The Dare

Aristotle said, "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." What is the one thing that is going to help make our walk with Christ most excellent? Undeniably, it's developing the habit of having a consistent daily time with Jesus. It's the discipleship or "beyond Wednesday night" component of youth ministry that often times we, as youth leaders, most struggle with helping our students develop a hunger and thirst for.

Every great leader wants desperately to somehow make discipleship more than a great word but a reality in our students' lives. That's what you hear me challenging our students to do in this Source using a fun video, memorable one-liners, an unforgettable story and Jesus' "dare" to Peter as the backdrop. More importantly, by putting the book, The Dare, into the hands of our students and continually talking the "10 and 10" principle, our hope is to help them realize that small choices done consistently create big results when it comes to their walk with Christ.

While you don't have to use the book I suggest, I do encourage you to choose something in a discipleship format that you, as a youth ministry, go through together. It's too important not to. For many, the depth of their relationship with Jesus depends upon it.

Fighting for the heart of my King,