"What would happen if we gave teenagers opportunities to serve and use their gifts in ministry prior to high school graduation? What if we poured into these young leaders, discipling them and doing ministry alongside of them, helping them grow spiritually, seeing and experiencing God working through them? What if we eased back on our ministry to students, supplementing it with ministry by students?" These compelling questions are at the heart of Ministry by Teenagers, and once authors McKee and Smith lay out the "what ifs" they combine their collective experience in youth ministry to provide a practical and detailed guide for "how to." The book is jam-packed with ideas, advice, and resources for: - Fostering discipleship - Building student leadership teams - Identifying student talent - Helping students discover and use their spiritual gifts - Creating service teams - Equipping students to reach their friends It's a must-have tool for youth workers who want to tap the gold mine of talent, passion, and leadership potential they see every day in young Christians.
About the Authors
Jonathan McKee, president of The Source for Youth Ministry, is the author of numerous books including Ministry By Teenagers, Connect, and the award winning book Do They Run When They See You Coming? Jonathan speaks and trains at conferences, churches and school assemblies, all while providing free resources for youth workers on his website, www.TheSource4YM.com.David R. Smith is a 15-year youth ministry veteran who helps youth workers and parents through his writing, training, and speaking. David specializes in sharing the gospel, and equipping others do the same. He provides free resources to anyone who works with teenagers on his website, DavidRSmith.org.