Each month Youth Ministries feature three Features of the Month.
- Moment of the Month features our fun youth ministry finds, you will see everything from movie trailers to magazine ads to YouTube videos.
- Link of the Month features a recommended youth ministry site.
- Taste of the Month features a taste of training or something we think would be worth you to nibble on for sharing Jesus with this generation of youth.
Check em’ out and enjoy!
Moment of the Month
Youth Workers Weekends
The first offering is January 9-11 in Minneapolis. This retreat will feature excellent training from the AFLC and Tiger McLuen with Recharge as well as encouraging conversations. You will receive and you will contribute to others. You are needed around the table! The best rate is secured by December 12.
Link of the Month
Introducing Daniel Keinanen
The AFLC Youth Board rejoices at the Lord’s leading Mr. Daniel Keinanen to accept the new role as FLY Convention Coordinator beginning January 1, 2015. Daniel will serve AFLC Youth Ministries part-time to provide administrative guidance and Biblical vision alongside of the elected FLY Committee. Mr. Keinanen will continue in his full-time ministry as Youth & Worship Pastor at Christ is Lord Free Lutheran Church in Onalaska, WI. Daniel is an eight-year veteran of the FLY Committee serving as 1st Vice President and President during those years. Daniel and his wife Kelly have three children and he can be reached at [email protected].
Taste of the Month
Accelerate Student Evangelism
Daniel Keinanen and I attended the National Network of Youth Ministries (NNYM) summit on student evangelism called “Accelerate”. 200 people from denominations, para-church organizations, and area networks gathered to pray and to share ways on pursuing the Great Commission among teens in Dallas, TX. With the handle “every school, every student”, here are 4 fast snapshots that have stuck with me from sessions and discussions:
Greg Stier (Dare2Share) – “We are not really discipling, if we are not leading teens to be dependent on the Gospel.”
Tony Souder (Pray For Me) – “We can find accessible ways for adults to be engaged in teens’ lives through prayer.”
Darryl Smith (Cru High School) – “Do we really believe that the God of the universe is not ‘God Somebody’, but ‘God Almighty’?”
Doug Clark (NNYM) – “We need to move from seeing students as OBJECTS of ministry to AGENTS of ministry.”