AFLC Youth Ministries exists to win teens to Christ, to build them up by God's Word and God's love, to equip them to live and to share their faith, resulting in the multiplying of maturing teen disciples of Jesus.
To encourage youth leaders and caring adults in this pursuit, each month AFLC Youth Ministries features three ideas:
- * 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 it for you to nibble on for sharing Jesus with this generation of youth.
Check 'em out and enjoy!
Moment of the Month
“How Many Kings” by Downhere
I enjoy all the songs of this season. From classic carols to modern retellings, I find Christmas tunes bring a powerful method to reflect on Immanuel. I was recently in a conversation of five people and no one else had heard of this song. I admit that I was surprised, so it must be time to refresh it. This lyric video provides a way to listen and to see the message of what our Triune God has done “All for me / All for you.”
Link of the Month
NAE “Rural Church” Podcast
The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) November 15, 2018 edition is entitled “Today’s Conversation: Everything You Need to Know about Pastoring Rural Churches.” The webpage cites 46 million Americans live in rural counties. From an informal scan of the location of AFLC congregations, many of our local churches are in this context. You will not agree with everything in these 39-minutes, but it may prompt some thoughts to wrestle with while sharing Jesus with teens and their families in your context.
Taste of the Month
“Disciplemaking Genius of Jesus” Book
Our friends at Cadre Ministries have been featured in the YM Update over the years. They are concerned with Jesus-centered disciple-making. This book compiles a number of their insights from studying Scripture and from applying truths with congregations.
P. S. Dave and Rennie Garda, some of the contributors to this print edition, will be teachers at FLY 2019. We are looking forward to following Jesus together!