31 Truths to Shape Your Youth Ministry

31 Truths to Shape Your Youth Ministry

by Richard Ross

Do you hunger to see teenagers who, for the glory of the Father and in the power of the Spirit, spend a lifetime embracing the full supremacy of the Son, responding to His majesty in all of life, inviting Christ to live His life through them, and joining Him in making disciples among all peoples?

Are you drawn toward writing that embraces that goal?

King Jesus channels much Kingdom impact through significant adults in the lives of teenagers. Those adults include youth leaders, parents, youth pastors, and members of the congregation who love and value teenagers.

This book is designed for each of those adults.

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Youth Ministry That Lasts a Lifetime

Youth Ministry That Lasts a Lifetime

Richard Ross

Youth ministry that doesn’t last a lifetime doesn’t matter very much.

The real criteria for evaluating youth ministry is this question: Are we consistently introducing teenagers to Jesus and then discipling most of them into believers who will, for a lifetime, love God, love people, and make disciples for the glory of God?

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The Senior Pastor and the Reformation of Youth Ministry

The Senior Pastor and the Reformation of Youth Ministry

Richard Ross

Only 10 percent of church teenagers become world-changing disciples. Why is the senior pastor the only one who adequately can address this crisis? Because some of the adults who have the greatest impact on teenagers are spiritually shallow. Church teenagers don't have a case of Moral Therapeutic Deism because the pizza got cold, but because some adults have a case of MTD.

Some of the most needed reformations involve systemic change that will ripple through the entire congregation. Even the brightest and most influential youth pastor cannot lead such change alone.

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30 Days: Turning the Hearts of Parents and Teenagers Toward Each Other

30 Days:
Turning the Hearts of Parents and Teenagers Toward Each Other

Richard Ross and Gus Reyes

To strengthen the connection between their hearts, one parent and one student commit to spending 10 minutes together for 30 evenings. Each evening they go somewhere they can be alone. They draw out the cards for that evening. Following the instructions on the cards, they say and do those things that have the greatest power to deepen relationships. This experience is designed for students junior high through college.

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Student Ministry and
the Supremacy of Christ

Richard Ross

The goal of student ministry is students who spend a lifetime embracing the full supremacy of the Son, responding to His majesty in all of life, inviting Christ to live His life through them, and joining Him in making disciples among all peoples.

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Student Ministry and the Supremacy of Christ
Parenting with Kingdom Purpose

Parenting with Kingdom Purpose

Ken Hemphill and Richard Ross

Parenting with Kingdom Purpose from youth ministry pioneer Richard Ross and respected Christian author Ken Hemphill will help parents answer the question, What is my child's purpose on planet Earth? Children and teenagers were created by God in his image that they might have a personal relationship with him. They were redeemed to so that they might advance Christ's kingdom by his power for his glory. This book presents parenting approaches that make it more likely that will be the outcome.

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Parenting Teens

Richard Ross and David Booth

Parenting Teens is a laminated pamphlet for parents developed to provide the information making it much more likely that teens will forever embrace the majesty and glory of Christ and join Him in many kingdom adventures. The authors seek to equip parents with valuable teaching that will result in teens who are spiritually alive through young adulthood and beyond. Parents will also find valuable insight into their own spiritual walk.

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Parenting Teens
Parent Checkup: Dad's & Mom;s Editions

Parent Checkup:
Dad's & Mom's Editions

Richard Ross

Parents of teens want to maintain a healthy relationship during this phase of life, but it is difficult. This full-color pamphlet contains six panels of insightful questions for parents to evaluate their parent-teen relationship honestly. The thirty-one questions address three key areas: relationships, faith, and spiritual leadership. The ultimate goal is to give parents a deeper understanding of how their teens view the relationship. With the knowledge obtained, they can build a stronger connection leading to discipleship and continued growth in the family.

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