In this series of articles we’ve been addressing strategies for advancing healthy youth ministry in and through congregations in the United States. This ministry is far more than programs—it involves personal relationships, where young people come to know and embrace a living person—Jesus, our Savior and Lord.
We have written about nurturing young believers using the model of CANS. This acronym stands for:
Community: where young believers are embraced by and included in a body of believers who are committed to Jesus’ mission.