Indispensable Youth Pastor Land, Love, and Lock in Your Youth Ministry Dream Job

ISBN-10: 0764466100
ISBN-13: 9780764466106
Edition: 2011
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Description: Youth ministry is one of the most rewarding professions in the world. But it also can be exhausting, overwhelming, captivating, tedious, energizing, demanding, draining, and stressful. Can you handle the pressure?Veteran youth workers and  More...

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List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Group Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/24/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 173
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Youth ministry is one of the most rewarding professions in the world. But it also can be exhausting, overwhelming, captivating, tedious, energizing, demanding, draining, and stressful. Can you handle the pressure?Veteran youth workers and consultants Mark DeVries and Jeff Dunn-Rankin want you to succeed-whether you're trying to land your first youth ministry role, wishing you had more love for the job you already hold, or seeking strategies to lock in your dream job.That's why they've written The Indispensable Youth Pastor - to peel back the curtain and reveal the truths about youth ministry. They want you to understand and prepare for the unique challenges that accompany this calling. Otherwise, you're likely to be blindsided and overwhelmed by situations that a well-prepared youth worker will handle with ease.This book provides tools that will help you stay in the game of youth ministry for as long as God has called you and insights that can literally transform the way you approach your next (or current) role.Chapter topics include:Developing a search timeline that worksWhere to hunt for youth ministry openingsWhy acquaintances aid your search more than friendsWhy the Jones Memorial Carpet mattersInitiating change without killing your ministryHelping people embrace the ministry's visionLiving a life that has balance and prioritiesLearning to love the parts of your job you dislikeDon't become a statistic-another person who leaves youth ministry prematurely, burned out from ministry and the church altogether. Make yourself indispensable by following the path toward landing, loving, and locking in your dream youth ministry job.

Introduction: They Call It Work for a Reason
How to Land the Youth Ministry Job You'll Love
First Things First
If You Want To Do Youth Ministry We Suggest You…
The Most Important Youth Ministry Skill Ever
More Than Kid Stuff
Recovery and Re-Entry
The Abnormal Search
Weaving Your Web
Do You Have a Match?
The R�sum�: Your First Interview
Reference, Please: And Your Mama Doesn't Count
Check Your Fly
Be Yourself-But Don't Overdo It
How to Tell If a Search Committee Is Lying
Selling Without Sounding Like a Salesperson
Overcoming the �They Never Called Me Back� Excuse
Family Matters
Holy Hesitation
How to Lock in Your Youth Ministry Dream Job
Clarity Is Job One
Ticket for the Clue Train
Evolution, Not Revolution
Making the Most of the Honeymoon
Sync Me
When Numbers Count
Why the Jones Memorial Carpet Matters
Congratulations, You're a Politician
The End of the Fight Club
How to Earn Freedom
Tell Me a Story
The Art of the Woo: Up, Down, and Sideways
The Dead-Air Death Trap
Holy Parent-o-Phobe, Batman!
They All Have Names
If You Lied in the Interview, Don't Blame the Church
When You Feel the Urge to Fix…
Pacing With Your Pastor
How to Love Your Youth Ministry Job
No Fruit-No Fear
Mirror, Mirror
Make It Easy on Yourself
Love Them Anyway
Not Everyone Is a Youth Worker
A Lesson From the Improv
Farewell, Eeyore
Finding Rhythm
Get Used to the Money
How to Eat Your Broccoli
Knowing When to Leave
A Final Word
Endnotes
A Personal Search Timeline
Sample Tracking List for Contacts
Acknowledgements
Youth Ministry Architects

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