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Giving Up Gimmicks: Reclaiming Youth Ministry From an Entertainment Culture

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  • Title: Giving Up Gimmicks: Reclaiming Youth Ministry From an Entertainment Culture
  • Author: Brian H. Cosby
  • ISBN: 9781596383944
  • Page: 159
  • Format: Paperback

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Giving Up Gimmicks: Reclaiming Youth Ministry From an Entertainment Culture

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  1. StrengthsCosby 1 Teaches the gospel as taught in the word of God is to be the main emphasis of a youth ministry.2 Believes that youth should be treated as young adults, not children.3 Encourages youth ministers to go to the Bible as a model for ministry and not current trends or tactics.Weaknesses1 Cosby is a Presbyterian and thus teaches on the sacraments Even though I am not a Presby myself, I still appreciated some of what he said regarding baptism and the Lord s Supper.2 His denomination als [...]


  2. I highly recommend this book to all those who serve youth, but especially to youth leaders pastors I was greatly encouraged and inspired by it Chapter 7 in particular was good Especially where Coby discusses how we have community what community looks like.Quotes that struck me as I read Ch 2 WHAT IS A MEANS OF GRACE MINISTRY an age when youth are busier than ever in sports, Scouts, math clubs, and homework, they are at the same time bored and purposeless pg 28 Far too often, youth ministries hav [...]


  3. Brian H Cosby s book, Giving up Gimmicks Reclaiming Youth Ministry from an Entertainment Culture, is a welcome read for anyone who has been frustrated by efforts to reproduce certain models of youth ministry After describing some of the failures of models that rely primarily on certain broadly appealing methods, Cosby offers his own model as an alternative to chasing the latest and greatest fad for effective youth ministry Foundationally speaking, Cosby s model ditches activities that are design [...]


  4. Brian Crosby, author and experienced youth minister, has an idea which to some in youth ministry will be as common sense as putting your pants on before your shoes, but to others his idea of God honoring and effective youth ministry will be radical and revolutionary Giving Up Gimmicks, according to Crosby, is not designed to be an exhaustive manual, but rather an approach to leading and nurturing teenagers by ushering them unto the green pastures of God s transformative grace Crosby s approach i [...]


  5. It seems youth ministries are a couple steps behind church culture with what works and what doesn t This is especially evident in youth ministries are seeking the entertainment model which the church as a whole exploited in the 90 s It became all about programs and entertainment, while offering little in teaching biblically based ideas and doctrines Now, some churches are going back to a simpler way of doing ministry, and many of the growing churches are reverting to teaching doctrine and gettin [...]


  6. I gave up on this book half way through The view of youth ministry is poor and it takes too much responsibility off of the youth pastor Yes, God has called us to be faithful, BUT he has also called us to be fruitful Sitting back and waiting for God to be faithful is not what is required of us this is called being lazy I am not a proponent of the seeker friendly whiz bang ministry I am fully devoted to spiritual strength over sheer numbers However, numbers are a guage that we must use If you are [...]


  7. Crosby s approach is a healthy and needed corrective to many entertainment based models of youth ministry He correctly centers youth ministry on the gospel A few concerns I have with the book The lack of conversation about the role of parents in our ministries Except for Appendix B, there is little conversation about partnering with parents as they are the primary disciple makers There probably should have been a conversation about whether a gospel centered approach and attractional events can c [...]


  8. Brian Cosby presents a solid philosophy of youth ministry Youth ministry should be gospel centered In each chapter, Cosby outlines another component of youth ministry that ought to come from its gospel core Prayer, sacraments, service, discipleship, and Bible teaching are all part of a youth ministry that glorifies God.This is a quick read full of good reminders and perhaps, for some, new insight.


  9. Definitely a must read for anyone doing youth ministry For those operating from a Reformed background much of this will be familiar but it s still a good reminder as Cosby argues for a means of grace driven youth ministry over an entertainment driven youth ministry The book is theological, biblical, straightforward, and includes some very helpful practical tips.


  10. Giving Up Gimmicks is a great book on Gospel Centered Ministry This is a solid read emphasizing discipleship over programs and gimmicks in youth ministry This book is full of good tips for building teams for youth ministry and thinking holistically about youth ministry within the context of the local church.


  11. The author writes from a reformed presbyterian stance While I don t agree with his paedobaptism views, the rest of the book is pretty solid I highly recommend it for anyone in youth ministry who wants to stand out from the entertainment culture so prevalent today.



  12. Some good material on ministry in general but a little sparse on specific application to youth ministry.





  13. Excellent BookAs I sit down and contemplate putting together a philosophy of ministry I will have his book close by my desk as I form a vision to join in the Kingdom work


  14. I totally agree with Cosby s analysis and conclusions However, there are important steps to take an event driven youth ministry to a biblically founded discipleship oriented youth ministry.


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