Endorsed by Doug Fields, Bo Boshers, Jim Burns and Josh McDowell. Here's what Doug Fields said: "I believe that this potentially controversial book will really help youth leaders embrace the timeless truths of Scripture as still immensely relevant to a postmodern culture. Greg... teaches youth ministry philosophy in a story approach that's easy to read, fun and challenging."
The strong and spicy heat of the gospel is the secret to effective and exciting ministry—just look at the early Church! Gospel advancement was at the heart of the early believers’ discipleship, and the book of Acts gives us a vibrant picture of God’s plan to use us to build His kingdom.
In Gospelize Your Youth Ministry, Greg Stier unpacks the model found in the book of Acts, unveiling the key ingredients present within the early Church that fueled its vibrancy, spiritual depth and exponential growth. Today, youth leaders can blend these same basic ingredients together—customized to their own context and style—to create a gospelized youth ministry that results in dynamic kingdom growth.
Have you ever read the book of Acts and wondered, “Why not here? Why not now? Why not me?” If you haven’t asked yourself those questions, you should! You have the same mission, the same gospel message and the same Holy Spirit living inside you, so there’s no reason you can’t have the same results!
Learn how to put the same focus and effort into making and multiplying disciples as the early Church, using the gospel as the kick. Move your ministry from meeting-driven to mission-driven, from routine to transformational. Discover how to nurture the transformational advancement of the gospel both in and through your students. Then watch your youth group grow in ways you never imagined, both spiritually and numerically!
Spice up your youth ministry and (re)discover the joy, excitement and transformation you’ve been longing to see—and that Jesus promised!
Once you get a taste, nothing else will satisfy.
Firing Jesus takes you on an intriguing imaginary journey to explore how Jesus might lead as a youth pastor in the 21st Century...and how the church would likely respond. The reactions, political maneuvering and plot twists that ensue will keep you riveted and get you thinking, “Could this happen at my church?”
Endorsed by Derwin Gray, Rick Lawrence and Reggie Dabbs.