In this episode, I talk with Louie Lovoy. Louie helps lead, coach, and resource the student ministry leaders in North Point's network and strategic partner churches. We have a great conversation about what North Point's student ministry looks like and how that translates in partner churches of all sizes, all over the country. From teaching content, to planning trips and retreats, to creating a great small group culture, Louie highlights the key parts of their strategy and why they matter.
Links Mentioned in This Episode
The Seven Checkpoints for Student Leaders (book) – Andy Stanley, Stuart Hall, and Louie Giglio share the seven key things student leaders should focus on as they communicate with students throughout middle and high school
Lead Small (book) – The five things every small group leader needs to know
Tony Morgan & The Unstuck Group – Tony Morgan and his team help churches get unstuck, uncover the barriers they are facing, and create a strategic plan for growth. You can take their church life cycle assessment here.
North Point's Student Ministry Camp Rhythm
- Fall – Bootcamp (6th grade, vertical trip)
- Fall – Frequency (7th & 8th grade, vertical trip)
- Fall – Vertical Reality (9th-12th grade, vertical trip)
- Spring – Walking Wisely (6th-8th grade, horizontal trip)
- Spring – My Life (9th-12th grade, horizontal trip)
- Summer – The Walk (9th-12th grade, vertical trip)
North Point's Student Ministry: 4-Part Strategy
- Ask: What would I do differently if I viewed our student ministry as a bunch of small churches?
- Read The Seven Checkpoints for Student Leaders and create a content plan for your ministry
- Evaluate your retreat and trip plan in light of what you want to do overall for the students in your church
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