Seven Myths of Youth Ministry: How to Re-Ignite Your Passion (Ignite)

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Melts myths surrounding youth ministry, revitalising a passion for the work.

There are seven myths that have grown up in and around ministry to young people and they are dampening the passion that is needed to excel in youth ministry. Using a combination of biblical truth, real-life example, and comments from a variety of youth leaders themselves, Nigel James identifies each of the seven myths, explains why they can be damaging, and establishes the correct thinking on the specific issue raised.

Myths melted are:
- You can really make a difference in your one hour a week
- Size isn't important
- We don't preach, we just sow seeds
- You have to ask them what they want
- Young people lack commitment
- Young people are the future of the church
- We're not in the entertainment business

Not everyone will have been taken in by all the myths, but no-one will be immune. The melting of these myths will lead to a change of mindset and focus towards ministry. Passionate about youth ministry? You will be after reading this.

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Nigel James has traveled extensively as Third Days road pastor since 2000. He is the founding director of a youth discipleship ministry called Ignite based in the UK and is on the associate staff of City Temple Elim Pentecostal Church in Cardiff, Wales. Nigel, his wife Gill, and the Ignite organization support Christian work in south India developing a school and funding church.

Gary V. Smith (Ph.D., Dropsie College) is Professor of Christian Studies Education at Union University, Tennessee. He has written a number of engaging commentaries including Hosea, Amos and Micah (New International Version Application Commentary), Isaiah 1-39; Isaiah 40-66 (New American Commentary) and Amos and his Oracles (Mentor), and The Prophets As Preachers: An Introduction to the Hebrew Prophets. He is also producing the forthcoming volume on Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther in the Cornerstone Biblical Commentary.

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