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Purpose-Driven(r) Youth Ministry
Doug Fields
0310212537
Feb 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
If you long to reach kids and see their lives changed by God, this comprehensive guide shows you how. Purpose-Driven® Youth Ministry will do for youth ministry what Rick Warren's Gold Medallion award-winning, The Purpose-Driven® Church is doing for pastoral ministry. It's an indispensable guide to creating and maintaining youth ministry for the long run. It will help you create a solid spiritual team that builds the foundations of the Christian faith into the hearts and lives of young people. Forged around the fundamental purposes of evangelism, discipleship, fellowship, ministry, and worship, Purpose-Driven® Youth Ministry uses the experiences of Saddleback Church to illustrate what a healthy Youth ministry can be. Nine transferable principles help you - Connect with the power of God for passionate,...


The Journals Of Rachel Scott A Journey Of Faith At Columbine High

0849975948


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From School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-This biography of the first student killed at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, was adapted by her mother and Klingsporn from the teen's writing and diaries. Scott emphasizes her relationship with God and her commitment to Christian living, and the book provides spaces for readers to do their own journaling, prompted by questions and headed "Just Between God and Me." The text is illustrated with facsimiles of the young woman's journals, poems, songs, and drawings. Chapter 11 offers her unedited writings, to provide an ending more upbeat than Chapter 10, which is her chilling journal entries for the morning of April 20, followed by her mother's essay on her own journey toward forgiveness. It is clear that the teen had some talent for writing and sketching. She was serious about her faith and...


Soul Shaper
Tony Jones
031025101X
June 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
If you’re unprepared for a book that makes faith come alive in practice, that makes past come alive in the present–and offers these gifts only if you’re willing to spend significant time learning about the church’s powerful, active spiritual heritage (and your place in it), then put this book down now.

Still with us? Good! Because we really don’t want you to miss this book.

Soul Shaper is hands-down the most comprehensive primer on the study and use of spiritual and contemplative practices for the benefit of your teenagers–and especially your own soul.

Inside, author Tony Jones gives wings to his critically acclaimed debut, Postmodern Youth Ministry, by lucidly explaining how you can put postmodern ideas to work by learning powerful disciplines such...


Transforming Children into Spiritual Champions
George Barna
0830732934
November 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
No one can deny that our culture is opposed to Christian values, and the influences bombarding our children's moral development can be deadly. But few parents and church leaders realize how critical it is to start developing a child's biblical worldview from the very earliest years of life. The problem is complex: parents who themselves did not receive early spiritual training leave their children's training to the church. Yet the church often focuses on older children-not realizing that a child's moral development is set by the age of nine. The answer is for churches to recognize the need to come alongside parents to provide them biblical worldview training, parenting information, counseling, etc., that will equip them to help their children become the spiritually matuare Church of tomorrow. Profiles presented of...


The Core Realities of Youth Ministry
Michael Yaconelli
0310255139
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Mike Yaconelli composes his thoughts and passions regarding the nine core realities of youth ministry: veracity (youth ministry must expose students to the life-giving truth of Jesus Christ), authenticity (authentic youth workers will draw young people to Jesus Christ), audacity (youth ministry must push students, parents, and the church outside their comfort zones), sanctuary (youth ministry must provide a safe place for students), diversity (youth ministry must challenge young people to embrace diversity), humility (youth ministry should be clothed in humility), intimacy (our relationship with Jesus is our youth ministry), mystery (youth ministry must foster mystery, rediscover astonishment, and leave room for unanswered questions), and creativity (youth ministry must free students and youth workers to discover and...


Cross and the Switchblade
David Wilkerson
0515090255
November 1986
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
David Wilkerson, a man on a mission, stepped onto some of the world's most dangerous streets armed only with the simple message of God's love and the promise of the Holy Spirit's power. Then the miracles began to happen. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Back Cover
The tortured face of a young killer, one of seven boys on trial for a brutal murder, started country preacher David Wilkerson on his lonely crusade to the most dangerous streets in the world. Violent gangs ruled by warlords, drug pushers and pimps held the streets of New York's ghettoes in an iron grip. It was into this world that David Wilkerson stepped, armed only with the simple message of God's love and the promise of the Holy Spirit's power. Then the miracles...


The Catholic Youth Bible: New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Saint Mary's Press
0884894894
February 2000
Paperback
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Mitch Finley, The Catechists Connection, March 2000
Speaking of Bible study programs, three cheers for The Catholic Youth Bible. This is, without question, the best edition of the Bible ever produced for Catholic youth. I hardly know where to begin to describe it. The Catholic Youth Bible includes advice for interpreting the Bible from a Catholic perspective; articles to help the reader understand culture and traditions and how these affect the biblical documents and their interpretation; Catholic Connections articles that explain the scriptural roots of Catholic tradition and beliefs; and multi-cultural articles to reflect African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic and Latino, and Native American cultural experiences, symbols, prayers and poetry related to the Bible. You need to see it for yourself, thats all there is to it. The...


El Ministerio Juvenil Efectivo / Effective Youth Ministry
Lucas Leys
082973788X
Apr 2003
(Paperback) - Spanish
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Book Description
The purpose of this book is to propose new strategies and principles to develop smart youth leadership by sharing the keys to an effective youth ministry.
In "Effective Youth Ministry" you will talk to one of the most respected leaders in youth ministry about:
"How to understand intimate questions about development"
"How to focus on a goal and the four purposes of youth ministry"
"How to create an enthusiastic program"
"How to have outstanding leadership"
"How to reach other cultures"

From the Back Cover
The purpose of this book is to propose new strategies and principles to develop smart youth leadership by sharing the keys to an effective youth ministry. In Effective Youth Ministry you will talk to one of the most respective leaders in the youth...


Contemplative Youth Ministry : Practicing the Presence of Jesus
Mark Yaconelli
0310267773
May 1, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Youth ministry isn’t about what to say, what to do, or how to be; it’s about serving the needs of the students God has put in your life. This book is an attitude overhaul that creates a more organic approach to youth ministry that helps you create meaningful silence, covenant communities, and contemplative activities that allow your students recognize the presence of Jesus in their everyday lives.




From the Back Cover
Too often, we get caught up in programs, curriculum, events, and what to say to kids to get them to engage us as we minister to them. Needless anxiety, escalating work hours, and blurred boundaries result while our kids remain just as bored and unfocused as ever. So we talk more, program more, work more, and the spiral continues.

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The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus (Student Edition)
Lee Strobel, Ms. Jane Vogel
0310234840
April 1, 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
There’s little question that he actually lived. But miracles? Rising from the dead? Some of the stories you hear about him sound like just that--stories. A reasonable person would never believe them, let alone the claim that he’s the only way to God!

But a reasonable person would also make sure that he or she understood the facts before jumping to conclusions. That’s why Lee Strobel--an award-winning legal journalist with a knack for asking tough questions--decided to investigate Jesus for himself. An atheist, Strobel felt certain his findings would bring Christianity’s claims about Jesus tumbling down like a house of cards.

He was in for the surprise of his life. Join him as he retraces his journey from skepticism to faith. You’ll consult expert testimony as you sift...


Best-Ever Games for Youth Ministry
Les John John Christie
0764427709
June 2005
Paperback
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Student Ministry for the 21st Century
Bo Boshers
0310201225
June 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
Why settle for a "youth group" . . . . . . when you can build a dynamic student ministry that keeps more and more students coming -- and keeps them growing! From the director of Student Impact, one of the country's largest and most effective student ministries, here is a clear, step-by-step approach that takes you for a quantum leap beyond merely Maintaining a Youth Group . . . to Building a Student Ministry Activity-driven . . . To purpose-driven Unclear vision . . . To clear vision Inward focus, content with the "clique" . . . To outward focus, compassion for lost people Minimum growth . . . To consistent growth Songs and games . . . To worship and prayer Keeps the traditions . . . To evaluates for effectiveness "Baby-sitting" . . . To impacting the world

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Postmodern Children's Ministry : Ministry to Children in the 21st Century Church (EMERGENTYS)
Ivy Beckwith
0310257549
September 1, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This practical, thought-provoking book presents a new paradigm for children’s ministry in the emerging 21ST century and explores how churches are currently putting that vision into practice. Advocating the need to regard children as full participants in their faith communities, the book provides strategies for building intergenerational community where children feel they belong and have the opportunity to serve.

From the Back Cover
This practical, thought-provoking book presents a new paradigm for children’s ministry in the emerging 21ST century and explores how churches are currently putting that vision into practice. Advocating the need to regard children as full participants in their faith communities, the book provides strategies for building intergenerational...


Tricky Part: One Boy's Fall from Trespass into Grace
Martin Moran
0807072621
June 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
To everyone else in the Denver neighborhood where he grew up in the '70s, Moran was a studious Catholic boy. No one knew he carried a secret that would fester for 30 years and lead to extreme anxiety, sexual compulsion and suicide attempts. At age 12 he met Bob, a church camp counselor in his 30s who, for several years, took Moran hiking and camping, and had sex with him. Moran painfully recounts the inner workings of a lonely, insecure adolescent who, out of a desperate need for friendship and acceptance, continued a sexual relationship with a man 20 years his senior. Feeling guilty and shameful regarding the affair and his homosexuality, Moran lived a life in which the erotic and the illicit fused, and compulsive sex became a means of self-punishment. Over the years, Moran, now a writer and actor, managed to...


Help! I'm a Junior High Youth Worker!
Mark Oestreicher
0310213282
Mar 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
To Be a Junior High Youth Worker . . .

takes a distinct kind of adult, just as junior highers are a distinct kind of people. Betwixt and between though they may be, early adolescents are as capable of a genuine spiritual understanding and growth as high schoolers.

It’s just that junior highers absorb Bible teaching and demonstrate their spirituality—well, differently. Help! I’m a Junior High Youth Worker! is your primer for understanding young teenagers, then teaching them with a mind-set and with methods that fit them.

First Things First. Three axioms that define your territory as a junior high youth worker.

So Just What Is a Junior Higher, Anyway? The essence of early adolescence: the need for appropriate rules . . . the dilemma of throwing sixth graders and...


Battle Cry for a Generation: The Fight to Save America's Youth
Ron Luce
0781442672
January 2006
Hardcover
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A Youth Ministry Crash Course
Rick Bundschuh
0310215285
Feb 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
Youth ministry fundamentals at your fingertips! Or call it a light-hearted primer to a serious subject. A Youth Ministry Crash Course is 150 to-the-point entries on issues you face every week -- topics that are described, simplified, illustrated, and occasionally tweaked by a couple of veteran youth workers who've acquired a pragmatic streak alongside their compassion for teenagers. Inside you'll find shrewd insight with a wry twist: - On Curricula: "You know your kids better than some editor working away in a cubical somewhere. Change material to suit your group, and chuck what doesn't fly." - On Recycling: "Students cycle in and out of your youth group every three or four years -- so recycle your program themes and events that often too." On Rules: "Never make one when you're tired or ticked off." - On Sacred Cows: "...


Posers, Fakers, and Wannabes: Unmasking the Real You (TH1NK)
Brennan Manning, Jim Hancock
1576834654
July 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
God isn't fooled by the games we play, the masks we wear. And as much as we try, we'll never fake our way into his affection. The best part is: We don't need to. The Father already knows and accepts us exactly as we are. He knows how we think and act; he knows our dreams and fears. Brennan and Jim explain how God's total acceptance of us sets us free to be who we really are.

About the Author
BRENNAN MANNING is a writer and speaker who leads spiritual retreats for people of all ages and backgrounds. He is the author numerous books, including the best-seller Abba's Child. A resident of New Orleans, he travels extensively in the U.S. and abroad to share the good news of the unconditional love of God. JIM HANCOCK writes, produces videos, and tells stories to groups of...


Hurt: Inside the World of Today's Teenagers
Chap Clark
0801027322
December 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Book Review
If parents, educators, and youth workers were to read only one book about helping adolescence—this would be the one. Chap Clark managed to get inside the world of US teenagers and reveal the depths of angst, pressure and loneliness they feel. Hurt is a illuminates the under layers of teen culture, the places where adolescents are most honest and vulnerable, only to discover that today’s youth are indeed a tribe apart—and it is the adults who have isolated them. Most of Clark’s research took place in Crescenta Valley High School in north Los Angeles County. One might wonder how a middle-aged dad could get inside the heads of so many teens from so many walks of life. He did this by doing what most adults are unwilling to do—spending time with teens and asking questions, by showing a genuine curiosity...


Junior High Ministry
Wayne Rice
031022442X
Mar 1998
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
Rowdy, restless, silly, out of control, moody, vulgar, disrespectful, unpredictable -- this may be the junior high stereotype, writes youth ministry expert Wayne Rice. But early adolescents' enthusiasm, loyalty, energy, candidness, and willingness to learn -- these more than compensate for the well-publicized hazards of working with middle schoolers. In this edition of Junior High Ministry -- updated and expanded to reflect the realities of middle school ministry at the turn of the century -- the cofounder of Youth Specialties takes a comprehensive look at the early adolescent experience: - A case for junior high ministry -- and what it takes to work effectively with junior highers. - New material of turn-of-the-century trends in the youth culture -- and on programming for kids living in this culture. - A chapter each...


The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth
Brian Singer-Towns
0884897591
November 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
When the Catechism of the Catholic Church was published in 1992 after six years of work by the worldwide church's bishops, it was intended to spawn volumes exactly like this one. Such books, Pope John Paul II and the bishops theorized, would translate the pedantic Catechism, a collection of the beliefs and practices of the billion-member church, into language adjusted for cultural sensitivities. The authors of this handbook for teens have answered the call for such adaptations by producing a version that repackages the big book's teachings into an attractive, accessible format. Following the same outline as the Catechism, they present the doctrinal narrative in a relaxed, conversational style and intersperse it with eye-catching info-blocks. "Did You Know?" offers bits of Catholic trivia; "Live It" provides ideas...


Life on the Edge : The Next Generation's Guide to a Meaningful Future
James Dobson
1590523865
July 6, 2004
Paperback
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From Library Journal
In his earlier books, Dobson, founder of focus on the family, wrote about topics ranging from the parental discipline of children to the relationship between husbands and wives. Here Dobson addresses the problems facing young adults between the ages of 16 and 26. Believing that life's most crucial decisions are often made during this ten-year period, Dobson offers his advice about finding God's will in the choice of a marriage partner, the quest for a profesion, the control of money, and the establishment of self-esteem. Although the book records the voices of young adults through a series of questions and answers, Dobson's tone is often arrogant, his demeanor sexist, and his attitude narrow-minded. Still he has a large and dedicated following who will request this book.Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information,...


Purpose Driven Youth Ministry Training Kit
Doug Fields
031023106X
Apr 2000
VHS Video
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Book Description
A complete resource kit for youth ministry professionals who are seeking to bring the concepts of he Purpose-Driven® Youth Ministry success story into their youth groups by providing training resources for their youth leadership teams. Includes 1 video, 1 leader's guide, 1 participant's guide.

5 sessions; 1 60-minute video.

From the Back Cover
A complete resource kit for youth ministry professionals who are seeking to bring the concepts of he Purpose-Driven® Youth Ministry success story into their youth groups by providing training resources for their youth leadership teams. Includes 1 video, 1 leader's guide, 1 participant's guide. 5 sessions; 1 60-minute video.

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Purpose-Driven Youth Ministry Training Kit Participant's Guide
Doug Fields
0310231094
April 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
The Purpose-Driven® Youth Ministry Training Kit is here to help you and your leadership team (both adults and student leaders) build a purpose-driven ministry. Designed to prompt group interaction with you as facilitator this kit contains five sessions for your team. If you're starting a youth ministry, look here for firm foundations. If you want to take your existing youth ministry to the next level, turn here for insights and applications that can take your team a quantum leap forward. This clear and easy-to-follow facilitator's guide walks you through each session so you can escort your team into discussion, discovery, and ministry-transforming decisions. Get ready to cover more ground, reap more rewards, and have more fun building a truly purpose-driven youth ministry than you ever dreamed! Build a...


A Child's Journey: The Christian Initiation of Children
Rita Burns Senseman
0867162643
January 1998
Paperback
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Criterion, July 24, 1998
This book will help those who share the journey with their children and dare to let the Spirit lead.


Purpose Driven Youth Ministry Training Kit
Doug Fields
0310231086
Apr 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
The Purpose-Driven® Youth Ministry Training Kit is here to help you and your leadership team (both adults and student leaders) build a purpose-driven ministry. Designed to prompt group interaction with you as facilitator this kit contains five sessions for your team. If you're starting a youth ministry, look here for firm foundations. If you want to take your existing youth ministry to the next level, turn here for insights and applications that can take your team a quantum leap forward. This clear and easy-to-follow facilitator's guide walks you through each session so you can escort your team into discussion, discovery, and ministry-transforming decisions. Get ready to cover more ground, reap more rewards, and have more fun building a truly purpose-driven youth ministry than you ever dreamed! Build a...


Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry
Doug Fields
031024045X
August 1, 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
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....


Practicing Passion: Youth and the Quest for a Passionate Church
Kenda Creasy Dean
0802847129
May 2004
Paperback
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