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Youth Ministry Manual

Youth Ministry Manual

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Published by David L Amsler
This is a youth ministry manual created especially for volunteer youth leaders when I was the district youth director.
This is a youth ministry manual created especially for volunteer youth leaders when I was the district youth director.

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Published by: David L Amsler on May 18, 2012
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We Build Students
Reach students to Christ 
Teach / Disciple students 
Mobilize students
Kentucky Teenagers …
… our mission field
Letter from the District Youth Directorpage 3How Kentucky Youth Ministries
is supported page 4Kentucky Youth Ministries Guidepages 5-6The Minister of Youth
(Ministry Description)
pages 7-9Developing a Youth Ministrypage 10Youth Meetingspage 11Youth Ministry Basicspage 12Youth Sponsor Ministry Descriptionpage 13Principles of Delegation page 13Why Delegation Fails page 13Youth Ministry Hintspage 14Connecting with Teenagerspages 15-16Making Kids Laughpage 17Discipling Studentspages 18-21Speed the Light (
page 22Fine Arts Festival
page 23Teen Bible Quiz
page 24 Ambassadors In Mission
page 25Youth Alive Campus Missions (
page 26Preaching to Teenagerspage 27Clip Artpage 28Kentucky Youth Ministries Calendar of Eventspage 29
Kentucky Youth MinistriesKentucky Youth Ministries
Kentucky District Council Assemblies of God Youth Ministries, David L. Amsler
 , directo
P.O. Box 959 * Crestwood, Kentucky* 40014-0959* (502) 241-7111, ext. 2* (502) 241-7112 (fax)
Dear Pastor or Youth Leader  After more than twenty-five years of full time youth ministry I believe I can sum up what it takes toreach teenagers. In fact, one just needs to answer three questions that American teenager is asking(albeit usually non-verbally) of you in relationship to your ministry. If you fail to get the answer rightyou will not reach them. If you can answer the following questions to their satisfaction you will earnthe right to be heard. They are asking of you;
1) Do you like me?
That means “do you have time for me?” It means “when I am in your presencedo you like to hang around me?” or am “I a burden to you?” The Bible says that Jesus chose histwelve disciples that “they might be with him.” It takes time spent with to impact students. Much of that time must be outside the four walls of the church. That is the major reason why planning studentactivities are important. The primary purpose of youth activities are not for simply keeping kidsoccupied … it is to be able for loving adults to develop godly relationships with teenagers and tomodel Christian lifestyle to them.
2) Are you for real?
Teenagers need to know if what you say you believe you really do. Teenagersdon’t hear very well, but they see really good – and they are watching you. They need to SEE what areal Christian looks like. The way you treat authority in your life is the way they will treat you as their authority. If you are badmouthing other Christian leaders they will talk against you. The only way for them to know if you are for real is if you show them. Again, that requires a commitment of time.
3) Is God for real?
Young people love the bright lights and loud sounds of a multi-media world,but we can never get the lights bright enough or the music loud enough to satisfy the soul of the American teenager. Go ahead and use appropriate methods of reaching students. Just remember however, our clout is spiritual. Young people are hungry for God. There is something in students thatcries out to know God. Paul said
"My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasivewords, but with a demonstration of the Spirit's power, {5} so that your faith might not rest on men'swisdom, but on God's power 
." (1 Corinthians 2:4-5 NIV)The Word of God preached and taught with the anointing of the Holy Spirit impacts teenagers in lifechanging ways. Preach the Word of God to them and offer them meaningful altar experiences wherethey will hear a call to 1) Repentance 2) The Baptism in the Holy Spirit 3) A life of service.I believe you have everything you need to reach teenagers. A heart for God and a heart for studentswill “rattle their cage.”Sincerely,David L. Amsler Kentucky Youth Ministries
Kentucky Youth Ministries Support

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