How and Why You Should Foster One-on-One Youth Ministry Mentoring

Great article on mentoring and discipleship of students!

God-Centered Youth Ministry

The ultimate goal of youth ministry is to glorify God as we make disciples. Everything that we do should focus on this goal. Sermons, small groups, camps, events, and conversations over lunch are ultimately for the sake of God being glorified as our students grow and mature in Christ.

One of the best things my staff and I have done to make disciples in the past year is to initiate 1×1 mentoring relationships with our students. As I’m writing this, I’m realizing that I should probably have a catchy name for our mentoring program, but I don’t. We just call them “one on ones” (1×1’s), because that’s what they are…

Anyway, here are the details on what we do, and why it might be helpful in your youth ministry.

What are 1×1’s

  •  Students Being Mentored– We partner every student in my youth group with an older Christian. These…

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