Don T Make Me Use My Youth Minister Voice

Author: Coworker Gifts Journal
ISBN: 9781695428171
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This awesome Don't Make Me Use My Youth Minister Voice journal has 120-6x9 lined pages that people will be jealous of, perfect gift idea for your friend, coworkers, and Everyone's Favorite Coworker, employer, employee or anyone with a sense of humor. for christmas parties, birthdays & other occasion, great gift design notebook for work at your facility or warehouse, & with friends at the job, awesome gift idea for your boss, manager, business partner or supervisor for Boss's Day, employee appreciation day

Don T Make Me Use My Youth Minister Voice

Author: Creative Juices Publishing
Editor: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781795881296
File Size: 17,45 MB
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Lined 6x9 journal with 108 blank pages. This is the perfect and inexpensive birthday, Anniversary, Valentine's day, or any occasion gift for youth ministers to doodle, sketch, put stickers, write memories, or take notes in.

Throw Down Your Stones

Author: Carole Roxburgh
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781452073972
File Size: 38,39 MB
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Life gives us choices. When we know whats right, JUST DO IT! These forty stones help you find that the right choices in life are much better. Wrong choices can keep our lives in turmoil and nothing will seem to ever go right. This journey through my years of raising my children and growing up will help you too as you share my stones. Some stones will seem rough, others smooth and then there are those stones which will bring hard changes in your life. But if you throw down your stones, God will begin a work in your life to help you be who you were called to be. There were times I felt like I was being stoned. Then other times I could find rest and peace in receiving these stones. Yet in all these stones you will see, as I did, that when I made the right choice to let God be God, I found these stones easy to lay down before a Holy God, knowing that no matter what was happening in my life God would be with me all the way. God promises to never leave us or forsake us. Through these years and years of learning to walk in obedience and sacrifice I have grown up and found that Gods ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts. HE IS THE WAY, THE TRUTH and THE LIFE. It was not always easy, but it was a journey of a lifetime for me, with a God who loves me so much that He gave His life so we can all be over comers and not be overcome! Now, follow me down this less-traveled path to find peace, joy, obedience, and sacrificial love, as you too begin to..THROW DOWN YOUR STONES.

A Wreath For Udomo

Author: Peter Abrahams
Editor: East African Publishers
ISBN: 9789966251725
File Size: 29,47 MB
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Your First Two Years In Youth Ministry

Author: Doug Fields
Editor: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
ISBN: 0310569974
File Size: 44,34 MB
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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!”

Dance Into Destiny

Author: Sherri L. Lewis
Editor: Urban Books
ISBN: 1622863003
File Size: 51,73 MB
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An unlikely friendship between a purposeless socialite and a purpose-driven church mouse leads them on a passionate pursuit of God's destiny and balance for their lives. ?Keeva Banks is in danger of flunking out of grad school – again. She can't seem to get it together because, honestly, she doesn't really know why she's in school. She's desperately in need of a sense of purpose to give meaning to her life. Shara Anderson has that sense of purpose through her intimate relationship with the Lord, but needs some balance in her Christian walk. Through divine orchestration, the two women meet, and their lives are forever changed. ?Dance Into Destiny is a story of friendship, love, and overcoming issues from the past. It illustrates how pursuing an intimate relationship with the Lord is the key to reaching one's true potential and fulfilling one's God-ordained destiny and purpose.

A Defense Of Youth Ministry

Author: Ron Belsterling
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532651554
File Size: 65,47 MB
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Youth ministry succeeds because it directly reflects Jesus Christ’s approach. It’s not overvalued today; it’s undervalued. The hard work required for its success has been misunderstood and misrepresented. The first part of the book establishes that case and analyzes the pros and cons of current, varying philosophies and approaches, merging their best aspects into the holistic approach demonstrated by Christ. Part 2 introduces Attachment Relationship Ministry (ARM), a lens distinguishing four primary adolescent relational styles depending on how secure or insecure teens are with God and parents. Part 3 encourages strategic relational ministry sensitive to those styles, explaining why youth leader efforts succeed or fail. Chapters offer realistic discipleship and evangelism suggestions depending on attachment styles and practically empowering youth workers (volunteers, newbies, experts, and interns) to focus energy and time more wisely. These recommendations relate to spiritual formation, leadership selection, parental approach, and trending issues, such as ministry to LGBTQIA teens. For too many teens today, feeling insecure in crisis is a way of life. Learn how to take what you’ve done well and make it better. All church leaders should read this book, logging the critical importance of providing ministry specifically targeting teenagers today.

The Skinny On Volunteers

Author: Jonathan McKee
Editor: Group Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1470721252
File Size: 31,49 MB
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A youth ministry needs a solid group of volunteers to be truly effective. We youth workers all know this—but how do we make it happen? Let’s be honest: Many of us don’t do a great job of mobilizing volunteers and equipping them for ministry. Our plate is already full, and building a great team sounds like yet another task to add to the list. But what if your efforts to mobilize and equip volunteers actually lightened your schedule? What if this investment of time actually paid back double, quadruple, or even tenfold? The Skinny on Volunteers will help you concentrate on three simple skills that will help you build a crew of effective leaders: recruiting, keeping, and training volunteers. Yes, volunteers take time. But you’ll discover the rewards of investing in a team of people who will love teenagers, connect with them, and disciple them.

The Northington Chronicles

Author: L.J. Watts
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 146287973X
File Size: 13,99 MB
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Stephen Northington was ten years old when his parents died. His maternal grandmother, knowing his parents wishes, continued to raise the Northington children as Christians. Stephen grew into a personable, easy going and laid back guy. He is a non-politically correct Christian man without the expected fire-and-brimstone personality whose character is not often challenged. However, even though his Christian beliefs are sometimes questioned non-believers find it hard to argue with him. Kathy Hall was raised with very little religious influence in her life. She grew up in an upper middle class family and was the youngest of four children and the only daughter. She was very popular in high school and college and had the same four best friends all eight years. She grew up to be a very beautiful woman and is successful in her career. But, Kathy is not successful in love and is a divorcee who is also the mother of a very urban preteen daughter, Kendra. Kendra is pampered but not spoiled. She is allowed the freedoms of most urban children. She travels to malls and Chicago attractions using the public transportation systems with her closest friends and knows the Chicago streets better than most adults. She is also well aware of her mother’s single-life woes as she watches first hand the men that come in and out of her life and is present when her mother’s friends sit around the kitchen table to discuss the details of their romantic adventures and failures. Stephen and Kathy are coworkers at a major corporation and they eventually become acquainted. They are assigned side-by-side cubicles where they become regular coffee chit-chatters. Kathy uses Stephen as a sounding board for her weekly Monday morning pity party cries over her failed relationships. Eventually, Kathy has a revelation as she suddenly sees Stephen in a new light and their lives become intertwined. They find themselves facing life issues that initially create conflict between Kathy and Stephen. The conflict between them begins to subside but increases for Kendra. As they move forward with their lives Stephen is encouraged, Kathy is motivated but Kendra’s frustration deepens. The lives of the three of them become more intertwined as they face new and more challenging conflicts. See how these three handles a homosexual couple attending a barbecue at the home of Christians and decide to challenge the host; Kendra develops a friendship with a Christian girl and they become best friends. She watches as her friend gets bullied by a school classmate and tries to encourage her; and Kathy is alarmed and frustrated with the surprising political agendas revealed at the public school Kendra attends and challenges the administration. Stephen, Kathy and Kendra handle these challenges and more in The Northington Chronicles, A New Beginning. Book Reviews: I found reading The Northington Chronicles to be magnetizing. From the opening paragraph you're drawn in with the conflict swirling through Kendra's mind. L. J. Watts has keenly constructed many scenarios that provide the correct amount of tension which makes The Northington Chronicles a compelling can't-put-the-book-down read. Each chapter, each scene, begs both questions and answers. How would I react if this event appeared in my life? Not only are you given a glimpse inside the three main characters lives, you truly get to live vicariously through them as their stories unfold. Kudos to the author and may God continue to bless you. ERW Northington Chronicles: A New Beginning is the best book I've read in years. It's a mixture of everyday life issues with some comedy and drama with a little bit of romance sprinkled in there. There's so much to learn from reading this book including how to biblically (Christ-like) handle situations like bullying, and domestic/civil coupling, etc. It's a great book for book clubs because it causes one to have questions a

The Skinny On Parents

Author: Mark Oestreicher
Editor: Group Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1470721260
File Size: 40,16 MB
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Parents are the biggest influence on the lives of teenagers— a fact that research has proved again and again. Yet interactions with parents can be one of the trickiest areas for a youth worker to navigate well. Great youth ministries are passionate about helping parents— the key influence on teenage faith—succeed in their God-given roles. That’s the foundational message of The Skinny on Parents, which will lead you toward a place where you focus a little bit more of your energy on resourcing, equipping, partnering with, and empowering parents. Parents are not the enemy. Ignoring them will diminish the impact of your ministry. Most parents struggle with fears but also want help. And you can come alongside them to partner in helping teenagers fully step into a life of faith. This book is filled with practical ideas that will energize your ministry to parents and families. And if you as a youth worker provide help in a way that allows parents to feel more equipped and confident, then everyone wins: families, teenagers, and your youth ministry!

What Works And What Doesn T In Youth Ministry

Author: Nido R. Qubein
Editor: Contemporary Drama Services
ISBN: 9780916260408
File Size: 31,18 MB
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The Youth S Companion

Author: Nathaniel Willis
File Size: 45,21 MB
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Includes songs for solo voice with piano accompaniment.

Life In Student Ministry

Author: Tim Schmoyer
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0310329094
File Size: 74,13 MB
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Youth ministry can be tough. Life in Student Ministry can help. Packed full of practical 'how to' advice on everything from starting a youth group, to recruiting volunteers, setting boundaries, and reducing stress, this book is a unique collection of many voices and viewpoints all speaking to encourage, challenge, and equip youth leaders to succeed.

My Burning Story

Author: Minister Sarudzai Dorcas
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1496977084
File Size: 71,45 MB
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The deep moving burning story by Dorcas Shekina Sarudzai Mudzi waKujinga is a profound testimony of her life and her breath taking road to Christ. Her experiences as a freedom fighter and a disciple of Christ show that it only takes faith to keep going despite facing extraordinary obstacles. She viewed these obstacles as ladders to blessings and found reason for all those escapes from untold suffering from a tender age to date. In this book we learn extracts from Dorcas diary over the course of several years; the everyday challenges and note a few life-changing. Combined with these episodes are bible based reflections, each one highlighting a particular insight that can help the reader to face difficult situations with hope. The book encourages the reader to seeking to grow his/her faith in the God who can transform us into extraordinary disciples. Dorcas then known as Sarudzai Churucheminzwa also wrote a book in 1976 entitled WHY I JOINED THE ARMED STRUGGLE BY SARUDZAI CHURUCHEMINZWA. This she used in sourcing morale and material support during the armed struggle of her native country Zimbabwe. She is a single mother with four biological children, two adopted and four spiritual daughters. They are all grown up with their own families now. We all need encouragement, but we also need challenges and sometimes we are not so willing to be changed out of our daily routine and our comfort zones. This book gives insight to how Dorcas faced these challenges. She also shows relevancy of reading the Bible, and how important it is to apply biblical principals to real life situations in order to succeed, and manage our sorrows as well as our joys. Dorcas from a worldly soldier to a Christ like soldier, I Salute! You! 21 Gun salute.

Models Mentors And Messages

Author: Zondervan,
Editor: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
ISBN: 0310576903
File Size: 68,61 MB
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For far too long we’ve neglected the urban mission field. Many churches have moved to the outskirts of the city for various reasons, and the urban landscape appears to be forgotten. Dr. René Rochester presents a vision for how communities can change this pattern and plant redemptive and sustainable urban ministries. Models, Mentors, and Messages takes a close look at the developmental stages of Jesus’ life, focusing on how family, his heavenly Father, the Jewish community, and neighboring nations were used to shape his holy destiny. Through the example of Jesus’ life, you will learn how to draw on your own formative years to show urban teens how to live out God’s call in their communities. The most authentic models are individuals who have wrestled through life’s challenges and learned to trust God in difficult situations, and so by empowering urban students today and showing them how to nurture one another in faith, you can help create sustainable ministries in which each generation will model for the next how to follow Jesus. The first of its kind, this book doesn’t try to force old models on the urban context, but rather teaches new ways to draw on Jesus’ teachings to help an urban, hip-hop generation live for Jesus and for one another.

Contemplative Youth Ministry

Author: Mark Yaconelli
Editor: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
ISBN: 0310829666
File Size: 70,20 MB
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“Contemplative Youth Ministry is refreshing rain for dry youth workers and barren youth ministries. More than the same old youth ministry tips and tricks, it gives principles and practices to soak in God’s grace, love, and power. I wish I had read it 15 years ago.” - Kara Powell, Ph.D., executive director, Center for Youth Ministry and Family Ministry, Fuller Theological Seminary “Mark invites readers to be encountered by the presence of Jesus who is always near. This book is transparent about the challenges that churches and families face as they desire to be effective in youth ministry. The book is filled with the honest stories of different kinds of youth ministries representing the breadth of Christianity in the United States. I heartily endorse Contemplative Youth Ministry as a rich encounter with the souls of youth and adults whose lives have been transformed by our very present God.” - Bill Kees, director of youth ministries, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) “Mark Yaconelli not only reminds us of some of the long-forgotten pathways of faith, he shares with us how it actually looks when men and women who love God practice it with young people. I especially appreciate Mark’s optimism in his perspective of today’s kids, for his insights are grounded in God’s view of them.” - Chap Clark, Ph.D., associate professor of youth, family, and culture, Fuller Theological Seminary “Mark Yaconelli was experimenting with contemplative youth ministry practices before contemplative youth ministry practices became cool. This book has about it the unique air of authenticity. He shares with us in these pages his own journey as a youth worker who actually believes that God’s still small voice speaks louder than the roaring windstorm of our busy youth ministry calendars. It’s a book about creating for our students places of silence and opening up spaces for God to speak.” - Duffy Robbins, professor of youth ministry, Eastern University; author of Enjoy the Silence and This Way to Youth Ministry “Mark Yaconelli has emerged as one of youth ministry’s most provocative ‘voices in the wilderness,’ calling us back to our theological taproots: The contemplative practices that bind our lives to the life of Christ. If Mark’s research has taught us anything, it’s that these practices do not cause youth ministry to take fl ight into a spiritual never-never land; rather they anchor young people—and their churches—in the fertile soil of Christian tradition, in the nitty-gritty of daily life, and in the explosive transformation that awaits us when we wait upon God.” - Kenda Creasy Dean, parent, pastor, and professor of youth, Princeton Theological Seminary; author of Practicing Passion: Youth and the Quest for a Passionate Church

Victory Over The Darkness

Author: Neil T. Anderson
Editor: Baker Books
ISBN: 1493430610
File Size: 77,50 MB
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"You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free" (John 8:32 niv). It's Jesus's promise to you--the promise that you will live triumphantly. But what keeps you from really walking in the joy of the Lord? The powers of darkness attack us daily. But, as Dr. Neil Anderson shows in Victory Over the Darkness, you can have the power to conquer them by knowing who you are in Christ. In this book, you will learn how to · realize the power of your identity in Christ · find freedom from the burdens of your past · stand against the spiritual forces of this world · win the battle for your mind · become the victorious person you want to be · discover the truth about God's view of you Victory Over the Darkness spells out practical ways to experience Christian growth based on Christ's promise. Learn to apply the truths of Scripture as a base from which to renew your mind and become the person Christ empowers you to be. Study guide and DVD also available.

Getting Fired For The Glory Of God

Author: Mike Yaconelli
Editor: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310309093
File Size: 41,58 MB
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Scripture is full of the voices of prophets who convicted, irritated, edified, exhorted, chastised, instructed, encouraged, and proclaimed the Truth. Many followed these prophets; many hated them; some dismissed them; others laughed at them; still others wanted them silenced. The same could be said of Mike Yaconelli. Like the prophets of old, Mike was a blend of the sacred and the profane, the outspoken and the insecure, the gentle lamb and the roaring lion. This paradox lives on in his writing and in his recorded words. In Mike Yaconelli you’ll discover a bold, passionate, and ultimately prophetic voice reminding us to stay focused on Jesus, to hold life lightly, to walk together as we love kids, and to devote ourselves to an outrageously gracious God who loves our souls into being. If you’re in youth ministry today, it’s likely that—someway, somehow—Mike Yaconelli played a part in it. Much of the playfulness, creativity, and humility that exist in youth ministry were first nurtured by the life and work of Mike Yaconelli. Reactions to Mike Yaconelli are rarely neutral. He forces you to react, to feel, to think and to question: He loved youth ministry, but at the same time he wanted to dismantle it; he pastored a church yet proclaimed churches to be dull and stifling. He poked fun at powerful Christian celebrities but was disarmingly open about his own pride and weaknesses. Despite founding one of the largest youth working organizations in the world, Mike advocated for a counter-cultural faith that emphasized small over big, few over many, and silent over loud. His words carry all of these contradictions, leaving readers both inspired and frustrated...often at the same time. Years after his death, Christians across the globe still turn to the words of Mike Yaconelli to uncover the divine mischief, the shameless truth-telling, the love of kids, and the passion for Jesus that make youth ministry the irresistible calling he claimed it to be. People turn to Mike Yaconelli not just because of what he wrote, they turn to Mike Yaconelli because of what he aspired to live.

Too Late

Author: Pamela Hoffman
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491707216
File Size: 53,85 MB
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Life in a small Oklahoma town can be brutal, and young Liam wants to escape. He has tried everything he can think of to avoid the attention and attacks of the bullies who torment him, but nothing is working. Desperate, he hatches a plan: if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. He joins the gang of thugs who have made his life miserable and is soon swept up into a new life that has his parents worried. Intoxicated by the power he feels when he bullies others, he drifts away from his Christian upbringing. His slow slide into a dark and dangerous life starts out innocently enough, with a little petty larceny, but his crimes quickly escalate into something he can't control. The life he once hated a life of obedience to God suddenly starts to look like a more desirable way to live, but how can he extricate himself from his new friends? The only hope he has to regain his once-promising life is in complete escape from the gang, from his Oklahoma roots, and from all that troubles him. Against all odds, one dream becomes reality; Liam heads to Colorado to attend college. But just as his life begins to make sense again, the world spins into more chaos than he can understand. All around the world, financial woes are toppling governments, and soon a new world order emerges.

Faith Sister

Author: Fatima Massey
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1514482347
File Size: 14,46 MB
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This book is inspiring, motivating, tear jerking, life changing, eye opening, and encouraging for your life. Its a daily journal of real-life situations, obstacles, and experiences Ive had as I started my journey of life to walk in obedience by faith. Its my keep-it-real version of life. I also share scenarios that may relate to things happening or has happened in your life or someone you may know. Then, I share ways of handling the situation. I want this to be of help to many as a guideline and instruction book of what it's like to hear from God. Teaching the world to have faith and walk in it. It is true actions speak louder than words. So, as we walk by faith we are putting our actions into effect. Whether you know it or not, you have the authority to change your life circumstances but an act of faith is essential to allow God to move freely in your life in order to make the changes you desire. Its up to you to decide what type of life you want to live and how to handle those situations. Allow my experiences to open, expand and transform your mindset.