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First-Century Youth Ministry

“A Look Back for the Way Forward”

Where It All Began

First-Century Youth Ministry was started by Heather Quiroz, a woman who loves youth ministry with a deep passion. In 2011, she went on a life changing trip to the land of Israel where she had an encounter with Rabbi Jesus and the Jewish roots of her faith.

Heather in Israel in 2011

Once she returned to the US, she went on a mission to learn as much as she could about the Jewish roots of her faith.

After years of serving in youth ministry, Heather had a number of conversations with youth workers around the country about discipleship. She came to understand that it seems as though the youth ministry community feels a bit stuck when it comes to making disciples. That is when First-Century Youth Ministry was born. Starting with the release of the book, “First-Century Youth Ministry” published by the Youth Cartel in January of 2020.

“A Look Back For the Way Forward”

First-Century Youth Ministry now has the vision of becoming a community for youth workers to join. Be taking a look back into the Jewish roots of our faith forge a new way forward in youth ministry discipleship. To join our growing community of youth workers, join our Facebook group, listen to our podcast and get yourself plugged into the movement!

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