Lead a Weblog for Young Adult Leaders
For 2000 years, missionaries have courageously sought to take the message and make it understandable. Through these two millennia, changing cultures have impacted the church and its missional strategies. Conversely, in many cases, the church has also impacted culture. The reason ministry models have to change is because they have an unchanging message that must be conveyed in a changing world.
When it comes to the hard, scary, and uncertain circumstances of your life, I propose that you model the posture of my son, Hayden. Simply hold close to the Father. Whether in your personal walk or your public ministry, hold close to Him. He provides comfort, rest, and protection. He will never let you go.
For the past six years, I have immersed myself in the plight of the poorest of the urban poor. Through my work with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, I began a series of short-term mission projects where young adults have the opportunity to live and work in slum communities. My family and I spent a summer in a garbage city on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, where residents must make their living off of other people’s trash.
People unaffiliated with the church told us a discussion format would be a much bigger attraction to Bible study than a lecture format. The problem is this tends to scare the daylights out of the average Bible study leader. Use these six tips and take a risk. See if moving to a discussion-oriented study transforms your teaching and takes the people in your group to a new level of biblical learning and application in their lives.