Much of the numerical growth of the adult congregation was due to teenagers bringing out their families after they had gotten saved. Simmons said some match-ups have continued for 10 years. When reaching teenagers with the gospel of Jesus it is vital to keep the gospel message as simple as possible.
Look for obstacles, budget concerns, and timetables. You are here: It tells the whole story from Genesis 1-Revelation 22 in a simple and compelling way.
Sermon Topics: They are Biblical and they work. The church that reached my family for Christ did just that. Youth are the adults and community builders of the future and need to be affirmed and trained for their mission.
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I have become all things to all men so that by all possible menas I might save some. It reaches its climax at the cross of Christ and it paints the picture of eternal life as a relationship with God that begins at the point of faith and extends into eternity.
It's OK. Find out who else works on youth issues, what is being done, what has been done in the past, and what they would like to see in the future. The World Future Society has frequently encouraged people to include all in their planning and implementation of plans including older adults, people that are challenged mentally, physically, and especially our youth. At one point the youth ministry at this church ballooned to over 800 teenagers and they had to break up the youth group into five different areas all across the city, many of them led by urban teenagers who had been led to Christ and discipled through the youth ministry and had just graduated from high school.
After you have them memorize it have them personalize it. Keep it simple.