So often in middle school ministry, we don’t get much beyond games and general early adolescent craziness.
I contend it’s because we don’t expect much out of middle schoolers. And guess what happens? We get exactly what we expect…not much.
But there is a better way.
Consider the Equip training experience. It’s 2-3 days of encouraging and equipping middle school students to make disciples who make more disciples.
Yes, I said middle school students and disciplemaking in the same sentence.
I know, right?
For some unfortunate reason, middle school students are often regarded as the ugly step-child of youth ministry.
I couldn’t disagree more.
When it comes to disciplemaking like Jesus, I think middle school students can lead the way for high school students and adults.
(Yeah…you’ll probably need to reread that sentence again.) I’ve seen it with my own two eyes. And it thrills my soul.
Okay, let me just say it: After 35 years of youth ministry in a wide variety of settings, I can honestly say Equip is the best disciplemaking training experience I’ve ever seen for middle schoolers.
You and the middle school students in your ministry are missing something very significant if they don’t experience Equip.