Why do you ask this question?
Simply because this could be a blueprint of what to do and what not to do when "fishing" or dealing with the youth.
Ask yourself these three questions:
What did that person say to you that made you want to know more about Jesus?
Did they come to you or did you go to them?
Was the delivery/approach appealing to you?
Be honest with yourself about what made you start following Jesus and the person that talked to you about it. Do you believe that the approach was exciting and left you wanting more? Or did it make you feel inadequate like you could never measure up to this life?
See, all of that info is very important. Because it gives you a concrete view of what worked and what didn't. The method could have been different but that information should've been the same. What information should that be? HIM CRUCIFIED!
Take the great qualities and the bad qualities and keep them in their perspective places. Remembering the feelings that you got when certain things were said to you, good or bad. Add the grace of God to it and start building your youth ministry in this "PRESENT AGE"!
We have had the awesome opportunity to baptize for the first time, members of the EXPERIENCE which is our youth ministry. My son Brandon C. Jackson is the Youth Minister and he did the baptizing! What an honor! This is what it's all about...building HIS kingdom.
Pastor Jackson is available for training youth leaders and youth conferences please click the tab below for more info.