Five facts about the unchurched:
1. They believe all religions have value.
2. They are spiritual, not religious.
3. They don't know what Christianity really is.
4. They don't know what they believe.
5. They are looking for something that works.
If you want to make an impact on this generation, these are five basic rules you must understand. Author Jonathan McKee writes that by taking the time to learn students' unique situations you show you care about them as people, not as mission projects.
Informative and full of real-life examples, Do They Run When They See You Coming? provides vital information you need to better understand students outside your youth group. Yet this book isn't a sociological or marketing survey; the tangible guidelines and methods inside help you get into the mind of unchurched students----so you can get to know their hearts. Because, as every youth worker knows, real ministry is always about getting to the heart.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Foreword by Chap Clark
Chapter 1: Youth Ministry in One Word
Chapter 2: I Thought I Already Had Compassion; Looking at 'the unchurched' through diff erent eyes
Chapter 3: In the Minds of Unchurched Students; Why they think what they think
Chapter 4: A Rude Awakening; How I fi nally realized that 'sharing my faith' starts with MY faith
Chapter 5: Do They Run When They See You Coming?; How to NEVER reach students
Chapter 6: Reaching...Not Repelling; Developing a relational approach
Chapter 7: Finding Frames; Communicating in a language they understand
Chapter 8: Building Bridges; Moving beyond everyday conversations to sharing the gospel
Chapter 9: Door-Opening Questions; Nothing sparks interest better than well-placed questions
Chapter 10: Focus on Christ (It's More Than a Tract); Sharing Jesus' story simply, clearly, and memorably
Chapter 11: The Key to Follow-Up; Getting them plugged in
Chapter 12: Outreach in Action: What It Looks Like