The 9: Best Practices for Youth Ministry

ISBN-10: 0764441345

ISBN-13: 9780764441349

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Authors: Kurt Johnston
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Description: We've never met a youth worker who wanted to be ineffective. Why would anybody enter the turbulent world of youth ministry unless they wanted to make a difference! But where to start, what to do, and how do you know if your efforts really are effective?In The 9: Best Practices for Youth Ministry, Kurt Johnston and Tim Levert unwrap nine characteristics of effective youth ministry. They specifically tackle this vital question: "What can churches and youth groups do to keep students from walking away from church after high school?"This book takes an up-close look at some "best practices" discovered in an extensive study led by leaders from seven different denominations. Researchers surveyed more than 6,000 lead pastors, youth pastors, paid and volunteer youth workers, parents, and teenagers who have found success in creating ministry settings that foster long-term Christ-followers, not just youth group attendees-and they found some solid, real-world answers.So, what are these nine practices? We're glad you asked!1. Nurture Your Own Soul2. Build an Awareness of God's Active Presence3. Encourage Personal Spiritual Growth4. Foster a Sense of Evangelistic Urgency5. Increase the Congregation's Appreciation of Students6. Provide Opportunities for Relationships7. Develop Confident, Competent, and Committed Adult Leaders8. Consistently Value Families9. Create Contextualized Programs and EventsThis isn't a textbook-it's a practical guide for anyone who works with teenagers in a local church setting. If you're committed to effective, real-world youth ministry, this book will help you build, lead, and support the cause of helping teenagers own their faith and maintain that faith once they graduate from high school.

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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 0
Publisher: Flagship Church Resources
Publication date: 10/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Size: 4.72" wide x 66.14" long x 89.76" tall
Weight: 739.2
Language: English

Kurt Johnston is junior high pastor in Southern California. He's served in middle school ministry since 1988 - longer than most of you have been alive! Kurt was once a middle school student, and when he was in 8th grade he was beaten up by a 7th grader. Kurt and his family live in Orange County where he spends his free time surfing and still avoiding 7th-grade bullies.

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