Today concludes the primary posting for Orange week with the strategy element of “Leverage Influence.” So here are the blog posts from Thursday, the 5th day of Orange week.
- I started off Leverage Influence with a post about engaging students in meaningful ministry as a means of discipleship.
- Kendra Golden compares us engaging students in ministry to a drug dealer getting a kid hooked on drugs. Ha! I don’t think I ever would have taken that approach, but I like it in a weird way. 🙂
- Matt McKee posts about Leveraging Influence using another story form OrangeLeaders.com but then also sharing how it’s done at his church. One of the last things he said was significant. It was about being territorial about students and realizing we can work together to reach them.
- Sam Luce talks about the excellent relationship he’s always had with his youth pastor and how he’s been able to use students to serve in the children’s ministry and the great benefit they bring.
- Jonathan Cliff writes a post about personal experiences of growing in his faith when given the opportunity to serve in a significant way and how this is a powerful way to impact students through their service in Children’s Ministry.
- JC talks about the difference of using teenagers as opposed to developing them and what developing students in the light of service actually looks like.
- Dan Scott writes more about the strategy his church uses to leverage influence and empower students to serve within the church and outside the church.
- Gina talks about how serving is the most “actionable” component of the strategy and how we can empower students to serve both inside and outside the church. She also gets bonus points for adding DC Talk’s “Luv is a verb” video. I have very special memories associated with that album.
- Anthony talks about involving students in the mission, not just them being the mission. Good stuff with great examples.
- Nick Blevins also write about leveraging influence. He talks about how students have to see that they are the church as opposed to just attending one.
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