NYI Talk: Prevenient Grace

The concept of Prevenient Grace is foundational to our Wesleyan theology. It serves as a reminder that God is actively pursuing each and every student. Mid-Atlantic District NYI President, Josh Kleinfeld, shares about the beauty of Prevenient Grace in youth ministry and how he goes about conveying the core beliefs of the church to students.

Spend some time reflecting on the questions below as an individual, or as a team, in light of your ministry context. Want to share your thoughts with the larger NYI community? Use #NYITalk on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to start the conversation.


  1. Is the culture of your ministry optimistic? Why or why not?
  2. Are there relationships or situations in which the radical optimism of Prevenient Grace challenges you? 
  3. How can you weave the articles of faith into your preaching, teaching, small groups, and conversations?
  4. What can we do to express to youth that God’s desire for everyone is to be made right, made new, and made family?

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