Sometimes we youth ministers spend too much time in the shallow end with our teens. We teach them morality (which is all well and good), but we don’t teach them the powerful truth of the Gospel. I read an article a while back on youthmin.org entitled Five Theological Words Your Students Should Know Before They Graduate.
After reading it, I put each word on my schedule of devotional topics for five weeks; fleshing them out to full individual lessons. I want to tell you how refreshing it was to sit with a group of teenagers and talk about deeply profound concepts that are core to our beliefs as Christians.
If you’re looking for material that will challenge your teens and will encourage you to push into deeper water, spend some time with these five words.