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Middle School Ministry

Author : Mark Oestreicher
ISBN : 9780310284949
Genre : Religion
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If you're working with middle schoolers, you know ministry to early teens can be a little nuts sometimes! In this comprehensive guide from two middle school minister veterans, you'll find everything you need to understand and effectively minister to middle school students---to meet young teens where they are and lead them toward a life with Jesus.
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Middle School Ministry Made Simple

Author : Kurt Johnston
ISBN : 0784722331
Genre : Religion
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Kurt Johnston, junior high ministry pastor at Saddleback Church, helps to show that middle school ministry—one of the most overlooked, misunderstood, and important ministries—can be made simple. This is a biblical, practical, and culturally relevant approach from a guy who's been making a difference in the lives of junior highers for more than 20 years.
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Rebuilding Youth Ministry

Author : Christopher Wesley
ISBN : 9781594715778
Genre : Religion
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Christopher Wesley is on the front lines of youth ministry. He’s been in the parish trenches, refocusing an unpopular youth program and making it one where teens feel connected, stay involved, and grow in faith. In Rebuilding Youth Ministry, Wesley offers ten indispensable strategies to help you make your youth programs just as successful. Wesley coaches fellow Catholic ministry leaders on how to overcome common hurdles of ministering to young people. Wesley shares how he faced feelings of complacency, underestimated youth, and entertained rather than ministered in his own parish. Wesley built a distinctive program based on small group faith formation and sustained it with the assistance of more than sixty volunteer adult mentors. Wesley lays out ten strategies that helped grow participation in his high school program from nine teens to ninety and the middle school program from forty teens to eighty-five, including: Making your youth program about more than pizza; Pursuing authentic relationships between small groups and mentors; Shaping a dynamic youth ministry team; and Creating a space that’s welcoming to teens.
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More Junior High And Middle School Talksheets Updated

Author : David Lynn
ISBN : 9780310873242
Genre : Religion
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Start Discussions That Matter to Your Junior Highers & Middle Schoolers About God. About themselves, their, beliefs, their questions, their lives. More Junior High-Middle School TalkSheets--Updated! contains the same kind of provocative, compelling, discussion-starting questions that are hallmarks of the best-selling TalkSheets series--now updated for new-millennium students. Here are 50 more creative discussions that focus on relevant, real-life topics: The Future Death Priorities AIDS Heaven & Hell Premarital Sex Prayer Knowing God Homosexuality Materialism & Consumerism . . . and 40 more subjects of perennial interest to teenagers. TalkSheets are convenient, effective one-page reproducible handouts with intriguing questions that will get churched kids and unchurched kids alike talking and thinking about the Bible--and how its principles affect their daily lives. Use TalkSheets to launch your own lesson--or use them as stand-alone Bible studies. Each TalkSheet comes with detailed information and suggestions for discussion leaders: Bible references galore, Internet resources, further group exploration, and activities to pursue during and after the meeting. More Junior High-Middle School TalkSheets--Updated! is the perfect discussion-starting resource for youth meetings, small groups and cell groups, Sunday school, and camps and retreats.
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A Biblical Theology Of Youth Ministry Teenagers In The Life Of The Church

Author : Michael McGarry
ISBN : 1614840962
Genre : Religion
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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. McGarry presents a thorough biblical framework to think about youth ministry as the church's expression of partnership with the family for co-evangelizing and co-discipling the next generation.
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Global Youth Ministry

Author : Terry D. Linhart
ISBN : 9780310410553
Genre : Religion
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As the world's youth population continues to grow and interact globally in an instant through blogging, texting, and social networking, youth ministry is adapting in equal fashion. Authors Terry Linhart and David Livermore offer advice that's substantiated by more than twenty prominent worldwide youth leaders: be prepared. Global Youth Ministry is the first textbook to recognize the phenomenon of global youth ministry and to coordinate leading youth ministry voices in a discussion of the theological, theoretical, sociocultural, and historical issues that shape ministries around the world. Traditionally, students of international youth ministries have had to wade through a range of sources, perspectives, and agendas. This versatile text distills all that, and focuses on real-world experiences, challenges, and issues that are part of international ministries. This book is essential reading for undergraduate and graduate-level students and youth ministry leaders who have a heart for missions, social awareness and spiritual empathy, and a desire to serve young people around the world.
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What Can We Do

Author : David Livermore
ISBN : 9780310296584
Genre : Religion
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Too often these days, youth hear about global issues such as poverty, human trafficking, and HIV/AIDS, but they don’t get practical suggestions on how they can make a positive impact on these problems. The reality is, today’s students will be leading the way in the workforce, ministries, and education in a few short years. If they begin to understand their connection to the global community today, just imagine the way they could contribute to improving these issues in future years. What Can We Do? offers youth workers an overview of pressing global issues, along with realistic, practical ways their youth ministries can respond. By helping teens understand how their faith intersects with the struggles around the world, these youth groups can have a lasting, worldwide influence. Respected educators and youth ministry veterans Dave Livermore and Terry Linhart give youth workers a thoughtful, deep perspective on the pressing issues facing the world today, while also offering creative solutions for youth groups to get involved and impact the lives of people all around the world.
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Great Talk Outlines For Youth Ministry

Author : Mark Oestreicher
ISBN : 9780310831044
Genre : Religion
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An essential speaking tool for youth workersThese 40 outlines for youth talks--written by veteran youth leaders--are just the beginning. Youth pastors, volunteer youth leaders, camp directors and counselors, and retreat leaders will also find suggestions for bringing talks to life--with illustrations, object lessons, video clips, music, and more. Each outline is followed by dozens of questions for use in small groups--to ensure that your words are heard, processed, and applied.Features include:* Sidebars for every main point which contain key illustrations, object lessons, and video or music clip suggestions* Dozens of small group discussion questions for middle and high schoolers* Fully indexed by contributor, topic, and Scripture* All of the outlines are compiled onto a companion CD-ROM in Microsoft Word® format
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Adoptive Youth Ministry Youth Family And Culture

Author : Chap Clark
ISBN : 9781493400072
Genre : Religion
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Kids desperately need healthy, committed adults who can help them thrive in their faith and become active participants in the life of the church. This requires the efforts of the whole faith community. Chap Clark, one of the leading voices in youth ministry today, brings together twenty-four experts from a variety of denominations and traditions to offer a comprehensive introduction to adoptive youth ministry, a theologically driven, academically grounded, and practical youth ministry model. The book shows readers how to integrate emerging generations into the family of faith, helping young adults become active participants in God's redemptive community.
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Great Talk Outlines For Youth Ministry 2

Author : Mark Oestreicher
ISBN : 0310252881
Genre : Religion
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These forty field-tested guides from veteran speakers are essential tools and supplements for any youth worker. Each outline includes sidebars with key illustrations, object lessons, video or music clip suggestions, and/or speaker tips. To facilitate application of the message, each outline is followed by dozens of questions for use in small groups. All the outlines are compiled on a companion CD-ROM and are fully indexed.
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Youth Ministry Management Tools

Author : Ginny Olson
ISBN : 9780310235965
Genre : Religion
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This is a manual for quick and convenient access to the spectrum of administrative and managerial tasks that face youth workers every day with a companion CD-ROM that includes not only a student contact database, but all the book s forms in editable format."
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The Volunteer S Field Guide To Youth Ministry

Author : Len Kageler
ISBN : 0764446827
Genre : Religion
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Congratulations! You've agreed to serve as a volunteer-perhaps the most underrated, underappreciated, misunderstood role in youth ministry! But your role is also one of the most essential. Seriously-the healthiest, most effective youth ministries are built on a solid foundation of dedicated, talented, committed volunteers. The Volunteer's Field Guide to Youth Ministry will help you chart a course of growth as a follower of Christ and as a leader in your congregation. You can read it from front to back, or you can treat it like a reference tool-scan for topics that are relevant today, and save the rest for later. Chapter topics include: Discovering your unique personality and the way God has wired you Preparing for the adventure of youth ministry volunteer work Understanding the teenagers you work with Supporting parents as they raise their teenagers Working with other volunteers on your team Following leaders in your ministry and congregation You have a family. You have a full-time job. You have other commitments and responsibilities. Yet you understand the rewards and blessings of serving as a youth ministry volunteer. The Volunteer's Field Guide to Youth Ministry will become one of your favorite tools as you serve teenagers and help lead them toward a Jesus-centered life.
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Youth Ministry 3 0

Author : Mark Oestreicher
ISBN : 9780310669425
Genre : Religion
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Over the past several decades there have been three significant shifts in youth culture; each new shift brought with it different values and priorities in the lives of teens. Youth ministries adapted and responded to the first two shifts, but we’re missing the boat on the third. The result? Youth ministry isn’t addressing the realities and needs of today’s youth culture.After nearly three decades in youth ministry, Mark Oestreicher has lived through a lot of those shifts himself. In recent years, he’s found himself wondering what needs to change, especially since so much of what we’re doing in youth ministry today is not working.In Youth Ministry 3.0, youth workers will explore, along with Marko and the voices of other youth workers, why we need change in youth ministry, from a ministry moving away from a dependence on programs, to one that is focused on communion and mission. They’ll get a quick history of youth ministry over the last fifty years. And they’ll help dream about what changes need to take place in order to create the next phase of youth ministry—the future that needs to be created for effective ministry to students.
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Reinventing Youth Ministry Again

Author : Wayne Rice
ISBN : 9780830868049
Genre : Religion
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Reflecting on four-decade-long a career marked by wild social turbulence and remarkably creative and innovative ministry--including game-changing initiatives such as Youth Specialties and the Wittenburg Door--Wayne Rice turns his eye toward those who are to come. What does the future of youth require of the future of youth ministry? For three-dimensional people at the greatest cusp of change in their lives, set against a backdrop of a constantly changing world, it requires youth, parents, congregations and youth workers alike to undergird the activities of their ministry with a commitment to reality--to remember that the gospel is always, ultimately, a matter of a flesh-and-blood God pouring his life into his flesh-and-blood children.
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Junior High Ministry

Author : Wayne Rice
ISBN : 9780310872894
Genre : Religion
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Rowdy, restless, silly, out of control, moody, vulgar, disrespectful, unpredictable -- this may be the junior high stereotype, writes youth ministry expert Wayne Rice. But early adolescents' enthusiasm, loyalty, energy, candidness, and willingness to learn -- these more than compensate for the well-publicized hazards of working with middle schoolers. In this edition of Junior High Ministry -- updated and expanded to reflect the realities of middle school ministry at the turn of the century -- the cofounder of Youth Specialties takes a comprehensive look at the early adolescent experience: - A case for junior high ministry -- and what it takes to work effectively with junior highers. - New material of turn-of-the-century trends in the youth culture -- and on programming for kids living in this culture. - A chapter each on the five pivotal areas of development -- physical, social, intellectual, psycho-emotional, and faith -- among junior highers. - Altogether new chapters on parental involvement and mentoring in the context of junior high ministry . . . all topped off with 50 creative and practical ideas -- fun and games, Bible study openers, mixers, entire events -- that are tailored for junior highers in Sunday school, the youth room, or your living room. Whether you're training for youth work or a trainer of youth workers, Junior High Ministry will keep finding its dog-eared way to the top of your most used resources.
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Smaller Church Youth Ministry

Author : Brad Fiscus
ISBN : 9781501825828
Genre : Religion
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Smaller Church Youth Ministry highlights the big impact small churches can have on the faith journey of their young people. It is designed to encourage and help small churches start, build, and lead effective disciple-making youth ministry. Topics include a biblical foundation, practical helps, tools and activities.
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5 Views On Youth Ministry Short Term Missions

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ISBN : 1942145497
Genre : Religion
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Short-term mission trips are the best and the worst things we do in North American youth ministry.That's the first sentence in this book, and it sets the rationale for why this dialogue is so critically important. Of course, intentionality is important in all aspects of youth ministry, but since short-term missions have such a unique possibility of doing more harm than good (both for participants and those we serve), it's about time we had a more robust conversation about the good, bad, and ugly. 5 Views on Youth Ministry Short-Term Missions reflects the thoughts, stories, and real-life tips of five in-the-trenches youth workers who regularly lead short-term mission trips. Here you'll find practical wisdom on many approaches to STMs, from work camps to urban missions to long-term partnerships with Indigenous church leaders across the globe. Appendices tackle the important topics of junior high short-term missions and the incredible value of multigenerational trips. With compelling stories and reflective questions (plus some pushback in chapter responses), the array of wise perspectives here will both affirm and challenge your thinking-and will provide encouragement and challenge as you approach short-term missions in your own ministry.
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No Meeting Required

Author : Christina J. Semmel
ISBN : 9780884899280
Genre : Religion
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"Effective youth ministry does not require a young person to sign up for, enroll in, or even attend a youth ministry program to be under the care of youth ministry in his or her parish. This book provides ideas for reaching out to young people without requiring them to do anything in return. Through nongathered ministry efforts, we can let all the young people in our community know that God's love (and ours) is not contingent on their showing up at an event"--Publisher description.
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Junior High And Middle School Talksheets Updated

Author : David Lynn
ISBN : 9780310867364
Genre : Religion
File Size : 25.74 MB
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Get Your Students Talking About the Bible And God. And themselves, their beliefs, their questions, their lives. About the things that matter to them.Do it conveniently and effectively with Junior High-Middle School TalkSheets--Updated!, part of the best-selling discussion-starting TalkSheets series from Youth Specialties, now updated for new-millennium students. Here are 50 creative discussions that focus on relevant, real-life topics:Media Influences--TV, Music, AdvertisingSubstance Abuse & Peer PressureParentsSelf-Image & Physical AppearanceJesusFriendshipsPrayer & WorshipTrusting God & Dealing with Doubt. . . and 40 more subjects of perennial interest to teenagers.TalkSheets are one-page reproducible handouts with provocative questions in a compelling design that will get churched and unchurched kids alike talking and thinking about the Bible--and how its principles affect their daily lives.Use TalkSheets to launch your own lesson--or use them as stand-alone Bible studies. Each TalkSheet comes with detailed information and suggestions for discussion leaders: Bible references galore, Internet resources, further group exploration, and activities to pursue during and after the meeting.Junior High-Middle School TalkSheets--Updated! is the perfect discussion-starting resource for youth meetings, small groups and cell groups, Sunday school, and camps and retreats.More than a quarter million copies sold in this series!
Category: Religion