The Youth Ministry Survival Guide

Author: Len Kageler
Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
ISBN: 0310669634
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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It’s more common in youth ministry than we want to admit—burnout and failure. Exhaustion, frustration, disappointment, and conflict bring many youth workers to a point where they either choose a new church, a new career, or someone makes that choice for them. After thirty years of youth ministry experience, Len Kageler wants to help youth workers avoid the pitfalls that are common to their calling, and give them the tools to not only survive, but also to thrive in youth ministry. Along with his own wisdom, Len offers insights gained from his 2006 survey of more than 300 burned out or fired youth workers who come from a variety of ministry contexts and denominations. If you’re new to youth ministry, or you’ve been at it for a while and feel like you may be on the verge of burnout, The Youth Ministry Survival Guide will help you: • deal with conflict and compromise • determine the causes of burnout (and how to avoid them!) • discover how your personality, and the personality of those you work with, affects the dynamics of your ministry experience • develop the best plan for working with senior pastors, church leadership, parents, and students, so you can… • do youth ministry in your 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond! Don’t let burnout force you out! Inside this book you’ll find steps you can take to help build fences against failure, and you’ll learn what it takes to survive and thrive in youth ministry.

Youth Ministry Nuts and Bolts

Author: Duffy Robbins
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310670292
Format: PDF, Mobi
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To help youth workers (paid and/or volunteer) think through some of the key issues related to the administrative issues of youth ministry.

2009 Essentials Bundle

Author: Zondervan Publishing House
Publisher: Zondervan Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780310671022
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Bundle includes: 1 copy each of Youth Ministry 3.0 (0310668662), Evangelism Remixed (031029293X), 101 Ideas for Making Disciples in Your Youth Group (0310274958), Better Safe than Sued (0310282616), How to Volunteer Like a Pro (0310287766), Youth Ministry Survival Guide (0310276632)

Gospelize Your Youth Ministry

Author: Greg Stier
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483559327
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Youth ministry with a kick! The strong and spicy heat of the gospel is the secret to effective and exciting ministry—just look at the early Church! Gospel advancement was at the heart of the early believers’ discipleship, and the book of Acts gives us a vibrant picture of God’s plan to use us to build His kingdom. In Gospelize Your Youth Ministry, Greg Stier unpacks the model found in the book of Acts, unveiling the key ingredients present within the early Church that fueled its vibrancy, spiritual depth and exponential growth. Today, youth leaders can blend these same basic ingredients together—customized to their own context and style—to create a gospelized youth ministry that results in dynamic kingdom growth. Have you ever read the book of Acts and wondered, “Why not here? Why not now? Why not me?” If you haven’t asked yourself those questions, you should! You have the same mission, the same gospel message and the same Holy Spirit living inside you, so there’s no reason you can’t have the same results! Learn how to put the same focus and effort into making and multiplying disciples as the early Church, using the gospel as the kick. Move your ministry from meeting-driven to mission-driven, from routine to transformational. Discover how to nurture the transformational advancement of the gospel both in and through your students. Then watch your youth group grow in ways you never imagined, both spiritually and numerically! Spice up your youth ministry and (re)discover the joy, excitement and transformation you’ve been longing to see—and that Jesus promised! Once you get a taste, nothing else will satisfy.

Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry

Author: Doug Fields
Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
ISBN: 0310569974
Format: PDF, ePub
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Since forever altering the course of the youth ministry world with his best-selling, groundbreaking book, Purpose-Driven® Youth Ministry, Doug Fields’ mind—but especially his heart—has been focused on the many unique needs of new youth workers.Doug translated his passion, insight, 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, but also thriving, during the most crucial phase of youth ministry. 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. 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, a chorus of insightful sidebar voices joins your conversation with Doug, among them ministry veterans Jim Burns, Steve Gerali, Mike Yaconelli, Helen Musick, Chap Clark, Marv Penner, Rick Warren, Jana L. Sundene, Bo Boshers, Duffy Robbins, Tony Campolo, and Richard Ross, all who’ve composed extensive, topical essays for each of the dozen chapters.Your First Two Years of Youth Ministry is a must-have tool for new youth workers, volunteers, seminary professors and students, senior pastors, elders, church boards—even veteran youth workers who’ve been ministering in unstructured environments and are now asking, “What did I miss? What can I still learn?”The first two years of youth ministry are never easy. But never fear. Doug fervently assures us: “Hang on. Hope’s coming!”

The Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide for Teenagers

Author: Jonathan McKee
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780988741355
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide for Teenagers isn't a normal book. It's not even a normal Zombie survival guide. It's a story of three teenagers enduring and surviving against the odds, adapting where many adults failed. Not many teenagers survived "The Havoc," probably because most didn't acclimate and learn like these three.So what's the secret to their survival?Good question. The answer lies in these pages, a journal written by a teenager named Chris.Each section includes some discussion questions to help you digest what you just read. These questions will point to the Bible here and there for some wisdom that has stood the test of time: wisdom for surviving your real world.

Growing Young

Author: Kara Powell
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1493405829
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Unleashing the Passion of Young People in Your Church Is Possible! Churches are losing both members and vitality as increasing numbers of young people disengage. Based on groundbreaking research with over 250 of the nation's leading congregations, Growing Young provides a strategy any church can use to involve and retain teenagers and young adults. It profiles innovative churches that are engaging 15- to 29-year-olds and as a result are growing--spiritually, emotionally, missionally, and numerically. Packed with both research and practical ideas, Growing Young shows pastors and ministry leaders how to position their churches to engage younger generations in a way that breathes vitality, life, and energy into the whole church. Visit www.churchesgrowingyoung.org for more information.

The Corporate Whistleblower s Survival Guide

Author: Tom Devine
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1605099880
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From Erin Brockovich to Enron, whistleblowers who “challenge abuses of power that betray the public trust” have proven to be an unfortunate necessity in modern business culture. Their efforts to report crimes, fraud, and dangers to public health and safety have saved millions of lives and billions of dollars of shareholder value – and had we heeded the warnings of whistleblowers, perhaps disasters such as the Bernie Madoff scandal and the Lehman Brothers meltdown could have been averted. Recent federal legislation in finance and health reform have cemented legal protections and mechanisms for whistleblowing. This book provides a thorough guide and history to the whistleblower's legal rights. The ultimate survival guide, it provides advice on getting help and finding allies, warns that retaliation is often the reward for "committing the truth" and shows how to weather the storm. With extensive legal texts, sample letters, resources, and information on upcoming whistleblower reforms, this is the ultimate source on the subject.

Every Young Man s Battle

Author: Stephen Arterburn
Publisher: WaterBrook
ISBN: 9781578569700
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this world you’re surrounded by sexual images that open the door to temptation. They’re everywhere–on TV, billboards, magazines, music, the internet–and so easy to access that it sometimes feels impossible to escape their clutches. Yet God expects his children to be sexually pure. So how can you survive the relentless battle against temptation? Here’s powerful ammunition. Steve Arterburn and Fred Stoeker, the authors of the hard-hitting best-seller Every Man’s Battle, now focus on the temptations young single Christian men like you face every day–and they offer workable, biblical strategies for achieving sexual purity. The authors examine the standard of Ephesians 5:3–“there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality”–in a positive and sensitive light. And they explain how an authentic, vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ is the key to victory over temptation. Every Young Man’s Battle will show you how to train your eyes and your mind, how to clean up your thought life, and how to develop a realistic battle plan for remaining pure in today’s sexually soaked culture. As a result, you’ll experience hope–real hope–for living a strong, pure life God’s way From the Trade Paperback edition.