Breaking news: Attendance in your student ministry does not equal spiritual growth.
Sorry to have to break it to you, but just because you’ve got teenagers coming to your ministry each week doesn’t mean they’re being developed spiritually. We believe there are five catalysts God uses to elicit spiritual growth:
Life-Changing Truth – Teaching applied in context
Spiritual Disciplines – Prayer, reading Scripture, giving, fasting
Personal Ministry – We gain by giving
Significant Relationships – Teachers, coaches, mentors, leaders, church leaders
Pivotal Circumstances – Key decisions, discoveries, and experiences
What else have you seen that causes spiritual growth in yourself or the kids and students in your ministry?