An Introduction to “Becoming Like Christ: Grounding Youth in Jesus”

Facilitator: Dale Tadlock 2011 Youth Ministry Forum Virginia Baptist Resource Center May 16, 2011 Sessions 2 and 3 I. How did this resource come about? A. Becoming Like Christ Series B. Grant and Design Process 1. Writing Team a. Marnie Fisher- Ingram (Passport Camps) b. Sam Hestorff (Logos Dei Church, Tampa, FL) c. Fran Patterson (Broadway Baptist Church, Fort Worth, TX) d. Dale Tadlock (First Baptist Church, Waynesboro, VA) 2. Production Team a. Bo Prosser (CBF, Director of Congregational Formation) b. Rick Bennett (CBF, Director of Congregational Formation) c. Judi Hayes (General Editor and Project Manager) II. Distinctives
(Copies of the Session Overviews Will Be Distributed at the Workshop)

Reinventing Discipleship

A. Holistic Approach to Evangelism and Discipleship B. Each Session’s Primary Biblical Texts Focus on One Gospel C. Sessions Address All Learning Styles D. Curriculum Keeps Jesus in His Jewish Context E. Sessions Give Nod to Rabbinical Method of Question and Story F. Flexible and Diverse Approaches to Session Topics


Using Stories to Disciple Students


Understanding the design features of the book A. Question of the Day B. Session Outline 1. God’s Story 2. Our Story 3. My Story C. Artwork D. Session Flexibility



(Copies of Becoming Like Christ: Grounding Youth in Jesus will be available throughout the Youth Ministry Forum. Copies will also be available during the workshop for perusal and purchase.)
Dale Tadlock is the Associate Pastor, Minister to Young Adults and Students at First Baptist Church of Waynesboro, Virginia. He is a graduate of Mississippi College (B.S., 1989) and Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div., 1998). While in seminary he completed coursework at Harvard Divinity School through the Boston Theological Institute. In 2007 he completed the Certficate in Youth and Theology program at Princeton Theological Seminary. Before moving to Virginia, Dale taught missiology at Crichton College (now Victory University) in Memphis, TN, and has taught Adolescent Spirituality at Evangelical Theological Seminary in Osijek, Croatia. A 23-year Youth Ministry veteran, he has contributed to Youthworker Journal, Journal of Student Ministries and the Encyclopedia for Youth Studies before serving on the writing and editing team for Becoming Like Christ: Grounding Youth in Jesus, published by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Dale has been married to his wife, Laura, for almost 14 years and they have two daughters, Elizabeth and Lindsay. He enjoys dinners out with his wife, baking with his daughters, mountain biking, photography and all things electronic and techie!

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