Monday, September 12, 2011

    Missional Youth Ministry Book Give-away

    We're celebrating and that means a free book for one of our faithful readers!

    We are pleased to announce that our new text, Missional Youth Ministry: Moving from Gathering Teenagers to Scattering Disciples, has already reached a second printing after just a few months in publication.  

    We are thankful and honored by all those who have purchased the book and let us know how it has been helpful in their ministries.

    In celebration of this second printing, we invite our readers to enter a drawing for a free copy of the text.  To enter, all we ask you to do is let us know what your first study, program, or thematic focus will be with your youth this fall. Share your plans either by submitting a response to this post or by emailing us at brianskirk@yahoo.com.  We'll share all responses later on this blog.  Entries need to be received by Friday, Sept. 16

    25 comments:

    mshedden said...

    This year our focus will be getting to known the arch of the Bible.

    Karla Miller said...

    our focus will be service as related to justice...and congratulations!

    Rev. Kevin said...

    in sept we are focussing on building the culture of our youth group through teambuilding, covenant making, etc. in october we will focus on loss and grief because of some tragic losses that our teens experiened over the summer.

    kolby said...

    hey guys,

    congrats on the second printing! my theme for the first two weeks is called: life transformed. It is testimony driven.

    kolby said...

    hey guys,

    congrats on your book going to second printing. My theme for the fall is called: life transformed. It is testimony driven.

    Luke Hillman said...

    Hey,really been blessed by the blog! Looking forward to the 2nd edition.

    I am taking our group through the "how to" of missional living in school, home, and church, while keeping Jesus' relational life as our model.

    Rainey said...

    Congrats on the book!
    Our theme of study for this school year. So the first unit is: Who is God? We will talk about God as Creator, God as one who keeps promises, the language we use to talk about God, etc. etc. Should be fun!

    Beth said...

    I'm teaching ideas adapted from Stomping out the Darkness by Neil Anderson. We're looking at our identity in Christ and changing our thinking.

    Travis Walker said...

    This year our weekly gathering will be going through the book of Jonah and our small groups are going through "Crazy Love"- Our whole church has a theme of "commissioned to love".

    Jeff said...

    Our theme for the year is "Who do you say I am?" and we are now looking at Jesus' life, death, and resurrection. (And the book is on my Amazon wish list, regardless!)

    Jeff said...

    We are looking at Christ's life, death, and resurrection to start the fall. The whole year is under the theme of "Who do you say I am?"

    Brock Paulk said...

    This quarter we're doing the History of God's people, helping our students understand God's faithfulness to and relationship with his people over time.

    Joel Egger said...

    It's kind of ironic... I truly want my youth group to be more about mission work community involvement that the previous year. After only having the Youth Director gig for a year now, going on my first two mission trips with my youth this last summer (LA and KC) I was deeply moved by watching THEM serve others and simply be examples of God's grace... I was the novice when it came to mission trips and my youth really showed me how it's done! I want to continue the tradition of service and justice and kindness and compassion.

    Congrats on the book sales!

    thecorefbc said...

    Yay books,

    Our focus starting off, has been on christian morality in a morally gray world.

    Rachel said...

    Our motto this year is Know (God), Grow (in Faith), Go (to serve).

    The Clarks said...

    This fall we are going through Jesus' parables and getting a deep look of what the Kingdom of God looks like and what that means for our lives.

    Young Youth pastor said...

    just being hired at a church as the there first full time youth pastor, I am going to do my best to build the program into a more mission/service oriented program. We will begin this approach starting next week!!

    kneecoalgrace said...

    To kick off the fall, we are doing a church wide series titled "Not a Fan" . Following this series, our mid-week services will titled "Who Do You Say That I Am" and will be focused on different roles and aspects of Jesus. Meanwhile, our life groups will begin a Bible Study in the book of Genesis.

    petra240 said...

    B.L.I.T.Z: our september to December theme is Called out and Sent out.

    Regina said...

    We are focusing on studying other religions as to gain respect for other people. One of those will also be focusing on Christianity and what we may not know about it.

    Aaron Kirkpatrick said...

    We have a small group meeting at a school whose focus is subversion. Each week they have assignments that subvert the strongholds of Satan in the culture of their school.

    Aaron Kirkpatrick said...

    This fall we have a small group meeting at a local high school whose focus is subversion. Each week the students have a mission that subtly subverts the strongholds Satan has established in the culture of their school.

    angie said...

    This year we are going to spend some time looking at what it looks like to follow Jesus in all aspects of our life.

    Forensicator said...

    Our study is on what it means to have and practice faith; we're interested in applying it concretely to matters such as relationships, peer pressure, parents, sin, and missions.

    Forensicator said...

    Our program this fall is covering faith and its concrete applications. We're starting with some concepts of faith (and what faith isn't), then talking about how it applies to peer pressure, family, friends, enemies, and missions.