Organic Student Ministry
Trash the Pre-Packaged Programs and Transform Your Youth Group
Do you find other youth ministry programs promise you can “plug and play,” only to fall short of expectation, forcing you to “adopt and drop”? An organic student ministry allows each student ministry to exist and live in its best possible way, its natural way! In his book Organic Student Ministry, acclaimed youth ministry author
Praise for Organic Student Ministry
“The keen mind of Stephen Ingram permeates this book. Organic Student Ministry is chock-full of smart, savvy youth ministry wisdom. You won’t find quick, shot-in-the-arm fixes for programming. Instead, you should read each chapter like it’s a treasure chest: with a yellow highlighter ready to put each gem into pragmatic practice.” —Stephanie Caro, Author, Speaker, Senior Consultant for Ministry Architects
“Drawing on years of experience in ministry and consulting, Stephen will help you asses the particularities of your ministry context and determine what to plant and what to prune in order to promote long-term growth and sustainability. This book is required reading for anyone seeking fresh visions for youth ministry.” —Dave Csinos, Author, Speaker, and founding President of Faith Forward
“If you want to cultivate a dynamic and holistic ministry with young people and adults, this book is for you.” —John W. Vest, visiting Assistant Professor of Evangelism at Union Presbyterian Seminary, Cofounder of the Progressive Youth Ministry Conference
“Finally a student ministry book written by an honest youth minister! Stephen not only captures the beautiful and hectic mess of adolescence, but lets the minister off the performance and production hook and invites them to get down and into the students’ lives. Organic Student Ministry is the book I wish I read 15 years ago … but at least I can share it now.”- Tripp Fuller, Cofounder of Homebrewed Christianity podcast
“I am thrilled that, at last, Stephen’s timely and distinct approach will be added to the vocabulary of those seeking to do faithful work with a new generation.” —Mark DeVries, Founder of Ministry Architects and Author of Sustainable Youth Ministry
Organic Student Ministry shows you how to:
- Develop practices instead of just programs
- Minister to students where they are instead of spending your time pleading with them to “get with the program”
- Focus on a way of doing ministry that grows naturally from the distinctively rich and fertile soil of your unique church
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365 Ordinary Moments with an Anything But Ordinary God
“I love the heart of this devotional. Stephen provides students with a great tools they can use that won’t make them feel guilty for missing a day or two. Insightful, honest, transparent and real. He nails it with so many relevant topics powerful scripture and action items that line up well with students learning how to engage the world with their faith. It’s also huge which parents will appreciate because they get a lot for their money”.
–Lars Rood, author of Freshman-Senior High School Devotionals (Group publishing) and the just released 7th grade and future Middle School series
FINALLY, A 365-day devotional journal your students will actually read.
(Extra)Ordinary isn’t like other year-long devotional journals. Because of its unique design, teens have control over where they jump in each day based on how the feel or what they are going through
(Extra)Ordinary features the following sections:
• Ordinary Times: Over 100 image-driven devotions perfect for everyday life.
• Crazy Times: 10-days each, issue specific devotions for when life gets crazy.
• Holiday Times: Special devotions for Lent, Advent/Christmas, even their Birthday!
(Extra)Ordinary is ideal for:
• Helping teens grow deeper in their faith
• Challenging believers of all levels with daily content
• Gifts for Students
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CLICK ExtraOrdinary Scripture Outline to Download All of the Topics and Scriptures
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Behind the scenes, a new generation of youth workers has been quietly learning, thinking, growing. They’re not just trying to “keep kids in the church.” They’re trying to form followers of Christ who will be leaders in the church of tomorrow. Stephen Ingram is one of the architects of this new approach to youth ministry, and I’m grateful for his example and voice. – Brian McLaren, author/speaker (brianmclaren.net)
“Stephen Ingram is the “Steve Jobs of the Youth Ministry world.” I’m hard pressed to recall anyone with the inventiveness and informed creativity of this young man. His laboratory has been his own ministry, where the principles of this book were formed, week-in and week-out in the rough-and-tumble reality of dancing with the alligators of church work, where simple answers never work.”—Mark DeVries, President of Youth Ministry Architects
“Hollow Faith will add fuel to the passionate desire that a growing tribe of youth workers have toward embracing a more theologically robust and biblical focused ministry with young people in the North American Christian Church.”—Mike King, President of Youthfront
“Hollow Faith hits the nail on the head. I can honestly say I haven’t been this enthused about a youth ministry book in some time”- Brandon S, Youth Minister
“As a minister, there are products and curricula I occasionally encounter that leave me saying “This is fantastic, but what do I do with this?” At the risk of being glib, In the case of “Hollow Faith” I find myself asking “What can I NOT do with this?” I simply cannot conceive of a parent, youth, youth worker or youth minister that I would not tell about “Hollow Faith. I cannot recommend it highly enough-there is simply no other resource for youth ministry like it available.”- Trey L, Minister