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The Seven Checkpoints For Youth Leaders

The Seven Checkpoints For Youth Leaders
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The Seven Checkpoints For Youth Leaders

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1. What's It All About? The Seven Checkpoints 2. Checkpoint #1: Authentic Faith 3. Checkpoint #2: Spiritual Disciplines 4. Checkpoint #3: Moral Boundaries 5. Checkpoint #4: Healthy Friendships 6. Checkpoint #5: Wise Choices 7. Checkpoint #6: Ultimate Authority 8. Checkpoint #7: Others First 9. Conclusion: Set In Stone

- Publisher What's It All About? The Seven Checkpoints Seven Principles Every Teenager Needs to Know It's a great time in history to work with teenagers! Youth ministry has slowly evolved into a profession of professionals. What was once considered the lowest rung on the ladder in most churches has now become a job that demands respect. The fight for the souls of our teenagers has intensified. Because parents and church leaders see this, respect for the position of youth minister has increased. We have entered the race with the likes of Hollywood and MTV for the minds and hearts of teenagers. To keep pace, youth ministries across the country have put a great deal of effort into creating the best context for youth ministry. We all want our ministry environments to be student-friendly. To that end we have produced camps, conferences, and weekly meetings that rival rock concerts in sight and sound. We want to speak to teenagers in their language, and many media resources have risen to help us. The Christian music industry has grown from a slighted "phase" to a powerful influence. Our push for relevancy has produced hits in the mainstream by artists like Sixpence None the Richer, DC Talk, and P.O.D. Quality videos and television shows have been designed to help students understand who Jesus is and how to deal with the issues that are unique to their stage of life. These new and relevant approaches to reaching the student culture are needed and refreshing. They are especially refreshing to those of us who've spent countless hours trying to convince the generation before us that an anapestic beat won't send kids to hell. But as is usually the case during a time of transition, the pendulum has swung past the point of balance. While we have been consumed by context, the content of what we invest in students has taken a backseat. Most of us have spent little time determining what our students need to know before they graduate from high school. Our days are spent planning activities and designing camp T-shirts. Often the core of what we want students to learn gets lost in the shuffle. Think for a moment about the class of students you just graduated from your ministry. What are the four or five key concepts, principles, or lessons you believe they walked away with as a result of their time under your leadership? As you consider that list, ask yourself: Are these the principles you set out years ago to instill in the hearts of the students under your watch? Or did they pick them up by chance? The Ever-Raging Battle Our students are being raised in an entertainment-oriented culture. Just about every morsel of relevant or irrelevant information they pick up is being served to them on a platter designed to stimulate the senses. If it doesn't entertain them, they aren't interested. This is why so many of us have rushed to create high energy, entertainment-driven contexts for our ministries. And so we should -- as long as the content doesn't suffer. But it is hard to stay content-focused when the "show" takes up so much time and energy. How do we keep substance in the driver's seat? What can we do to keep the music from drowning out the message? How do we ensure that our students walk away from our youth ministries equipped to enter the next important stage of their lives? Context vs. Content This book is not about context. This book is about substance. It is about content. This book is about what you should communicate to your students, not how to communicate it. It is about instilling timeless principles into the hearts of teenagers to better equip them to live in their ever-changing culture. Most youth leaders struggle with a lack of direction when it comes to the substance or content they are investing in their students. If you are like me, dozens and dozens of marketing pieces advertising new cur

- Publisher Imagine meeting with the parents of your students and showing them the seven principles that serve as the foundation for all you will teach your kids.^Imagine having a content calendar that can be used to guide the development of your activity calendar throughout the year.^Imagine having a handful of carefully crafted principles to choose from in developing the theme of every camp of retreat.^These are just a few of the advantages of adopting the seven-checkpoints strategy. But the greatest advantage is this: You will know that you are doing more than providing exciting activities -- you are changing lives for eternity.A New Strategy for Youth Ministry^Andy Stanley and Stuart Hall, both respected and effective leaders in the Christian Community, have developed a ground-breaking, dynamic plan for youth ministry of the coming decades. "The Seven Checkpoints for Youth Leaders" and the companion "The Seven Checkpoints Student Journal" presents a plan for a student's entire career

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1. What's It All About? The Seven Checkpoints 2. Checkpoint #1: Authentic Faith 3. Checkpoint #2: Spiritual Disciplines 4. Checkpoint #3: Moral Boundaries 5. Checkpoint #4: Healthy Friendships 6. Checkpoint #5: Wise Choices 7. Checkpoint #6: Ultimate Authority 8. Checkpoint #7: Others First 9. Conclusion: Set In Stone
- Publisher

What's It All About? The Seven Checkpoints Seven Principles Every Teenager Needs to Know It's a great time in history to work with teenagers! Youth ministry has slowly evolved into a profession of professionals. What was once considered the lowest rung on the ladder in most churches has now become a job that demands respect. The fight for the souls of our teenagers has intensified. Because parents and church leaders see this, respect for the position of youth minister has increased. We have entered the race with the likes of Hollywood and MTV for the minds and hearts of teenagers. To keep pace, youth ministries across the country have put a great deal of effort into creating the best context for youth ministry. We all want our ministry environments to be student-friendly. To that end we have produced camps, conferences, and weekly meetings that rival rock concerts in sight and sound. We want to speak to teenagers in their language, and many media resources have risen to help us. The Christian music industry has grown from a slighted "phase" to a powerful influence. Our push for relevancy has produced hits in the mainstream by artists like Sixpence None the Richer, DC Talk, and P.O.D. Quality videos and television shows have been designed to help students understand who Jesus is and how to deal with the issues that are unique to their stage of life. These new and relevant approaches to reaching the student culture are needed and refreshing. They are especially refreshing to those of us who've spent countless hours trying to convince the generation before us that an anapestic beat won't send kids to hell. But as is usually the case during a time of transition, the pendulum has swung past the point of balance. While we have been consumed by context, the content of what we invest in students has taken a backseat. Most of us have spent little time determining what our students need to know before they graduate from high school. Our days are spent planning activities and designing camp T-shirts. Often the core of what we want students to learn gets lost in the shuffle. Think for a moment about the class of students you just graduated from your ministry. What are the four or five key concepts, principles, or lessons you believe they walked away with as a result of their time under your leadership? As you consider that list, ask yourself: Are these the principles you set out years ago to instill in the hearts of the students under your watch? Or did they pick them up by chance? The Ever-Raging Battle Our students are being raised in an entertainment-oriented culture. Just about every morsel of relevant or irrelevant information they pick up is being served to them on a platter designed to stimulate the senses. If it doesn't entertain them, they aren't interested. This is why so many of us have rushed to create high energy, entertainment-driven contexts for our ministries. And so we should -- as long as the content doesn't suffer. But it is hard to stay content-focused when the "show" takes up so much time and energy. How do we keep substance in the driver's seat? What can we do to keep the music from drowning out the message? How do we ensure that our students walk away from our youth ministries equipped to enter the next important stage of their lives? Context vs. Content This book is not about context. This book is about substance. It is about content. This book is about what you should communicate to your students, not how to communicate it. It is about instilling timeless principles into the hearts of teenagers to better equip them to live in their ever-changing culture. Most youth leaders struggle with a lack of direction when it comes to the substance or content they are investing in their students. If you are like me, dozens and dozens of marketing pieces advertising new cur
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Imagine meeting with the parents of your students and showing them the seven principles that serve as the foundation for all you will teach your kids.^Imagine having a content calendar that can be used to guide the development of your activity calendar throughout the year.^Imagine having a handful of carefully crafted principles to choose from in developing the theme of every camp of retreat.^These are just a few of the advantages of adopting the seven-checkpoints strategy. But the greatest advantage is this: You will know that you are doing more than providing exciting activities -- you are changing lives for eternity.A New Strategy for Youth Ministry^Andy Stanley and Stuart Hall, both respected and effective leaders in the Christian Community, have developed a ground-breaking, dynamic plan for youth ministry of the coming decades. "The Seven Checkpoints for Youth Leaders" and the companion "The Seven Checkpoints Student Journal" presents a plan for a student's entire career
- Publisher

Meet the Authors

Andy Stanley

Andy Stanley is a pastor, communicator, author, and the founder of North Point Ministries, Inc. (NPM). Since its inception in 1995, North Point Ministries has grown from one campus to three in the Atlanta area, and has helped plant fourteen strategic partner churches throughout the United States. Each Sunday, over 20,000 adults attend worship services at one of NPM's three campuses, North Point Community Church, Browns Bridge Community Church, and Buckhead Church.

Andy's books include It Came From Within; Communicating for a Change; Making Vision Stick; Visioneering; Next Generation Leader and most recently The Grace of God. Andy lives in Alpharetta, Georgia, with his wife, Sandra, and their three children

Stuart Hall

Stuart Hall is the founder and director of Dash Student Leadership, Inc., a nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise the standard of influence among America's students by developing students as spiritual leaders. His more than fifteen years of youth ministry experience include leading three highly successful local church youth ministries and working with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He and his wife, Kellee, reside in Cumming, Georgia, with their three children.

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  • Catalogue Code 174562
  • Product Code 1582291772
  • EAN 9781582291772
  • Pages 272
  • Department Ministry
  • Category Youth Ministry
  • Sub-Category Youth Leaders
  • Publisher Howard Books Publishing
  • Publication Date Apr 2006
  • Sales Rank #30316
  • Dimensions 215 x 144 x 26 mm
  • Weight 0.366kg

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