Our live Q and A from the Rooted 2020 conference features experienced youth ministers answering your questions. Sedrick Moore, Becca Heck, and Kevin Yi answer questions from conference attendees alongside panel moderator Cameron Cole. Responding from a fifty-three combined years of youth ministry experience, our panelists share their practical tips as well as encouraging youth ministers in the gospel. Their answers stand on all five of Rooted’s Pillars of Gospel- Centered Youth Ministry: Gospel Centrality (of course), Relational Discipleship, Expository Bible Teaching, Parenting with Parents, and Intergenerational Integration.
You can also listen to it as a podcast here:
A few of your questions are included below, along with links to resources on the website that provide additional information.
How much time should a youth pastor devote of the ministry of presence (attending games and performances) versus one-on-one discipleship meetings?
What are the five most important books for a youth minister to read?
What are some practical ways to welcome teenagers who are not members of your church to your youth ministry?
How do we walk alongside families whose children have recently identified as LGBTQ?
What are some ways to equip volunteers for relational discipleship as opposed to attractional ministry?
How can a youth pastor establish intergenerational participation with the youth ministry?
What are some ways a male youth pastor can wisely and personally disciple girls in a youth group?
Ideas for getting students involved with the church?
What advice can you give to connect and partner with parents as a young, brand-new youth minister?
Please see our resources for new youth ministers: partnering with parents.
What’s the best way to manage the time commitment and the nebulous work of ministry?
Written for the blog, especially to answer this question: Redeeming the Time: Managing the Nebulous Work of Youth Ministry