Have you tried all the new youth programs? Have you planned one too many wacky activities? Are you frustrated about the size of the youth group? Here's an approach to ministry that takes youth work seriously. Whether you are a parent, a youth pastor or a church member who cares about teens, you will find in this book an entirely different approach to youth ministry that will build mature Christian believers.
Family- Based Youth Ministry #ad - So stop worrying about the size of your youth group or your budget. More important, it's about incorporating youth into the life of your church.
Sustainable Youth Ministry: Why Most Youth Ministry Doesn't Last and What Your Church Can Do About ItIVP Books #ad - You're looking for a youth pastor. Based on his own experience and on his many conversations and interviews with churches in crisis, DeVries pinpoints problems that cause division and burnout and dispels strongly held myths. Again. So take heart: no matter what state the youth ministry at your church is in--in need of a leader and volunteers, full of battles and stress, large or small in number--it can be built to survive and to last for the long haul.
But with commitment to the process, hard work and DeVries's guidance, you can put together a healthy youth ministry--one that fits your church and lasts for the long haul. What goes wrong? why do youth ministries crumble? and what is the cost to students, volunteers and church staff? Is a sustainable youth ministry possible, even after a youth pastor leaves? Youth ministry expert Mark DeVries knows the answer is yes, parents, because he helps build sustainable youth ministries through his coaching service called Youth Ministry Architects.
Sustainable Youth Ministry: Why Most Youth Ministry Doesn't Last and What Your Church Can Do About It #ad - Here's how. His accessible guidance helps senior pastors and search committees create a realistic job description for a youth pastorprovides tips for making wise hiring decisionsequips youth pastors to build a strong volunteer teamoffers creative solutions to help youth pastors set and keep boundariesgives a road map for navigating church politicsand more Building a sustainable youth ministry is not easy, and it's not quick.
He then provides the practical tools and structures pastors and church leaders need to lay a strong foundation for your ministry so that it isn't built on a person or the latest, greatest student ministry trend. Youth ministry can last.
Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry: A personal and practical guide to starting rightZondervan #ad - Doug fervently assures us: “Hang on. Doug translated his passion, but also thriving, and vision for his beloved “rookies” into what you’re now reading, Your Fist Two Years in Youth Ministry—hands-down the most comprehensive companion to not only surviving, insight, during the most crucial phase of youth ministry.
Hope’s coming!”. Since forever altering the course of the youth ministry world with his best-selling, Purpose-Driven® Youth Ministry, groundbreaking book, Doug Fields’ mind—but especially his heart—has been focused on the many unique needs of new youth workers. Your first two years of youth ministry is a must-have tool for new youth workers, church boards—even veteran youth workers who’ve been ministering in unstructured environments and are now asking, senior pastors, seminary professors and students, volunteers, elders, “What did I miss? What can I still learn?” The first two years of youth ministry are never easy.
Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry: A personal and practical guide to starting right #ad - In the end, he offers treasure troves of practical advice, all in the hope that new youth workers can travel a smoother path and achieve real longevity in a church culture that all too often chews them and spits them out. Doug covers all-important issues such as: · dealing with discouragement · establishing a solid spiritual foundation · building effective relationships with students · Resolving conflict · Ministering to parents and families · Trailblazing change · Working with volunteers · Defining a realistic job description · And many others! In addition, Rick Warren, among them ministry veterans Jim Burns, Steve Gerali, Mike Yaconelli, Marv Penner, Helen Musick, Chap Clark, a chorus of insightful sidebar voices joins your conversation with Doug, Jana L.
Sundene, tony campolo, and richard ross, all who’ve composed extensive, Bo Boshers, Duffy Robbins, topical essays for each of the dozen chapters. Employing his renowned wisdom and humor—as if you and Doug were chatting over a long, relaxing meal—the author disarmingly relates stories and principles from his own successes and failures over 20-plus years in youth ministry.
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The Family-Friendly ChurchGroup Publishing Inc #ad - Terrific book! .
A Biblical Theology of Youth MinistryRandall House #ad - Youth ministry today has fallen on hard times. Michael mcgarry explores the foundation of youth ministry in the Old and New Testaments and brings that together with Church history in a compelling way. This work includes an excellent list of essential building blocks for youth ministry along with practical advice for creating a bridge-building ministry connecting church and home.
Many churches continue to employ the same methods that have become entrenched over the last few decades, while others are questioning the need for youth ministry at all. The author directs the reader toward a new era of youth ministry where parents and intergenerational ministry play a more significant role.
A Biblical Theology of Youth Ministry #ad - This contemplative and well-researched book provides a careful critique of youth ministry along with practical guidance for those serving in ministry. Mcgarry shares five pillars of gospel-centered youth ministry and reminds readers of the spiritual priority of parents.
Sustainable Children's Ministry: From Last-Minute Scrambling to Long-Term SolutionsIVP Books #ad - Are you a children's ministry leader on the edge of burnout? Do you find yourself working harder and harder to tame the chaos? Mark DeVries and Annette Safstrom know how you feel. Sustainable children’s Ministry will help you build a ministry foundation that will still be standing long after you are gone.
In this practical resource, you’ll learn how to recruit volunteers, partner with parents, navigate politics, and care for your own soul instead of frantically scrambling to do it all yourself. Flash and fizz can be effective at attracting young families, but without sustainable systems beneath the unforgettable moments, the impact is almost always short-lived.
Building Your Volunteer Team: A 30-Day Change Project for Youth MinistryIVP Books #ad - Its more than just recruiting―it involves changing the culture of your ministry so that volunteers want to become involved. That's why they have developed this 30-day change approach. Devries and stratman are so commited to the ideas that they offer the following guarantee: If you work this 30-day process for one to two hours a day, for 30 days, and it does not create significant change in your ministry, six days a week, Ministry Architects will gladly refund the cost of this book and offer a credit of $20 toward any downloadable resource in their online store at ymarchitects.
Com. Almost always, it is easier to "do it ourselves. We avoid the hassle of having to coordinate and communicate. It's time to put together that team you've been longing for! We avoid having to follow up with people who drop the ball. But faithful ministry is not a do-it-yourself project. In these pages you will find the step-by-step support you need to actually make one of the most important changes you want to see in your ministry.
Building Your Volunteer Team: A 30-Day Change Project for Youth Ministry #ad - Youth leaders mark devries and Nate Stratman have heard dozens of reasons why leaders choose not to build a solid volunteer team. Do you find yourself again and again wondering what it would take to get some new volunteers onboard for your ministry? And yet does it seem that you are never able to focus your energy on recruitment? Maybe you find yourself saying things like: "Its just easier for me to do it myself.
At one level, of course, this is true.
Adult Children Secrets of Dysfunctional Families: The Secrets of Dysfunctional FamiliesHealth Communications #ad - It is estimated that as many as 34 million people grew up in alcoholic homes. But what about the rest of us? what about families that had no alcoholism, workaholism, plus all the other personality traits that can produce a family system much like an alcoholic one? Countless millions of us struggle with these kinds of dysfunctions every day, compulsive overeating, problems in expressing feelings, depression, intimacy problems, but did have perfectionism, and until very recently we struggled alone.
Pulling together both theory and clinical practice, John and Linda Friel provide a readable explanation of what happened to us and how we can rectify it.
Family Ministry Field Guide: How Your Church Can Equip Parents to Make DisciplesWesleyan Publishing House #ad - This resource is for leaders in the trenches--those who: see parents disengaging from their children's spiritual development, see too many students leave for college and drop out of church, or are frustrated with programmed ministries that fail to produce results. Based on solid research, this field guide unpacks how real-life churches can narrow the gap between present reality and the biblical ideal of faith-nurturing families.
Timothy paul jones gives church leaders a practical plan to equip parents to be the primary faith trainers in their children's lives, moving beyond mere programming into genuine spiritual transformation. Scripture calls parents to train and nurture their children's faith. How can churches best equip families to disciple their children? Family ministry expert Dr.
Purpose Driven Youth Ministry: 9 Essential Foundations for Healthy Growth Youth Specialties PaperbackZondervan #ad - Written by renowned youth ministry expert Doug Fields, this book is one that both lay and professional youth workers cannot afford to miss. Purpose driven youth Ministry doesn’t present a program to be copied into any context. This classic will help you build a student ministry with purpose as well as provide examples and testimonies from youth workers around the globe.
Purpose Driven Youth Ministry: 9 Essential Foundations for Healthy Growth Youth Specialties Paperback #ad - I believe pdym will be the standard by which all youth ministry programs are judged for years to come. Rather, it presents foundational principles of youth ministry that help you develop the ministry that best meets the needs of the students in your unique setting. It is solid enough for the college or seminary classroom and practical enough for the novice.
Chap clark, and culture, family, Professor of Youth, Fuller Theological Seminary . For the past decade, youth pastors around the world have used the bestselling Purpose Driven Youth Ministry to help guide them as they build a healthy youth ministry that is aimed at impacting the lives of teenagers.
Partnering with Parents in Youth Ministry: The Practical Guide to Today's Family-Based Youth MinistryBethany House Publishers #ad - The newest trend in youth ministry today is a very healthy move toward family-based ministry, a mind-set that helps the church act as a support system, while placing discipleship and training back into the hands of family. Partnering with parents in youth ministry will help youth workers understand their unique role in helping families succeed and will give an overview strategy of family-based youth ministry, as well as practical ideas on implementing this awesome ministry in your church.
The importance of this is pointed out in the writing of the Torah in Deuteronomy 6:4-9, where believers are mandated to pass their family legacies to the next generations. The most powerful force in a young person's life is his or her family.