like at your church to have a youth group full of students who want to make disciples?
  8. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.