A Snapshot of Youth and Awakening*

The story of awakening cannot be told apart from the role of youth. The first of a series of revival movements in the course of Jonathan Edwards’ Northampton ministry was the Valley Revival of 1734-35. Edwards referred to the role of the youth in its origin: “At the latter end of the year 1733, there appeared a very unusual flexibleness, …

When Opportunity Knocks…Take It.

Recently I watched a video filmed in New York City that had people write out their answer to What’s Your Biggest Regret?.  By far the most common theme that people had was what they had NOT done with their lives. I think if we are not careful, we can lead a student ministry built upon these same kind of regrets. Having …

Great Commission Generation

The Great Commission in Matthew’s gospel commands all believers of Christ to do four things:  to go, to make disciples, to baptize and to teach all He commanded. This commission is not given to just adults, but to all believers of Jesus Christ. For too long the church has relegated the Great Commission to mean adults. We have missed an …