The whole Bible is a love story. It begins with God, and God is love. Before anything else existed, love flowed between the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Jesus says to the Father, “You loved me before the foundation of the world” (John 17:24). I still remember when...
One of the primary failures of youth ministry is that the gospel is reduced to justification. —Cameron Cole
Unlocking the Bible continues to release weekly episodes of Readers and Writers with Colin Smith, a podcast recorded live at The Gospel Coalition’s 2017 National Conference.
Our third guest is Cameron Cole, who shares about his writing, youth ministry philosophy, and newest book from Crossway, Gospel-Centered Youth Ministry: A Practical Guide. Here’s a summary of the book’s content:
Youth ministry is an essential part of most evangelical churches. And yet, there is a surprising lack of resources written specifically for youth workers focused on viewing all aspects of youth ministry through a gospel-focused lens.
Featuring contributions from a host of experienced youth workers from a wide variety of churches, this how-to manual offers guidance related to every facet of youth ministry, from planning short-term mission trips to working with parents. Theologically rooted yet eminently practical, this handbook will equip youth leaders to effectively shepherd the young people under their care—training them to live faithfully in their homes, churches, and schools.
Listen to Pastor Colin’s interview with Cameron! (You can also subscribe to the iTunes podcast.)