By Kent Julian
As formative years staff, all of us have our vision---the plan we are hoping to make actual in our ministries---to swap the lives of youngsters as we introduce them to Jesus. yet how frequently have you ever chanced on your self pondering in case your photograph is simply wrong---or pondering you simply do not know easy methods to make your ministry fit what you envision? In one hundred and one rules for Making Disciples on your early life workforce you will discover the belief of ACTS to create a disciple-making ministry with the weather had to create an atmosphere essential to domesticate this venture. ACTS represents every little thing a missional early life ministry should be approximately: *Adoration---More than an act, this can be a way of life that's fleshed out in expressions of prayerful dependence, deep gratitude, and expectancy in what God can do. *Community---This is an environment of real being concerned, actual relationships, and harmony according to Christ's love for his Church and the Church's love for each other. *Truth-and-Grace---The foundation of every little thing that's taught and valued, it is a surroundings the place God's be aware is the traditional and primary to trust and behaviour. *Serving-and-Sharing---As a life-style, serving includes supporting the entire individual via ministering to either believers and the misplaced through assembly their wishes, in addition to verbally sharing God's message of grace. As you dig into every one element of ACTS, you will discover Jesus' sort and spot how he cultivated every one point in his personal ministry. Then you are going to discover the adolescence ministry sort of every one element, the place you will discover 25 hands-on, easy-to-implement principles on tips to domesticate an identical point on your context with a view to create an atmosphere of disciple-making that at last suits your ministry.
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Once you have clearly zoomed in on that mental picture—click. • Cultivating an environment conducive to God transforming lives is like the process of all the colors and chemicals coagulating over time to bring the Polaroid picture into focus. It’s the second creation (the physical creation) of the first creation (the mental creation). POLAROID MINISTRY The youth ministry I led used an acronym to help us articulate the disciple-making picture we wanted to create. The acronym finds it’s meaning in another ministry story shared in the next chapter—the story of Jesus and the early church.
Yes, Jesus had cultivated the right ingredients during his public ministry. He had invested well in his followers, and they were now ready to be the movement of the redeemed. They understood their role in the disciple-making process, and from Pentecost onward, they were fully engaged. What did Jesus’ vivid, crystal-clear, fully developed disciple-making picture look like? Snapshots fill the pages of the book of Acts, but the clearest print is in Acts 2:42-47. They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
Second, each crystal-clear, vibrant element of the photo plays a role in seeing the vision become reality. These elements act as soil and seeds in the transformational environment that, over time, cultivates the vision. That’s it—Polaroidstyle envisioning in its simplest terms. A cheesy term, perhaps—but a powerful concept. JESUS’ PRIMARY MISSION Before diving into the 101 practical ideas, we should discuss some foundational principles of Jesus’ ministry. For years I was taught, as you probably were, that Jesus’ earthly purpose was to save the world from sin.
101 Ideas for Making Disciples in Your Youth Group by Kent Julian