Richard R. Dunn's Youth Ministry

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My main goal is to shape young people into disciples filled with Bible knowledge and to help send them out in the world to witness to the unsaved. I plan to do this by combining the discipleship model and the ministry model talked about by Richard R. Dunn in his book, “Reaching A Generation For Christ”. He states that the philosophy of the discipleship model as, “The discipleship model trains students to be God’s people in an ungodly world, equipped with Bible study and prayer skills developed in a caring atmosphere with a view to reproducing their Christian lives in other” (175). This philosophy would be fulfilled by small groups or “trainings” held on a weekly basis. I would like to keep a very close, relational youth group. It would probably …show more content…
When asked what are his goals for his youth ministry my old youth pastor, Mr. Beardsley, told me, “I want students to have a personal relationship with Jesus. Simply knowing about him is not enough, I want them to know him! To experience his presence and voice in their own lives and to recognize that they have a story to tell, a story that is a part of God’s story for mankind. As far as knowledge goes, I just want them to have an intimate knowledge of who he is, what he has done and how he calls them to live. There is a lot that goes into this knowledge, but that is really dependent on where they are at and how committed they are to learning. My hope is that our ministry can challenge, instruct and push them no matter where they are at in their …show more content…
Sometimes I would have them co-ed and others all boys and all girls. Co-ed small groups will be beneficial because it would bring the perspectives of both sexes to the table. They would be able to hear and understand each other 's point of view and learn how to work together as the body of christ and brothers and sisters. They would gain knowledge on how they can witness to someone of the opposite sex if that ever came up. Everyone is so different in their mindsets that it is good to hear from other people and it is good to be open to doing things they may think the group should try. You never know how it will work unless you give it a

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