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Words to Describe Church: Essential Adjectives for Your Youth Ministry

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Recently, God has been challenging me to define our church’s youth ministry a different way. Usually, when we choose words to describe church or a ministry, we define it with terms such as contemporary, traditional, conservative, liberal, dead, old, happy or progressive.

I understand that pretty much all churches stylistically fall under these categories. But when people describe our youth program this year, I don’t necessarily want them to describe it with these terms.

Instead, God is calling me to transition to new words to describe church. So I’m using new adjectives to describe and define our student ministry. Check them out, and let me know your thoughts!

4 Words to Describe Church and Youth Ministry: A New Approach

1. Gospel-Centered

Now, I understand this first one is technically two words. But it’s so important! I desire this year to be Gospel-Centered in all we do as a student ministry. I want the Gospel to be at the core of why we do what we do. Not only does the Gospel have the power to save us. But it has the power to sanctify us as well. 

2. Intentional

I want to be intentional with the Gospel. I want to be intentional about relationships. And I want to be intentional with parents, youth leaders and teens. This word can just be a trend. But I want it to be real in our student ministry. Simply put, I want to do ministry on purpose!