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Here’s another book that found me. It came as a free copy in a leader’s gift bag from some conference.

Preparing plants to leave, grow, and reproduce.

We don’t treat our students as adults- because that’s how Satan treats them.
Our vision of Student Min needs to change. Should be all about preparing them for life outside of the church.

So, let’s realign how we do that within the church. What prepares them? genuine relationships, biblical foundations.  Main leaders should be empowering your other leaders. Multi generations. full church involvmeent.

enlist- honest about beign a follower of jesus. Balance between being up front and overwhelming them.
equip- with the Truth. biblical foundation.
engage- mentors, parents, iron sharpens iron, culture. DONT SHEILD THEM FROM IT- TEACH THEM TO ENGAGE IN IT!  AS CULTURE SHAPERS.

CHARACTER OF LEADERS IS PRICELESS. THEY NEED REAL GENUINE PEOPLE WHO ARE LIVING OUT THEIR FAITH.

Jar analogy- God isn’t the big rocks. he’s the jar. Everything is in HIS context.
Best way to disciple someone is to teach them to disciple themselves.
Bible- not just knowledge and that is can be trusted- why the bible IS  a credible source.
Jen hatmaker quotes- our children can press firmly on the bible, and it will hold.

a good guide for peopel new to bringing the Message.