Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry

In the end, he offers treasure troves of practical advice, all in the hope that new youth workers can travel a smoother path and achieve real longevity in a church culture that all too often chews them and spits them out.Doug covers all ...

Author: Doug Fields

Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties

ISBN: 0310569974

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Since forever altering the course of the youth ministry world with his best-selling, groundbreaking book, Purpose-Driven® Youth Ministry, Doug Fields’ mind—but especially his heart—has been focused on the many unique needs of new youth workers.Doug translated his passion, insight, and vision for his beloved “rookies” into what you’re now reading, Your Fist Two Years in Youth Ministry—hands-down the most comprehensive companion to not only surviving, but also thriving, during the most crucial phase of youth ministry. Employing his renowned wisdom and humor—as if you and Doug were chatting over a long, relaxing meal—the author disarmingly relates stories and principles from his own successes and failures over 20-plus years in youth ministry. In the end, he offers treasure troves of practical advice, all in the hope that new youth workers can travel a smoother path and achieve real longevity in a church culture that all too often chews them and spits them out.Doug covers all-important issues such as:· Dealing with discouragement· Establishing a solid spiritual foundation· Building effective relationships with students· Resolving conflict· Ministering to parents and families· Trailblazing change· Working with volunteers· Defining a realistic job description· And many others!In addition, a chorus of insightful sidebar voices joins your conversation with Doug, among them ministry veterans Jim Burns, Steve Gerali, Mike Yaconelli, Helen Musick, Chap Clark, Marv Penner, Rick Warren, Jana L. Sundene, Bo Boshers, Duffy Robbins, Tony Campolo, and Richard Ross, all who’ve composed extensive, topical essays for each of the dozen chapters.Your First Two Years of Youth Ministry is a must-have tool for new youth workers, volunteers, seminary professors and students, senior pastors, elders, church boards—even veteran youth workers who’ve been ministering in unstructured environments and are now asking, “What did I miss? What can I still learn?”The first two years of youth ministry are never easy. But never fear. Doug fervently assures us: “Hang on. Hope’s coming!”

Spontaneous Melodramas

Doug Fields is youth pastor at Saddleback Church in Southern California, president of SimplyYouthMinistry.com, and author of Purpose-Driven® Youth Ministry and Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry. Laurie Polich is an 18-year youth ...

Author: Doug Fields

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310877415

Category: Religion

Page: 104

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You know them as hilarious, boisterous skits that get kids involved, whether they're hamming up front, or in the audience cheering for the good guys, hissing the bad guys, and getting nearly as animated as the onstage actors. Better yet, these no-rehearsal skits are comic takes on 24 classic Bible stories, from Babel to Zacchaeus. Use these skits to take your students into or out of your Bible lesson -- for the humor never buries the central message of the Bible passage. Inside you'll find 12 Old Testament and 12 New Testament stories -- like these: - The First Tongue Twister (the Tower of Babel) - Josephine's Dream (Joseph and his brothers) - The Young and the Hairless (Samson and Delilah) - Dave, the Wave, and the Giant Kahuna (David and Goliath) - Dances with Lions (Daniel) - World Serious: The Empire Strikes Out (the temptation of Jesus) - Good Sam, the Levis, and Judas Priest (parable of the Good Samaritan) - Showdown at Tombstone (Jesus and the demon-possessed man) Unchurched teenagers who can't tell Samson from Solomon, or long-time youth group kids -- everyone will love not merely hearing or reading Bible stories, but doing them. Welcome to more than a year's worth of slapstick, pratfalls, and melodrama. These Bible-story skits are anything but solemn, but they'll make Bible stories memorable for your students.

Spiritual Gifts High School Study

Inside the book you'll find a special download link for additional reproducible student handouts and options for every session to tailor each study to your group's unique needs.

Author: Jim Burns

Publisher: Gospel Light Publications

ISBN: 9780830755097

Category: Religion

Page: 178

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Adolescence can leave a young person feeling particularly ungifted - as if they don't fit in anywhere. But that's not what God has in mind. He has given every believer, young and old, unique spiritual gifts to build up His body. In Spiritual Gifts, Jim Burns and Doug Fields, noted leaders in youth ministry, take high school students through a study of the spiritual gifts listed in Scripture and then work through an exercise to help them discover their own gifts and how to use them. Watch teens come to life when they discover that they are gifted and have much to offer the body of Christ. Inside the book you'll find a special download link for additional reproducible student handouts and options for every session to tailor each study to your group's unique needs.

Taking Theology to Youth Ministry

In Taking Theology to Youth Ministry, Andrew Root invites you along on a journey with Nadia—a fictional youth worker who is trying to understand the “why” behind her ministry.

Author: Andrew Root

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310578922

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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Even if you know you’re called to youth ministry and are passionate about the students in your group, you’ve probably had a few of those moments when you’ve wondered why you’re doing certain things in your ministry, or wondered why you’re even doing youth ministry in the first place. If you’ve ever stopped to ask, “What’s the point of youth ministry?” ... In Taking Theology to Youth Ministry, Andrew Root invites you along on a journey with Nadia—a fictional youth worker who is trying to understand the “why” behind her ministry. Her narrative, along with Root’s insights, help you uncover the action of God as it pertains to your own youth ministry, and encourage you to discover how you can participate in that action. As you join this theological journey, you’ll find yourself exploring how theology can and should influence the way you do youth ministry.

Sustainable Children s Ministry

Are you a children's ministry leader on the edge of burnout?

Author: Mark DeVries

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830888470

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Are you a children's ministry leader on the edge of burnout? Sustainable Children’s Ministry shows you how to recruit volunteers, partner with parents, navigate politics, and care for your own soul instead of frantically scrambling to do it all yourself. This practical resource will help you build a ministry foundation that will still be standing long after you are gone.

Combos for Youth Groups

HAVE IT YOUR WAY Special Order Another Coordinated Youth Program With the Works Week in and week out, leaders are looking for something to spark the imagination and the energy of their youth group.

Author: David Stewart

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780687495917

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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HAVE IT YOUR WAY Special Order Another Coordinated Youth Program With the Works Week in and week out, leaders are looking for something to spark the imagination and the energy of their youth group. Would you like all of your youth group activities & classes to coordinate together under a single unifying theme? Would you like a set of 6 complete month-long youth programs you can customize to your preferences? Would you like more of the relevant, creative, and complete plans you enjoyed in the first two volumes of Combos for Youth Groups ? Combos for Youth Groups # 3 offers you a third helping of youth programs that are stuffed with coordinated "a la carte menus", including - Off-Site Activities Class Lessons Service Projects Skit Scripts Music Games Videos Scripture Tie-Ins Illustrative Snacks Discussion Questions Handouts PowerPoint Presentations Devo Aids Theme Wall Decor Hands-On Activities Combos for Youth Groups # 3 includes complete plans, plus a CD-ROM for customizing six multi-faceted 1-month youth group themes. Choose your favorite themes and campaign elements within the Combos "menus", offering them in any order, at any time during the calendar year. Leaders can use these ingredients to create a soul-satisfying "combo" just right for their youth group! Six 1-Month Themes in Combos # 3 Color My World Fired Up! It Takes Two...or More Under Construction Good Book Look House of Faith Each theme can be used for a month of weekly youth group programs--so complete, just add a leader! Includes CD-ROM Allows youth workers flexibility when modifying the themes to meet their group's specific needs. CD-ROM REQUIREMENTS PC/Windows® Pentium® II 300 MHz or faster processor Microsoft® Windows 98 or later 64 MB RAM 4X CD-ROM drive Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher recommended QuickTime® 5.0 or higher External speakers recommended Macintosh® Power PC 300 MHz or faster processor Mac OS 9.0 or later 64 MB RAM 4X CD-ROM drive Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher recommended for OS9 Safari or Internet Explorer recommended for OS X QuickTime® 5.0 or higher

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Building Your Volunteer Team

Do you find yourself wondering how to get new volunteers onboard for your ministry? Youth leaders Mark DeVries and Nate Stratman have heard all the reasons why leaders fail to get and keep volunteers.

Author: Mark DeVries

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830841210

Category: Religion

Page: 0

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Do you find yourself wondering how to get new volunteers onboard for your ministry? Youth leaders Mark DeVries and Nate Stratman have heard all the reasons why leaders fail to get and keep volunteers. That's why they have developed this 30-day on-ramp to creating a volunteer team, with all of the needed tools included and a money-back guarantee.

Refuel

But you don't have to keep running on empty. Bestselling author Doug Fields offers an uncomplicated, practical plan that you can carry out. This book won't teach you how to "cram God" into your already-full schedule.

Author: Doug Fields

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418573221

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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If you've always struggled with the stereotypical quiet-time, don't give up hope! As a Christian, you know you need to have devotions. You've heard it from your pastor; you've seen the study guides; you may have even made a dent in the One Year Bible. Some of you have valiantly set your alarm clocks back an hour for morning quiet time, only to find that life creeps back in to steal your resolve. It isn't because you don't love God. You quit because you "bought into" someone's unsustainable habit at an unreasonable pace. But you don't have to keep running on empty. Bestselling author Doug Fields offers an uncomplicated, practical plan that you can carry out. This book won't teach you how to "cram God" into your already-full schedule. Instead, Doug will show you a practical, doable way of setting God first, and then letting everything else in your life fall into place. You will experience the fullness God has for you-just take some time to refuel.

Begin 21

What am I supposed to do next? How does this Jesus thing work? These are only a few of the difficult questions you may ask when you make the decision to follow Christ.

Author: Timothy Eldred

Publisher: Broadstreet Publishing

ISBN: 9781424554263

Category: Religion

Page: 96

View: 235

What am I supposed to do next? How does this Jesus thing work? These are only a few of the difficult questions you may ask when you make the decision to follow Christ. There should be a simple plan that explains the essentials of Christianity for young believers--a step-by-step resource with instructions to help you start right, stay strong, and finish well. Begin21 provides new believers in Jesus with directions to embark on their new faith journey. This book will help you develop five, healthy habits to create a lifestyle that lasts a lifetime. Also included are questions for reflection, challenges for action, and thoughts to explore with a mentor or trusted friend. In just 21-days, you will find clarity and confidence as you begin to experience Christ working in you and through you to release your potential for God's purpose.