PREPARING STUDENTS FOR A LIFE OF SERVICE

RURAL CHURCH YOUTH MINISTRIES

 

 

After 50 years of youth ministry experience, Tom Horton has compiled a series of training materials that he found useful over the years.  Originally, he used a bookmark format to provide a quick and easy method to communicate these ministry principles and tools.  However, as you will see, the wealth of material led him to put the bookmarks into a simple notebook format while keeping the bookmark design.  His purpose in providing these resources is clear.  He wants to share with any interested Christian leader, whether full-time or volunteers, training tools that can both instruct and inspire them to produce effective leaders and ministries. 

Tom is seeking to follow the mandate of II Timothy 2:2 which says:  “The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” 

Hopefully you will find these Ministry Resources helpful as you follow the Lord’s leading in your ministry.  As he had freely received, he wants to freely give.  So please receive them as a gift from a veteran youth worker whose desire is to find ways to please the Lord by serving others.  

 

 

 

Volume I

Category I-A
Christian Leadership

  • The ABC's of Christian Leadership
  • What Makes for Effective Ministries
  • Leadership Mandate & Ministry Evaluation / Planning
  • Leadership Essentials
  • Leadership Attitudes
  • 5 Realities of the Love of God
  • Old Test. Discipleship Series
  • 7 Laws of the Harvest & Marks of a Servant Leader
  • Ministry Warnings
  • Ministry Principles & Quotes
  • Ministering to those with Serious Medical Issues
  • The Lordship of Christ Factor
  • Community Engagement


Category I-B
Discipleship/Evangelism

  • The ABC's of the Christian Life
  • Why I Need to Share the Message of Jesus Christ
  • The Basic Points of the Good News (Gospel) of Jesus Christ.
  • A Formula for Effective Witnessing & The Gospel in a Verse  (John 3:16)
  • Personal Testimony Worksheet & Expanding Your Testimony
  • The Hour Glass Ministry Perspective
  • The Ministry of Prayer & How to Pray Evangelistically
  • Believers New Identity & 3-Fold Salvation
  • A Storytelling Teaching Tool
  • Cultivating a Life of Lasting Fruit
  • 8 factors for Making Godly Decisions
  • What Satan Does & What We Can Do


Category I-C
Youth Ministry

  • Youth Worker Survival Tips
  • Longevity in Youth Ministry
  • Parenting Priorities & You Can Never Be
  • The Transforming Tool of Retreats
  • Visitation of Teens
  • A Changed Life   Changes Lives
  • Developing Student Leaders
  • How to serve your local public school
  • 12 keys to Making a Difference as a Volunteer Youth Leader
  • Youth Ministry on a Limited Budget

These Ministry Resources are available for you to download off our web site.  Just go to www.ruralchurchym.org and click on the Timeless Ministry Principles logo and you can freely download the materials that are of interest to you.  

(Volume II has new materials that are often being added plus a new category entitled Scripture Principles & Bible Lessons)