Faith In Small Groups Of Adolescents

Author by : Harmen van Wijnen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Eburon Uitgeverij B.V.
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Description : The church is struggling with the gap between the church and adolescents. Over the last decades, the problem of ‘bridging the gap’ was often outsourced to youth ministry in different forms, such as special youth workers, faith-learning programs, local activities, national events, holidays, and education of youth leaders. However, the overall conclusion is that over the last ten years, traditional youth ministry forms cannot function as the bridge they should be; the gap is too deep and too wide, or perhaps the metaphor of the gap is no longer appropriate to describe the current situation regarding the church and adolescents. This book aims to provide a creative and innovative contribution to the search for new paradigms in youth ministry. This book shows that small groups are very important for adolescents. The natural social environment greatly influences adolescents in their process of transformation from childhood to adulthood, including faith socialization. The emphasis on the natural social environment can be defined as follows: “Being goes before organizing, and the individual cannot ‘be’ without others.” Briefly, “being together as a basic given.” The conclusion of this book is that youth ministry needs a twofold turn: a turn from the individual to the communal, and a turn from an organized environment to a natural environment.


Talk With Teens About What Matters To Them

Author by : Jean Sunde Peterson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Free Spirit Publishing
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Description : All young people need a safe, supportive place to ?just talk? with caring peers and an attentive adult. Talk with Teens About What Matters to Them has been tested with thousands of teens in many kids of schools (plus community centers, churches and workshops). Its guided discussions are proven ways to reach out to young people and address their social and emotional needs. Teens gain self-awareness and self-esteem, practice problem solving and goal-setting, feel more in control of their lives and learn that they have much in common with one another. Introductory and background materials help all group leaders, including those with minimal experience, feel prepared and secure in their role. Sessions can be easily customized to best meet the needs of your group. Includes a CD-ROM with all the reproducible handouts from the book.


Youth At Risk

Author by : Peter Christian Olsen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : Being at risk is not unique to a few easily identifiable teenagers: those failing in school, those from broken homes, those from low-income neighborhoods, those with certain psychosocial development deficiencies, those for whom we hold low expectations. All teenagers are at risk. At risk is a trait common to all adolescents. They are born that way. Each one of them is dependent upon the society in which they grow up to provide for their needs, and when that society, that culture, those parents, those schools, those communities upon which they depend fail them, they face the consequence of becoming at risk. No single characteristics of which they are responsible can account for their risk of failure. It is the institutions, the culture, the society at large that fails them. The institutions we have established to serve the needs of adolescents are at risk; at risk of failing to provide for their needs. --Peter Christian Olsen Youth at Risk is a resource designed for those who do ministry with at-risk youth. In his capacity as a youth minister and counselor to at-risk students, Olsen has become astutely aware of four very basic needs that affect the development of all young people: ¥ acceptance - belonging ¥ new beginnings and second chances - forgiveness ¥ significance - generosity ¥ freedom - independence Olsen examines the derivation of these developmental needs and how they or their absence contribute to shaping the personality, maturation, responsibility, and emotional stability of young people. From there, he emphasizes the imperative of the Christian community to respond to these needs, and provides helpful narrative illustrations for accomplishing this difficult yet rewarding mission.


Exploring Saints And Feast Days With Young Adolescents

Author by : Jenni Vankat
Languange : en
Publisher by : Saint Mary's Press
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Description : Invite young adolescents to explore the significance of the saints and feast days and to discover their own call to discipleship. This leader's manual contains ten fully designed sessions that incorporate active, hands-on learning techniques and creative storytelling methods to guide young adolescents in an exploration of these saints and feast days: Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12) Saint Blase (February 3) Saint Katharine Drexel (March 3) Saint John Baptist de La Salle (April 7) Saint Bernadette (April 16) Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha (July 14) Feast of the Assumption (August 15) Saint Andrew Kim Taegõn (September 20) Feast of All Souls (November 2) Feast of Christ the King (34th Sunday in Ordinary Time)


Encyclopedia Of Christian Education

Author by : George Thomas Kurian
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Total Read : 55
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Description : This reference work tells the unique history of Christian education and shows how Christian educators pioneered such institutions and reforms as universal literacy, home schooling, Sunday schools, women's education, graded schools, compulsory education of the deaf and blind, and kindergarten.


Pathways Of Hope And Faith Among Hispanic Teens

Author by : Ken Johnson-Mondragón
Languange : en
Publisher by : Instituto Fe y Vida
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Total Read : 61
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Description : Building on the largest national survey of teenage religion ever conducted, leading Catholic and Protestant experts recount in unprecedented detail the experiences of God, faith, community, youth ministry, and family among the fastest-growing segment of young people in the country--Latinos. Listen as young Hispanics describe their faith and hopes in their own words; gain understanding of the major issues affecting their religious development and life prospects; and improve your ministry or family life with insightful pastoral recommendations. Note: Please allow 7-14 days for delivery.


Small Group Ministry With Youth

Author by : David Veerman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Victor
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Total Read : 53
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Networks For Faith Formation

Author by : Rev Steve Emery-Wright
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Total Read : 57
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Description : The spiritual formation of young people can often focus on encouraging their personal spiritual practices, and perhaps linking them to a local youth group. While both are important, Networks for Faith Formation argues that a far wider set of relationships are needed to help faith grow. The aim of Networks for Faith Formation is to describe and commend eight key networks, relational bonds that nurture and nourish faith. The eight networks are "bedroom practices" (personal faith), church, family, friends, mentors, small groups, events and gatherings, and mission and service. The description of each network draws on biblical studies, practical theology, and the social sciences, and practical ideas for helping young people engage with such networks are included throughout the book. In a context where some overlook the complexity of spiritual formation, Networks for Faith Formation is an important resource for church leaders, youth ministers, and parents seeking to help young people grow in faith. Since relational bonds are key for people of any age, it can also help all within the church understand the need for relationships in spiritual growth.


The Juvenilization Of American Christianity

Author by : Thomas Bergler
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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Description : Pop worship music. Falling in love with Jesus. Mission trips. Wearing jeans and T-shirts to church. Spiritual searching and church hopping. Faith-based political activism. Seeker-sensitive outreach. These now-commonplace elements of American church life all began as innovative ways to reach young people, yet they have gradually become accepted as important parts of a spiritual ideal for all ages. What on earth has happened? In The Juvenilization of American Christianity Thomas Bergler traces the way in which, over seventy-five years, youth ministries have breathed new vitality into four major American church traditions -- African American, Evangelical, Mainline Protestant, and Roman Catholic. Bergler shows too how this "juvenilization" of churches has led to widespread spiritual immaturity, consumerism, and self-centeredness, popularizing a feel-good faith with neither intergenerational community nor theological literacy. Bergler s critique further offers constructive suggestions for taming juvenilization. Watch the trailer:


This Way To Youth Ministry

Author by : Duffy Robbins
Languange : en
Publisher by : Harper Collins
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Total Read : 65
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Description : Practical applications, theological foundations, and valuable information for the student beginning a youth ministry.


Practicing Discernment With Youth

Author by : David F. White
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Total Read : 68
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Description : Throughout history youth have been at the center of their communities' energy and creativity, including their efforts to seek faith and justice. However, today's adolescents have been relegated as passive learners and consumers, lacking full adult power for longer than any age cohort in history. This book traces the modern domestication of adolescence from its ancient roots through several key moments of its descent into passivity. Empowering youth as agents of Christian faith in the world is not only a social need, but is theologically warranted. The church and the broken world need the gifts of youth. This book elaborates four pedagogical movements--listening, understanding, remembering/dreaming, and acting--as key for noticing and nurturing the faith commitments of youth. Too much of contemporary youth ministry represents an attempt to pump energy into our youth--to get them excited about what we have to offer. This approach attends to energies already present in the lived experiences and hidden commitments of youth and connects them to God's mission in the world.


Adoptive Youth Ministry Youth Family And Culture

Author by : Chap Clark
Languange : en
Publisher by : Baker Academic
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Description : Kids desperately need healthy, committed adults who can help them thrive in their faith and become active participants in the life of the church. This requires the efforts of the whole faith community. Chap Clark, one of the leading voices in youth ministry today, brings together twenty-four experts from a variety of denominations and traditions to offer a comprehensive introduction to adoptive youth ministry, a theologically driven, academically grounded, and practical youth ministry model. The book shows readers how to integrate emerging generations into the family of faith, helping young adults become active participants in God's redemptive community.


Leadership For Catholic Youth Ministry

Author by : Thomas East
Languange : en
Publisher by : Twenty-Third Publications
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Total Read : 98
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Description : Catechetical / Youth Ministry


Help I M A Small Group Leader

Author by : Laurie Polich
Languange : en
Publisher by : Zondervan/Youth Specialties
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Total Read : 91
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Description : So you're leading a small group? Your small group can accomplish big things in the lives of your teenagers. And in Help! I'm a Small-Group Leader! you'll find methods and approaches you can use. Foibles and minefields to avoid. Solutions and tips that will help you nurture your small group into a growing community, whatever you goals. Inside you'll discover -- How to put small groups together - How NOT to lead a small group - How to start a discussion -- and KEEP IT GOING - How to ASK QUESTIONS that get responses - Three kinds of BIBLE STUDY questions to ask - How to work with DIFFERENT personalities in a small group - How to help you kids LEARN TO PRAY - 10 ideas for BUILDING COMMUNITY in your small group . . . and to top it off are 20 pages of questions (100 questions, to be exact) that you can use in your small group Bible study, on the most common subjects discussed in junior and senior high small groups. All this in a no-frills, straight-to-the-point style -- perfect for volunteer small-group leaders, or for youth pastors or youth directors to lead their staffs through.


Soul Searching

Author by : Christian Smith
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : In innumerable discussions and activities dedicated to better understanding and helping teenagers, one aspect of teenage life is curiously overlooked. Very few such efforts pay serious attention to the role of religion and spirituality in the lives of American adolescents. But many teenagers are very involved in religion. Surveys reveal that 35% attend religious services weekly and another 15% attend at least monthly. 60% say that religious faith is important in their lives. 40% report that they pray daily. 25% say that they have been "born again." Teenagers feel good about the congregations they belong to. Some say that faith provides them with guidance and resources for knowing how to live well. What is going on in the religious and spiritual lives of American teenagers? What do they actually believe? What religious practices do they engage in? Do they expect to remain loyal to the faith of their parents? Or are they abandoning traditional religious institutions in search of a new, more authentic "spirituality"? This book attempts to answer these and related questions as definitively as possible. It reports the findings of The National Study of Youth and Religion, the largest and most detailed such study ever undertaken. The NYSR conducted a nationwide telephone survey of teens and significant caregivers, as well as nearly 300 in-depth face-to-face interviews with a sample of the population that was surveyed. The results show that religion and spirituality are indeed very significant in the lives of many American teenagers. Among many other discoveries, they find that teenagers are far more influenced by the religious beliefs and practices of their parents and caregivers than commonly thought. They refute the conventional wisdom that teens are "spiritual but not religious." And they confirm that greater religiosity is significantly associated with more positive adolescent life outcomes. This eagerly-awaited volume not only provides an unprecedented understanding of adolescent religion and spirituality but, because teenagers serve as bellwethers for possible future trends, it affords an important and distinctive window through which to observe and assess the current state and future direction of American religion as a whole.


Pursue

Author by : Christ in Youth
Languange : en
Publisher by : Standard Publishing
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Total Read : 71
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Description : The A Rock Your Face Off Jr. High Resource series equips both paid and volunteer youth workers with the strategies, tips, and encouragement they need to develop and sustain effective, relational ministry. The pieces complement one another in an alternative approach to involving jr. highers in deep study of Scripture. These lesson components can be arranged, included, or excluded to best meet the needs of each jr. high small group: • txt a frnd—students respond to an icebreaker question by texting each other • mic check—students play a game or do an activity based on the study's theme • solo—students read and reflect on Scripture for five minutes to prep for the study instead of doing homework before they arrive • freestyle—students share their reaction to the Scripture or topic by talking or texting • strike a chord—students study key Scriptures as a group and get into deeper discussion • encore—leader emphasizes key points of the study • backstage pass—students communicate directly with God through worship, prayer, or contemplation • hit the road—leaders wrap up with a focus on life application • 5 for 5 world tour—leaders text/e-mail/Facebook/Twitter five-minute activities for five days each week to encourage students to connect with God Pursue curriculum gets students into God's Word with a deep study of the greatest story ever told and pushes students to discover the depth of God's ultimate plan in Jesus. There's a ton of options in each lesson of the 9-week small group collision that make it easy for leaders to create sessions that match up with the makeup and maturity of each group.


Encyclopedia Of Primary Prevention And Health Promotion

Author by : Thomas P. Gullotta
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Total Read : 94
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Description : Foundational topics such as history, ethics, and principles of primary prevention, as well as specific issues such as consultation, political issues, and financing. The second section addresses such topics as abuse, depression, eating disorders, HIV/AIDS, injuries, and religion and spirituality often dividing such topics into separate entries addressing childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.


The Student Leadership Training Manual For Youth Workers

Author by : Chuck Wysong
Languange : en
Publisher by : Zondervan/Youth Specialties
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Total Read : 79
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Description : As profound, as relevant, as funny as you are . . . teenagers still listen to each other more than to an adult youth worker.You may grimace, but you can’t deny it--students talking to each other usually means more to them than adults talking to them.The Student Leadership Training Manual helps you equip your senior highers for leading their peers and taking charge of as much of the ministry as they want or are able--helping and evangelizing their peers . . . organizing ministry teams . . . planning and executing their own youth ministry programming.Here are 31 training sessions for discipling student leaders in a small-group setting--sessions that start in the Bible and reach deep into teenagers’ experience . . . ready for you to implement a clear and effective program that trains your students for higher levels of leadership, regardless of where they are now.Plus 24 pages just for you, a veritable primer on how to cultivate student leadership:The role of adultsAuthority vs. responsibilitySetting student leaders up for successTeaching students not just the whats, but the whys and howsHelping them discover their spiritual giftednessPerfect for youth workers, CE directors, associate pastors, and small-group leaders--anyone who works with a youth group’s core kids.


When Kids Hurt

Author by : Chap Clark
Languange : en
Publisher by : Baker Books
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Total Read : 77
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Description : 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. 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. This book will be an important resource for youth workers, parents, counselors, and others who work with youth.


Faithsharing For Teens

Author by : Michael Theisen
Languange : en
Publisher by : St Marys Press
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Total Read : 77
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Description : FaithSharing for Teens provides 25 creative, easy-to-use faith-sharing experiences (centered around 25 different topics) designed for small groups of 5 to 7 teens. Each experience can be carried out in 15-20 minutes, so they are perfect for incorporation into retreats, youth gatherings, religious education sessions, lock-ins, and campus ministry settings.


Nurturing Child And Adolescent Spirituality

Author by : Karen-Marie Yust
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Total Read : 39
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Description : Nurturing Child and Adolescent Spirituality: Perspectives from the World's Religious Traditions provides a forum for prominent religious scholars to examine the state of religious knowledge and theological reflection on spiritual development in childhood and adolescence. Featuring essays from thinkers representing the world's major religious traditions, the book introduces new voices, challenges assumptions, raises new questions, and broadens the base of knowledge and investment in this important domain of life. It specifically and intentionally focuses on theological and philosophical perspectives from within religious traditions, creating space for the religious traditions to find their voices. Nurturing Child and Adolescent Spirituality is firmly grounded in the language and priorities of religious studies, and helps stimulate explorations of whether and how religious communities are tapping their own wisdom and strengths in nurturing today's young people in a complex and changing world. Nurturing Child and Adolescent Spirituality will set the stage for new waves of scholarship and dialogue within and across traditions, disciplines, and cultures that will enrich understanding and strengthen how the world's religious traditions, and others, understand and cultivate the spiritual lives of children and adolescents around the globe.


How To Attract And Keep Active Church Members

Author by : Donald P. Smith
Languange : en
Publisher by : Westminster John Knox Press
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Total Read : 63
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Description : In this study of church growth and membership retention, Smith argues that if a church is to survive, it must concentrate on keeping its present members as well as attracting new ones. Interviewing people from 600 churches of various sizes and reviewing the causes of membership decline and retention in those churches, Smith asserts that churches must meet members' needs in order to attract and keep them.


Impact

Author by : Steven Patty
Languange : en
Publisher by : B&H Publishing Group
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Total Read : 18
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Description : - Impact is a TruthQuest resource designed for the student ministry leader.- Perfect complement to the TruthQuest Bible, not only in content but also in design and approach.- TruthQuest Web site--www.BroadmanHolman.com/TruthQuest


A Faith Of Their Own

Author by : Lisa Pearce
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Adding to the contributions made by Soul Searching and Souls in Transition--two books which revolutionized our understanding of the religious lives of young Americans--Lisa Pearce and Melinda Lundquist Denton here offer a new portrait of teenage faith. Drawing on the massive National Study of Youth and Religion's telephone surveys and in-depth interviews with more than 120 youth at two points in time, the authors chart the spiritual trajectory of American adolescents and young adults over a period of three years. Turning conventional wisdom on its head, the authors find that religion is an important force in the lives of most--though their involvement with religion changes over time, just as teenagers themselves do. Pearce and Denton weave in fascinating portraits of actual youth to give depth to mere numerical rankings of religiosity, which tend to prevail in large studies. One teenager might rarely attend a service, yet count herself profoundly religious; another might be deeply involved in a church's social world, yet claim to be "not, like, deep into the faith." They provide a new set of qualitative categories--Abiders, Assenters, Adapters, Avoiders, and Atheists--quoting from interviews to illuminate the shading between them. And, with their three-year study, they offer a rich understanding of the dynamic nature of faith in young people's lives during a period of rapid change in biology, personality, and social interaction. Not only do degrees of religiosity change, but so does its nature, whether expressed in institutional practices or personal belief. By presenting a new model of religious development and change, illustrated with compelling personal accounts of real teenagers, Pearce and Denton offer parents, scholars, and religious leaders a new guide for understanding religious development in teens.


Teenagers Matter

Author by : Mark Cannister
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Total Read : 55
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Description : Why Teenagers Matter in the Life of the Church


The Ministry Of Nurture

Author by : Duffy Robbins
Languange : en
Publisher by : Harper Collins
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Total Read : 56
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Description : In this thoughtful, comprehensive guide you will find ideas for encouraging spiritual growth in young people by one of the most authoritative voices in youth ministry today.


Youth Ministry

Author by : Sally Nash
Languange : en
Publisher by : SPCK
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Total Read : 70
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Description : This book explores youth ministry and the role of the youth minister by looking at a range of various metaphors for the youth worker, such as 'flawed hero', 'visionary architect', 'party planner' and 'guardian of souls'. Each chapter takes one of these metaphors as a central theme, offers biblical and/or theological reflection on this aspect of youth ministry, explains the relevant theory and the necessary skills, uses real-life stories from practitioners to bring the metaphor to life, summarizes the key principles and values, gives questions for reflection and makes suggestions for further reading.


Talking The Walk

Author by : Dave Bartlett
Languange : en
Publisher by : Zondervan
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Description : Cultivate Intimacy and Honesty in Your Youth Ministry’s Small Groups Here are 31 small-group meetings about--well, small groups. After all, the kind of honest sharing, perceptive silence, compassionate boldness, and mutual growth that are the marks of an effective and attractive small group don’t always come naturally. With the complete sessions in Talking the Walk--all of them customized precisely for small groups--—you can lead your small group of teenagers from just getting comfortable with kids they don’t usually hang with, to talking honestly, listening carefully, and understanding themselves and each other. The first five meetings are a gradual, gentle introduction to the idea of communication, confidences, and listening skills--the mechanics and heart of small-group dynamics--then on to more than two dozen topical meetings about issues that matter most to adolescents: how to face life’s tensions; self esteem; change; sexuality; giving and receiving love; clarifying future goals; friends; family; forgiveness; diversity; conflict; moods; priorities--and more, all of them based in Bible passages . . . appropriate for mixed groups of churched and unchurched kids . . . and each session with more than enough creative and quirky ideas, so you can select those that best fit your style and your small group’s temperament. Perfect for outreach and evangelism groups, discipleship groups, Sunday school, midweek cell groups--any time you want small groups of your students to grow together in community, in intimacy, in faith. (Previously published as Honest to God) 31 sessions.


Models And Methods For Youth And Young Adult Ministry

Author by : Arthur David Canales
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Total Read : 80
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Description : Models and Methods for Youth and Young Adult Ministry is a rare book on young adult and youth ministry in that it weaves sound theology and solid pastoral practice. It invites pastoral practitioners, scholars in the field, and university-ministry students to envision various models and methods for doing youth and young adult ministry in a collaborative and ecumenical way. Through rich, concrete examples and strategies, the reader will grasp the significance of each model and the various methods to integrate and implement these robust approaches. The result is this book will empower readers toward a more meaningful understanding of youth and young adult ministry, which will in turn engage the young church of Christ.


Art Of Forming Young Disciples The

Author by : Everett Fritz
Languange : en
Publisher by : Sophia Institute Press
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Description : Not long ago, veteran Youth Minister Everett Fritz counted the number of his former Youth Group members who were still practicing the Faith. The result? Almost all of themhad left the Faith! Fritz learned that otherparishes reported similar staggering losses, pointing to a grim truth: today’s Youth Ministries simply do not form young people into lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ. Not satisfied with these dismal results, Fritz devised a different way of forming young people in the Faith. It’s an approach that can truly transform the spiritual lives of young people by applying the same one-to-one personal method that Jesus Himself used to form his twelve original disciples . . . only one of whom was lost! Fritz has worked with countless parishes, helping them make the shift to a small-group discipleship structure. You’ll learn to avoid the many pitfalls and common mistakes parishes make, as well as ways you can easily build the volunteer base needed for a successful transition. He will help you create a comfortable environment that leads young people into self-reflection, as well as the critical role parents and the parish community play in youth formation. Finally, Fritz shares various resources that can help you accomplish your goal. But he warns: you’re not running a program that has been pre-developed. Relationships and mentoring make disciples; programs do not. If you’re troubled by the number of young people in your parish who leave the Faith year after year, then open these illuminating pages and learn the art of forming young disciples.