August 31 2019

This is a bonus just for the youth leader—a quick tip and an illustration to enhance your youth leadership. You may already know this idea, have learned it through trial and error, or just need a quick reminder.




Do you have a clear purpose for your youth ministry? Some do it because they have a soft spot in their heart, an idea, or a request they weren’t able to decline. But why are you doing this? The cartoon shows that some people have the purpose of making disciples for Christ. Pray and discuss your purpose for ministry with others. Purposes that should rank high would include connecting with God, loving God and others, worship, fellowship, and service. Having fun, eating food, getting together with friends, and discovering something new are great, but shouldn’t be your main purpose for youth ministry. 


Click below to download the Cornerstone Connections leader’s guide and student lesson. This week’s resources also include two lesson plans and a discussion starter video which offer different ways of looking at the topic. Each lesson plan includes opening activities, scripture passages, discussion questions, and real-life applications.


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