Category Archives: Multi-generational/Orange Ministry

Another Way to Do Youth Ministry Campus Ministry Ministry: Some Thought Questions

Tim Schmoyer, at “Life in Student Ministry,” has posted “6 Ways to Integrate Teens into Your Church.” Here are the six — 1. Serve in the church service. 2. Invite teenagers to youth leader meetings. 3. Encourage your Sr. Pastor … Continue reading

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Another Way to Do Youth Ministry Campus Ministry Ministry: A Vision for Doing Ministry Together

[This was presented to our congregation last Sunday morning by one of our elders. I’ve edited the text slightly to eliminate references that would make no sense to those not familiar with our ministers and ministries. This is kind of … Continue reading

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A Different Way to Do Teen Ministry Campus Ministry Church: Brass Tacks

Okay. It’s time to get down to brass tacks. What would a better teen program look like? Well, it would start with a better church. Teens can only grow up to be disciples in a church filled with disciples. Therefore, … Continue reading

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A Different Way to Do Teen Ministry Campus Ministry Church: God’s Story

In the last post of this series, I quoted Reggie Joiner, who said, One of the reasons some students are walking away from the church is that they have found something more exciting. When there is nothing dangerous or adventurous … Continue reading

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A Different Way to Do Teen Ministry Campus Ministry Church: Orange

We need to talk about Orange. I’m a fan of Orange. I don’t think it’s the complete solution to the problems churches have with teen ministry, but it’s a major step in the right direction. But I have to warn … Continue reading

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A Different Way to Do Teen Ministry Campus Ministry Church: The Red Bull Gospel

From Drew Dyck at The Leadership Journal, Over the past year I’ve conducted dozens of interviews with 20-somethings who have walked away from their Christian faith. Among the most surprising findings was this: nearly all of these “leavers” reported having … Continue reading

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A Different Way to Do Teen Ministry Campus Ministry Church, On Gittin’ ‘R Done

The putting-into-effect process Most churches have a deacon or a committee in charge of missions. Usually there’s an elder with oversight of that ministry or who just has a heart for missions. (Not many churches do missions without such an … Continue reading

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A Different Way to Do Teen Ministry Campus Ministry Church, On Hiring Ministers

I get emails — I am on the search committee for a new children’s minister and in our brainstorming sessions, we have discussed what it might look like to have a more integrated ministry of our children from birth through … Continue reading

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A Different Way to Do Teen Ministry Campus Ministry Church, Wrapping Up

Imagine that you’re a minister founding a congregation’s first youth ministry. Quite naturally, you’re going to ask what all church leaders should ask: What is the purpose of this ministry? How will I know whether the ministry is successful? What … Continue reading

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A Different Way to Do Teen Ministry Campus Ministry Church, What This is Not

Family-centered ministry. Some congregations have seen the problem with overly segregating teens from adults and so have responded by having families do events and projects together. It’s a good idea. But it’s not the best idea. I mean it has … Continue reading

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