Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. - Psalm 119:105

Youth Ministry

"Into Thy Word," has been wholeheartedly committed to and involved in youth ministry for 30 years!

In 1978, Francis Schaeffer, who inspired and gave inception to this ministry, said: Youth Ministry is perhaps the most important ministry of the church and it is essential that we are willing and committed to reach students for the Christian faith before they enter College! Our founder and Director, Richard Krejcir followed that call and was a youth pastor from 1978 through 2000. He and many of us on staff are still actively involved in Youth Ministry.

Our online resources emphasize the discipleship of youth, because all of the fun and games and connecting, which are important, do no good unless we teach our youth too!

Did you know that after a student leaves the safe and fun youth culture of a caring church, even a great one, there is a 70%+ chance they will never come back to any church? Why is that? There are a multitude of reasons, but from our research and experience during over 30 years of doing Youth Ministry, we have found the number one reason to be that most churches and youth pastors spend very little time in mentoring and teaching their youth. Thus, few youth learn to take their faith seriously. (Of course, there are phenomenal exceptions. Our Director was a high school student when he helped start this ministry 30 years ago!) Many youth are not being taught to read and study the Bible or how to pray or understand Christian basics, and thus they tend not to develop a firm foundation of faith. So, when they are occupied in college life and in the world, they get clobbered and lose what little faith they have built up!
The Essentials of Discipling Youth
More Resources on our other pages: Youth Lessons & Youth Ideas
Remember; Jesus calls us first to make disciples! There is perhaps nothing more important in real, effective and effectual Youth Ministry than teaching Youth how to study the Bible. If you want your youth to grow in the faith and remain committed Christians past college and beyond, this is a must! Here is a simple lesson to show us how to do as we have been called, developed from over 30 years of research and practice.

Did you know the Bible tells us to eat God's Word!? Look up Revelation, Chapter 10 and check it out! But, perhaps this may be too much fiber for your diet, so here is a plan to get to know the Book of books, Gods' most precious Word, which is real and relevant for your life both now and forever!

How to Memorize Scripture for Youth

Nothing in our Christian life is as important or compares to the value of learning God's Word and then incorporating His precepts into our lives. Thus, memorizing a passage of Scripture is an essential way not only to know His Word, but to know and grow in our Lord and Savior.

How to Pray, Youth Edition Part 1

What if I have never been taught how to personally pray or to talk to God? What if I grew up in a church that never had conversational or personal prayer? What if I offend God? But, if you know how to talk and listen, then you know how to pray!

The Pattern of Prayer, Youth Edition Part 2

First off, there is no "method" or process on how to pray, as there is no specific principle on how to talk to your mom or best friend. We just do it. Yes, there is edict, attitude, and good ways versus bad ways to communicate. Thus, God does give us a pattern as a checklist to make sure our time and attitude are lined up to more of His will and less of ours. We must make sure we use our prayer time with purpose and effectiveness.

The ACTS of Prayer, Youth Edition Part 3

A.C.T.S is an acronym or axiom that points us to the Lord's Prayer and other Scripture, and gives us precepts so we can divide up our time and purpose to engage in prayer with the correct devotion and attitude. "ACTS" refers to the precepts of prayer-the categories of Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication.
More Youth Ministry Discipleship

Developing your Walk with God!

Often called the Lectio Divina, simply means as we read His Word we can pray too.

IsChrist your center? If not,all of those circumstances will be squeezed, and bitterness and resentment will flow out of them. Or...

"Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped."

12 Principles of a Committed Disciple

"He who does these things will never be shaken." Read Psalm 15 then ask yourself, is your faith is more than just fire insurance from Hell?

Because God Loves Me

Yes, the greatest of all gifts is God's perfect love!

TEN WAYS TO IMPROVE Relational Skills

Faithful to my Lord's commands, I still would choose the better part; Serve with careful Martha's hands And loving Mary's heart...

Hope is essential! Do you have hope? Do you know what hope is? Hope is our forward outlook to be in Christ forever. This produces Joy. Heb. 11:1, "the substance of things hoped for".

Spiritual Gifts is one of the principle calls of the believer. It is also one of two areas of ministry in the church.

Helping Students Understand God More


How do you feel about your relationship to God at this moment? If you are doing well, or if you are feeling "down," knowing about Holiness will greatly help you!

The Holy Spirit

"The role and Person and work of the Holy Spirit"

The Trinity

Why is understanding about the Trinity essential for a Christian?

Reasons to Believe

If you are not a believer in the Christian faith, we invite you to discuss with us your beliefs and reasons for not accepting the Christian world view. We believe that historical Christianity is a reasonable faith. The Christian should be able to give an answer for why he believes as he does.

More to come....
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Do not forget the most important call and need of Youth Ministry, to disciple your youth! This is what Christ told us to do!

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