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"DAVID MIERS is reported to be in the top 10 cage fighters in Gosford. He has some serious dish washing skills and thinks that Elizabeth Bennet is hot. Although he thinks that his wife Rowena is hotter. David works in youth ministry for a great church. Likes to: speak in third person, watch and play soccer, eat food and surf the web. He has never watched Star Wars."

Youth Ministry: loving God and teenagers

I love youth ministry. There are two key elements to youth ministry. God. Teenagers. Loving youth ministry involves loving teenagers (the 'youth' bit) and loving God (the 'ministry' bit). I love teenagers. I love God.

It's my hope that this blog would include some of my insights and experiences of youth ministry as well as comments from others with a love for God and teenagers.

A CALL: If you know of any bloggers who are involved in youth ministry and/or keen to talk about it - send them my way!!! I'm particularly keen for those in the Australian context... but not exclusively.

I will keep updating this when new ones come
So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us. (1Thess 2:8 esv)

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  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    Friday, October 13, 2006 10:34:00 am  

    Have you listened to the second online lecture yet? I had a listen this week, and am going to post about it soon. But I'm not sure I agree with his take on the homogeneous unit principle. I don't see why youth have to necesarily meet with non youth in order to have unity with them. In my mind they have unity through being united to Christ regardless of whether they meet with non-youth, or not. top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Friday, October 13, 2006 10:36:00 am  

    is that the 'because youth ministry is a calling' one??? top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    Friday, October 13, 2006 1:53:00 pm  

    yeah that's the one. I didn't mind the calling bit. top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    Friday, October 13, 2006 2:11:00 pm  

    i wasn't drawing attention to the calling bit... just that's what the title of the lecture was called.

    i think i need to listen again and not do other things while listening... but actually take notes... and then i could eassily post the notes... good thinking dave!

    on the homogeneous thing... i will need to listen again... but i without thinking about the idea of unity in the Bible... there are pragmatic reasons why it's important to have them in hooked in with a bigger picture. the problem with para-church movements in the 80-90s (and now too I guess) is that they were isolated from the rest of the body. so when they graduated from the program they graduated from Christianity as well!

    i'm aware that we need to work even harder to make sure our yr7-9s are hooked in with morning church and families and that yr10-12s are hooked in with nite church so that it's not a hard transition upon leaving school.

    anyway... i will need to listen to the talk again.

    peaceout top

  • Blogger Shawn says so:
    Thursday, March 01, 2007 9:03:00 am  

    came across your blog and had to say its refreshing to see the things you've written. Keep yup the good work! top