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Becoming a New Testament Leader: Biblical Reflections for Training Youth Ministry Leaders

Becoming a New Testament Leader: Biblical Reflections for Training Youth Ministry Leaders

by Dan McGill, Dan McGill

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Youth leaders seek an answer to the question, "How can I seek my own conversion and better serve youth by using the wisdom of the New Testament?" Becoming a New Testament Leader connects youth leaders' need to know the New Testament with the need to perfect their ministry skills.

Forty-five reflections speak to real issues, such as facing defeat, dealing with hard questions, and building unity. At the same time, they give an overview of the main themes of the New Testament.

Becoming a New Testament Leader is simple, practical, and effective. Each book of the New Testament has from one to three reflections, each beginning with a focusing Scripture passage and followed by a simple presentation on a theme from that book of the Bible. Following the commentary is a page of reflection questions to help youth leaders apply the theme to their ministry with youth in a practical context.

This book is also useful for individual reading and reflection. Both veteran and developing youth leaders as well as youth ministers, teachers, pastors, education directors, counselors, and others will benefit from its focus on every Christian's call to conversion as a foundation for ministry.

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ISBN-13: 9780884896883
Publisher: Saint Mary's Press
Publication date: 06/28/2002
Pages: 101
Product dimensions: 8.64(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.26(d)

Table of Contents

The Gospel According to Matthew
Reflection 1Ministry Starts with Prayer12
Reflection 2Living from the Heart14
Reflection 3Stay with the Goal16
The Gospel According to Mark
Reflection 4You Give Them Something to Eat18
Reflection 5You Can't Reach Everyone20
Reflection 6Facing Total Defeat22
The Gospel According to Luke
Reflection 7Maturing as a Youth Leader24
Reflection 8Too Busy for God26
Reflection 9Relational Ministry28
The Gospel According to John
Reflection 10Showing Respect and Listening30
Reflection 11Dealing with the Hard Questions32
Reflection 12The Heart of the Gospel34
The Acts of the Apostles
Reflection 13Shared Prayer and Stewardship36
Reflection 14Dealing with Division38
The Letter to the Romans
Reflection 15Overcoming the Frustration of Sin40
Reflection 16Leading Youth to Moral Integrity42
The First Letter to the Corinthians
Reflection 17Building Unity44
Reflection 18Sexual Morality and Love46
The Second Letter to the Corinthians
Reflection 19Something Is Better Than Nothing48
The Letter to the Galatians
Reflection 20Welcoming Cultural Differences50
Reflection 21Developing Spirituality in Youth Leaders52
The Letter to the Ephesians
Reflection 22Supporting Families54
The Letter to the Philippians
Reflection 23Give Positive Feedback56
Reflection 24Be Willing to Change Direction58
The Letter to the Colossians
Reflection 25Religious Fads and Soap Opera Living60
The First Letter to the Thessalonians
Reflection 26More Than Gimmicks62
Reflection 27Dealing with Death64
The Second Letter to the Thessalonians
Reflection 28Training Youth to Be Responsible66
The First Letter to Timothy
Reflection 29The Universality of God's Love68
Reflection 30The Character of the Youth Leader70
The Second Letter to Timothy
Reflection 31Remaining Steadfast72
The Letter to Titus
Reflection 32Recruiting Other Leaders74
The Letter to Philemon
Reflection 33Respecting Boundaries76
Reflection 34Honestly Address Problems78
The Letter to the Hebrews
Reflection 35Take Hope in Christ and the Saints80
The Letter of James
Reflection 36Put Your Faith into Practice82
Reflection 37Maturing Spiritually as a Leader84
The First Letter of Peter
Reflection 38Facing Violence86
The Second Letter of Peter
Reflection 39Resisting False Teachers88
The First Letter of John
Reflection 40Measuring Our Love for God90
Reflection 41There Is No Fear in Love92
The Second and Third Letters of John
Reflection 42Disagreement in the Church94
The Letter of Jude
Reflection 43Learning How to Handle Freedom96
The Revelation to John
Reflection 44Embracing Mystery98
Reflection 45Passing the Torch100

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