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Life in Student Ministry Practical Conversations on Thriving in Youth Ministry

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ISBN-10: 0310329094

ISBN-13: 9780310329091

Edition: 2010

Authors: Tim Schmoyer

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List price: $8.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 3/6/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Crystal Bowman loves writing books for kids. Her books come in all shapes and sizes and many of them have become best sellers. Whether her stories are written in playful rhythm and rhyme, or short sentences for beginning readers, she tries to make them so enjoyable that kids will want to read them over and over again. "But the most important part," she says, "is to teach children that God loves them and cares about them very much."Alison Strobel writes novels that explore life, love and faith. She lives in Colorado with her husband and two daughters. Visit her at www.AlisonStrobel.comTim Schmoyer has served in youth ministry for over 10 years. He is currently a youth pastor in Minnesota…    

Are You Called to Be a Youth Worker?
Determine your call to youth ministry
Three qualities every youth worker must have
The ideal youth ministry
Starting a Youth Ministry
Tips for starting out in vocational youth ministry
Why teens come to youth group
10 steps to starting a youth ministry in your church
But what if my church has only one teenager?
How to grow a youth group
What to do during your first youth group meeting
After the very first youth group meeting
Once Your Youth Ministry is Up and Running
Where real ministry takes place
How to do youth ministry all wrong
Lies we believe in youth ministry
Helping teens take ownership of youth group
Five tips for making visitors feel welcome at youth group
Two ideas for improving how teens welcome outsiders
Sharing God's Word with Teens
10 reasons why you should do lesson preparation early
Three ideas for making God's Word "sticky"
How to push a spiritually apathetic teen to be spiritually passionate
Three things teens should know before they graduate
When Teens and Parents Won't Commit to the Youth Ministry
What teens and parents will and won't commit to
Handling teenagers who don't want to participate in youth group activities
Handing frustrations about low attendance
Should you use a reward system for youth group attendance?
Parents who ground their teens from youth group
Five tips to remember when sharing youth group announcements
Evaluating your ministry's communication methods
Guidelines for youth pastors who text teens
Managing Money
Writing a youth ministry budget
Why volunteers should always go for free
Investing in volunteers
Finding Adult Volunteers
What to look for in a youth leader
How to recruit ministry volunteers
Addressing the four most common excuses potential leaders make
The value of using retired adults
Should you use unsaved adults as youth leaders?
The process of initiating new leaders into the ministry
Questions to ask a new youth leader
What teens need from youth leaders
Once Your Volunteers Are in Place
Expectations of youth leaders
Boundaries for youth leaders
Handling volunteers who are too busy for teenagers
How to train leaders to be relational
Signs that a youth leader is lacking maturity and healthy adult relationships
10 ideas for keeping adult leaders on board long term
Using interns
Challenges You May Face in Youth Ministry
The hardest part of youth ministry
The daunting job description of a youth worker
Mistakes that can kill your ministry's growth
Dealing with the pressures of church leadership
Handling discipline as a young youth worker
The difficult and disruptive teen
Dealing with drama at youth group
Ministry: grind or glamour?
Ways to Make Youth Ministry Easier
11 ways to reduce stress in ministry
Living with a spouse who serves in youth ministry
Advantages of a local network of youth workers
10 commandments for surviving in youth ministry
Serving in Youth Ministry for the Long Haul
Being versus doing
Youth pastor is more than a title
How you will crash and burn(out) in ministry
Avoiding burnout in ministry
How to leave a youth ministry position well