Junior High MinistryJunior High Ministry

A Guide to Early Adolescence for Youth Workers Wayne Rice. scratching the surface, we will try to cover, in as much depth as necessary, those areas of special significance to the junior high worker in the church.

Author: Wayne Rice

Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties

ISBN: 9780310872894


Page: 224

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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.

Partnering with Parents in Youth MinistryPartnering with Parents in Youth Ministry

The Practical Guide to Today's Family-Based Youth Ministry Jim Burns, Mike DeVries. are the youth director , youth pastor or youth worker , you are really a minister to families . We have been given a charge to influence the spiritual ...

Author: Jim Burns

Publisher: Gospel Light Publications

ISBN: 0830732292


Page: 152

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The most powerful force in a young person's life is his or her family. 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 newest trend in youth ministry today is a very healthy move toward family based ministry, a mindset 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.

Middle School MinistryMiddle School Ministry

“I read this book in two sittings and learned more about middle school ministry than I have learned in the previous decade. Way to go Scott and Mark!” —Bill Hybels, senior pastor, Willow Creek Community Church “It's not often I find a ...

Author: Mark Oestreicher

Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties

ISBN: 9780310867401


Page: 384

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Many people run scared from the middle school youth room. But (thankfully!) there are people out there who are actually drawn to those young teens. Although often times they’re not equipped to deal with the unique challenges that middle school ministry presents, or they’re just not sure what to do when a room full of young teens (who are “part child, but not quite adult”) are running around the youth room. Finally, there’s a comprehensive guide to middle school ministry, from two veterans of this unchartered territory. Mark Oestreicher and Scott Rubin help youth workers understand the importance of middle school ministry, the development process for young teens and their implications for ministry, and how to best minister to these sometimes misunderstood students. They share their experiences (as middle school pastors and parents of middle schoolers), giving youth workers he encouragement, hope, and training they need to succeed in middle school ministry.

This Way to Youth MinistryThis Way to Youth Ministry

Despite these relational setbacks, I had good youth group experiences as an adolescent- Though those experiences were ... In my second year of university I added to my ministry plate a Director of Junior High Ministry position at a ...

Author: Duffy Robbins

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310255277


Page: 170

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A companion guide to This Way to Youth Ministry that offers practical applications, theological foundations, and valuable information for the student beginning a youth ministry.

Leadership for Catholic Youth MinistryLeadership for Catholic Youth Ministry

In developing your youth ministry model , you need to make an honest assessment of the vibrancy of parish life and its openness to youth . If the overall parish life is vibrant , with lots of opportunities for youth to experience ...

Author: Thomas East

Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications

ISBN: 1585957321


Page: 343

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Catechetical / Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry from the Inside OutYouth Ministry from the Inside Out

Jack and I used to work together as youth pastors — he did junior high , I did high school — and he now serves on my board of directors at LINC Ministries . Jack broke his neck on a junior high water skiing trip and has been a ...

Author: Mike Higgs

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830823999


Page: 157

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Mike Higgs, a youth worker with over two decades of experience, expresses the great need for youth workers to stop focusing on performance and focus instead on following God in his work so that ministry will become less noise and more substance.

The Core Realities of Youth MinistryThe Core Realities of Youth Ministry

Nine Biblical Principles That Mark Healthy Youth Ministries Mike Yaconelli ... As director of a junior high camp, I thought it would be hilarious if one of the head counselors and I scared the junior high girls who had just settled down ...

Author: Mike Yaconelli

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310871842


Page: 144

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Mike Yaconelli composes his thoughts and passions regarding the nine core realities of youth ministry: veracity (youth ministry must expose students to the life-giving truth of Jesus Christ), authenticity (authentic youth workers will draw young people to Jesus Christ), audacity (youth ministry must push students, parents, and the church outside their comfort zones), sanctuary (youth ministry must provide a safe place for students), diversity (youth ministry must challenge young people to embrace diversity), humility (youth ministry should be clothed in humility), intimacy (our relationship with Jesus is our youth ministry), mystery (youth ministry must foster mystery, rediscover astonishment, and leave room for unanswered questions), and creativity (youth ministry must free students and youth workers to discover and express their God-given creativity). As an added resource, each member of the CORETM seminar team, including authors and speakers such as Laurie Polich, Efrem Smith, Marv Penner, Duffy Robbins, contributes sidebars throughout the book responding to Mike’s thoughts.

Sustainable Youth MinistrySustainable Youth Ministry

Why Most Youth Ministry Doesn't Last and What Your Church Can Do About It Mark DeVries. A disclaimer: When we present these norms, we're often asked, “Where did you get these?” Our response is that, like a contractor who has built forty ...

Author: Mark DeVries

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830879056


Page: 240

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One of the big problems in youth ministry is the constant turnover of youth ministers. Mark DeVries addresses the problem with a systematic answer: churches need to take corporate responsibility for establishing a vision and structure for effective ministry, rather than leaving it all up to the youth minister. Especially helpful for senior pastors and church leaders.

Asian American Youth MinistryAsian American Youth Ministry

While ministering in bi-cultural churches he views youth ministry as a means to cultivate unity in the church and an avenue to transform culture. Brian Gomes is an Associate Pastor overseeing the English ministry and leads the Junior ...

Author: Dj Chuang

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781411693401


Page: 158

View: 250

Find practical answers in this handy resource! Get an inside look at the practical insights from the perspective of practitioners, who collectively have over 100 years of experience in Asian American youth ministry, as they share about the intergenerational church, student leadership, and vital outreach.