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Building Discipleship On A Solid Foundation

Building Discipleship On A Solid Foundation

If you are a youth minister or a youth worker, then you are a builder. We help build our students' knowledge through studying the Bible. We help build active faith-lives through encouraging them to apply their knowledge of God and His ways to their lives. We help build relationships through one-on-one and small group gatherings. We help build compassionate hearts through mission trips, and other service activities. It's an awesome privilege to be able to play even a small role in shaping the faith-lives of our students.

Sometimes, however, being a builder can be tough. It's not easy work. Unlike building a house, sometimes it's hard to know if the structure is really coming along. The part we play as spiritual builders can be a complicated one. BUT, the great news is that we're not starting from scratch. The Bible says a solid foundation has already been laid.

In 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, Paul writes, "By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should be careful how he builds. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ."

Jesus Christ is the foundation of our faith and should be the cornerstone of all of our discipleship efforts in student ministry.

With this solid foundation in place, we can devote our attention to laying out a great floor-plan for students. That plan should help them learn not only how to accept Christ, but to grow in their faith and experience, ultimately, calling them to powerfully demonstrate evidence of growth in all areas of their lives.


My hope is that you would continue to see your role as a builder as something that impassions and inspires you. I encourage you to embrace the task of building solid spiritual structures on the true foundation of Christ, and to continue to find purpose and encouragement from the students whose lives you play a role in shaping.

About The Author

Richard Parker

Richard Parker

Richard Parker is the resident youth ministry guru at YM360. Richard has served as a youth minister for the past 41 years. ("Shockingly, he was Les' youth minister yet STILL decided to stay in ministry"!) He is currently co-pastor and student minister at a new church plant, Branches Church, in Russellville, AL. Richard serves as a special projects editor and staff writer. Richard wrote YM360's "REACH: A 6 Lesson Study on the Book of Psalms" and has contributed on all of YM360's ongoing curriculum projects. He's also written many of YM360's free lessons, devotions, and blog posts. He and his wife Amy have two daughters, Lauren and Leah, one granddaughter and one grandson.