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Student Ministry Essentials : Reaching. Leading. Nurturing. (Paperback) (Steve Vandegriff & Richard
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Use Your Short Time to Make a Big Impact
As a youth worker, you have the unique opportunity to walk alongside students in their critical life experiences. The adolescent years are some of the most formative in a person's life, and many threats lurk around them. Skillful youth ministers can make a big impact in claiming a teen for Christ and setting them on a path towards growth.
Inside are critical elements-the essentials-to effectively enable you to influence students for the kingdom. A handbook for leading, nurturing, and reaching teens,Youth Ministry Essentials covers subjects like:
- Leadership development
- Parental involvement
- Understanding teens and culture
- Spiritual formation
- Bible-centered teaching
- Outreach programming
Effective youth workers know students, know culture, and know ministry. They must respond to changing times, but they must first have a firm handle on the essentials. Learn from two veteran youth pastors turned college professors about how to better lead, nurture, and reach students for Christ.
The rate of change in our world is astounding. As pastors and youth leaders trying to reach today's students these changes can even sometimes seem like too much to handle. But the truth is, even though the times do change, there are some critical elements or essentials that will enable anyone who is called to connect with this next generation.
From practical disciple-making tools to leadership recommendations, and from how to partner with the rest of your church to what ministry looks like outside of your comfort zone-this handbook will help anyone interested in youth ministry (parents, pastors, leaders, college students) have some great ideas of where to start. Learn from and with two veteran youth pastors and now college professors about how to better know your students, understand the culture, and do important ministry.