Monday, February 16, 2009

    YOUTH MINISTRY LINKS-O-RAMA

    Should you be scaring the Hell out of your youth? Jeremy doesn't think so and argues our main focus should be elsewhere. This blogger disagrees.

    Can you survive a disaster at sea? The Insight blog has a nifty team-building simulation that challenges your group to answer just that question. Check out Grahame's other excellent team building activities here.


    How web-savvy are you? Tim blogs from the UK and hosts this informative site focused on youth, social media, and change. These resources would be particularly helpful to youth leaders.

    Whoever said youth ministry was easy?
    Think serving a church youth ministry is aways happiness and light? Check out this sobering story of one youth pastor's struggle to stay in ministry while serving some very dysfunctional churches.

    Need a rest?
    The Livefish blog offers very thoughtful commentary and suggested resources to help you consider the question: "What would a youth ministry look like that focused on not only teaching, but practicing rest (which is an act of faith) alongside their young people?"

    2 comments:

    danielbrinton said...

    "Should you be scaring the Hell out of your youth? Jeremy doesn't think so and argues our main focus should be elsewhere. This blogger disagrees."

    I am "This blogger".

    I also do not believe that the we should "scare the Hell" out of youth. What I do say in my post, which you should read in its entirety prior to judging, is that one can no more ignore the doctrine of Hell than one can ignore the doctrines of Soteriology, Ecclesiology, Eschatology, Christology, or Theology Proper (or any other theological issues presented in Scripture).

    Daniel Brinton
    http://danielbrinton.wordpress.com/

    Brian said...

    Daniel, my apologies for using an attempt at humor in my title that improperly characterizes your post. I really just wanted to offer another point of view's to Jeremy's and I thought yours was well-reasoned. No offense intended by thanks for coming here to clarify your position.
    Peace,
    Brian