The Youth Worker’s Guide to Helping Teenagers in Crisis Youth Specialties Paperback

Family break-ups, sexual assault, cutting, substance abuse, suicide, eating disorders, gun violenceŠ But without proper and immediate care, crises like these can cause years of emotional pain and spiritual scarring in students. Rich van pelt and Jim Hancock want to help you prevent that from happening.

Anyone who stays in youth ministry for a while will encounter significant crises. Through their experience and expertise, and students -bring healing when damage is done When crises happen‹and they will, ethical, schools, and spiritual outcomes -Forge preventive partnerships with parents, you¹ll learn how to: -Respond quickly and effectively to crisis -Balance legal, ready or not‹there are practical steps you can take.

Because when it comes to crisis, it¹s not a matter of if, but when. Van pelt and hancock provide field-tested counsel and specific, biblical advice for each stage of crisis. When youth work becomes crisis managers. Keep this book on hand as your go-to resource when you need it most.

Hurt 2.0: Inside the World of Today's Teenagers Youth, Family, and Culture

Now leading youth ministry expert Chap Clark substantially updates and revises his groundbreaking bestseller over 55, 000 copies sold. Hurt provided a vivid and insightful view into the world of today's teenagers. Each chapter has been thoroughly revised with new research, statistics, quotations, and documentation.

Praise for the first edition"based on solid research and years of insightful observation, Hurt offers a deep and penetrating look into the contemporary adolescent experience that will serve us well as we work to have a prophetic, preventive, and redemptive influence on the world of today's youth culture.

Walt mueller, self-mutilation, center for Parent/Youth Understanding"A daring yet hopeful glance into the underworld of teen promiscuity, and suicide. Hurt 2. 0 features a new chapter on youth at society's margins and new material on social networking and gaming. This book is a unique invitation for us to join him in their world.

A groundbreaking resource for parents, youth ministers, and counselors. Foreword"clark's classic book is highly recommended by youth workers and educators who write about teenage stress.

Group's Emergency Response Handbook for Youth Ministry

Baker Academic. Teens face difficult, painful stuff in life--and they shouldn't struggle alone. But what do you say? how do you help? what if you make things worse?This rapid-response handbook gives you and your youth group the confidence to share God's love and comfort with hurting friends. You will be prepared to respond with 12 chapters focused on twelve emergencies that the teens you care for may encountertopics include:griefdepressionsuicideaddictionsDivorceAbuseCrisis PregnancyAcademic ProblemsFamily ConflictStress and AnxietyDestructive BehaviorGender Identity and Sexual ChoicesEach chapter includes:Real Life Narrative - Learn from someone who has been thereCare and Counseling Tips - Practical ideas to personally reach out in loveTips for your entire youth group - Great ways your group can offer supportWhat to say and what not to say - Positive encouragement to help the hurting and advice on what not to sayYou'll also find Scripture connections, guidelines for referring your friend to a professional counselor, additional resources, and ways your group can stand by your friend in need.


Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry: A personal and practical guide to starting right

Hope’s coming!” Baker Academic. Sundene, tony campolo, duffy robbins, all who’ve composed extensive, and Richard Ross, Bo Boshers, topical essays for each of the dozen chapters. But never fear. Doug fervently assures us: “Hang on. 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.

Your first two years of youth ministry is a must-have tool for new youth workers, church boards—even veteran youth workers who’ve been ministering in unstructured environments and are now asking, elders, seminary professors and students, volunteers, senior pastors, “What did I miss? What can I still learn?” The first two years of youth ministry are never easy.

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. 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.

Doug translated his passion, but also thriving, insight, your fist Two Years in Youth Ministry—hands-down the most comprehensive companion to not only surviving, and vision for his beloved “rookies” into what you’re now reading, during the most crucial phase of youth ministry. 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, Steve Gerali, Rick Warren, Mike Yaconelli, Marv Penner, among them ministry veterans Jim Burns, a chorus of insightful sidebar voices joins your conversation with Doug, Chap Clark, Helen Musick, Jana L.


Meet Generation Z: Understanding and Reaching the New Post-Christian World

He helps readers rethink evangelistic and apologetic methods, cultivate a culture of invitation, and communicate with this connected generation where they are. Pastors, ministry leaders, youth workers, and parents will find this an essential and hopeful resource. Born approximately between 1993 and 2012, generation Z is the first truly post-Christian generation, and they are poised to challenge every church to rethink its role in light of a rapidly changing culture.

From the award-winning author of The Rise of the Nones comes this enlightening introduction to the youngest generation. Move over boomers, xers, and millennials; there's a new generation--making up more than 25 percent of the US population--that represents a seismic cultural shift. James emery white explains who this generation is, how it came to be, and the impact it is likely to have on the nation and the faith.

Baker Academic. Baker Books. Then he reintroduces us to the ancient countercultural model of the early church, arguing that this is the model Christian leaders must adopt and adapt if we are to reach members of Generation Z with the gospel.

Youth Ministry Management Tools 2.0: Everything You Need to Successfully Manage Your Ministry

Authors mike work and ginny olson provide you with quick and accessible answers to all of your management, administrative, and supervisory questions and needs. Sprinkled throughout the manual are brief personal anecdotes by actual, nightmare scenarios to avoid, in-the-trenches youth workers, pivotal lessons learned over decades of ministry, case studies of church-office debacles, and glorious successes to emulate.

Youth ministry isn’t just meeting with students and teaching them God’s truth. It also involves a myriad of administrative and operational details. Youth ministry Management Tools 2. 0 provides youth ministers and volunteers with helpful insights, advice, and practical resources to successfully manage a youth ministry.

You’ll find sample budgets, release forms for trips, and clear direction for screening applicants for volunteer positions. Baker Academic. No other book provides everything a youth ministry leader needs in one place at such an affordable price. This revised and updated edition of a youth ministry classic includes bonus online content, copy-ready pages and forms, and loads of other highly practical material.

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Speaking to Teenagers: How to Think About, Create, and Deliver Effective Messages

As speaking to teenagers guides you toward becoming a more effective communicator, you¹ll find that this book¹s practical principles will positively impact the way you view, treat, and communicate to teenagers. Get ready for a crash course in effective communication. Whether you¹re crafting a five-minute devotional or a 30-minute sermon, Speaking to Teenagers is essential to understanding and preparing great messages.

Baker Academic. More than just a book on how to ³do talks, ² speaking to teenagers combines the experience and wisdom of two veteran youth ministry speakers, along with insightful research and practical tools, to help you develop messages that engage students with the love of Christ and the power of his Word.

They¹ll guide you, step-by-step, through the process of preparing and delivering meaningful messages that effectively communicate to your students. You¹ll also get helpful tips on finding illustrations for your talk and using them for maximum impact, as well as insights on reading your audience and effective body language.

Together, doug fields and duffy Robbins show you how they craft their own messages and give you the tools to do it yourself. Fields and robbins walk you through three dimensions of a message‹the speaker, the listener, and the message itself‹and introduce you to the concept and principles of inductive communication.

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The Quick-Reference Guide to Counseling Teenagers

Youth culture changes rapidly, so those in the position to counsel teens often find themselves ill-informed and ill-prepared to deal with the issues that teens routinely encounter today. Baker Academic. Baker Books. Each of the 40 topics covered follows a helpful eight-part outline and identifies: 1 typical symptoms and patterns, 6 biblical insights, 2 definitions and key thoughts, 4 directions for the conversation, 3 questions to ask, 5 action steps, 7 prayer starters, and 8 recommended resources.

Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Tracking provided on most orders. Condition: New. Isbn13: 9780801072352. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. The quick-reference Guide to Counseling Teenagers provides the answers. It is an a-z guide for assisting people-helpers--pastors, youth workers, professional counselors, and everyday believers--to easily access a full array of information to aid them in formal and informal counseling situations.


Helping the Struggling Adolescent: A Guide to Thirty-Six Common Problems for Counselors, Pastors, and Youth Workers

Isbn13: 9780801072352. Help starts here for thirty-six common, critical concerns. Each chapter gives you essential information for several vital questions: what does the specific struggle look like? Why did it happen? How can you help? When should you refer to another expert? Where can you find additional resources? Arranged in three sections, this book first gives you the basics of being an effective helper, Then it informs you on the different struggles of adolescents.

Topics are arranged in alphabetical order. Whether you're a youth worker, this fast, pastor, counselor, or teacher, ready reference is a compendium of insight on teen problems from abuse to violence and everything between. Keep it in arm's reach for the answers you need, right when you need them. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee.

. The final section--a key component of this book--supplies more than forty rapid assessment tools for use with specific problems. Tracking provided on most orders. Helping the struggling Adolescent is your first resource to turn to when a teen you know is in trouble. Baker Academic. Baker Books. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold!

Christian Counseling: A Comprehensive Guide

It reflects the insights the author has gained from many years of Christian counseling. New sections include:the legal, ethical and moral issues in counselingThe Multicultural, Multiracial Issues in CounselingConflict and RelationshipsDealing with Death and GriefAlcoholism and Other Substance AbuseCrises and TraumaCounseling and Terrorism Baker Academic.

. Nelson Reference Electronic Publishing. Isbn13: 9780801072352. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Baker Books. Written with clarity and sensitivity, this volume builds on biblical foundations and the best resources of professional psychology. This proven guide in pastoral counseling has been extensively expanded and revised by the author to include recent developments and research, new resources, homosexuality, eating disorders, and attention to newly urgent needs such as AIDS, and violence.

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When Kids Hurt: Help for Adults Navigating the Adolescent Maze

Baker Books. Nelson Reference Electronic Publishing. Chap clark's groundbreaking hurt: inside the world of Today's Teenagers revealed the hard truth about contemporary adolescence: societal changes and systemic abandonment have left teenagers struggling to navigate the ever lengthening and ever more difficult transition to adulthood without caring adults.

When kids hurt offers these challenging insights to youth workers and parents in a more accessible form, with greater focus on how adults should respond. Tracking provided on most orders. Condition: New. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold!

Tracking provided on most orders. Condition: New. Isbn13: 9780801071836. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! This book will be an important resource for youth workers, counselors, parents, and others who work with youth. Practical sidebars and application sections, contributed by other youth experts, provide additional insights into youth culture and how adults can better guide adolescents into adulthood.

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