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Youth Ministry As Mission$20.99Add to cart
Equipping youth ministers with the tools of a crosscultural missionary
The parallels between ministry within youth culture and global missions have long been touted by youth ministry experts, yet few resources exist to help youth workers benefit apply the insights of missiologists. In Youth Ministry as Mission, Brian Hull and Patrick Mays fill this gap with an introduction to missiology, missions practice, and missionary witness tailored especially for a youth ministry context.
Youth ministers will discover missiological language that not only describes realities they face regularly, but also provides practical cross-cultural activities that translate well to youth ministries. Hull and Mays address issues such as these:
*Avoiding ethical relativism while understanding historical and methodological changes in missions
*Translating stories and practicing storytelling as preparation for witnessing
*Training for witness in a multi-religious context
Youth Ministry as Mission will be a valuable guide for college and seminary students but will also be a breath of fresh air to those already working as youth directors and youth ministers.
Lead Them To Jesus$17.99Add to cart
Do you feel overwhelmed with the logistics of starting or keeping a youth ministry going? What about the tricky theological questions that keep you and your fellow youth workers on your toes? It’s a lot for what is usually an “all-volunteer army.” Help is here! Veteran youth pastor Mike McGarry offers a practical, comprehensive tool to jumpstart your youth ministry and help youth workers with biblical answers to the tough questions students ask. In a two-part approach, he tackles both the practical skills and biblical depth needed for effective gospel-centered ministry to today’s youth. He leads readers through twenty theological truths they should be equipped to discuss with students and offers twenty practical skills every youth worker should cultivate.
Lead Them to Jesus offers insight into the religious worldview of Gen Z and illustrates how to connect the gospel to their questions and core desires. Not only are young people ready to discuss hard issues such as suicide, suffering, and navigating difficult relationships, they are looking for authentic leaders who are committed to speaking truth and investing into their lives.
McGarry prepares both youth pastors and ministry volunteers to go deep with students about what they believe and why. He also helps them think through the strategic role of fun and games and shares how to navigate conflict and cliques. Lead Them to Jesus shows youth workers how the gospel shapes every part of how they do youth ministry and will get your whole team on the same biblical and logistical page.
3 Big Questions That Change Every Teenager$16.97Add to cart
Today’s teenagers are the most anxious, creative, and diverse generation in history–which can make it hard for us to relate. And while every teenager is a walking bundle of questions, three rise above the rest:
– Who am I?
– Where do I fit?
– What difference can I make?
Young people struggle to find satisfying and life-giving answers to these questions on their own. They need caring adults willing to lean in with empathy, practice listening, and gently point them in the direction of better answers: they are enough because of Jesus, they belong with God’s people, and they are invited into God’s greater story.
In this book, which is based on new landmark research from the Fuller Youth Institute and combines in-depth interviews with data from 1,200 diverse teenagers, Kara Powell and Brad M. Griffin offer pastors, youth leaders, mentors, and parents practical and proven conversations and connections that help teenagers answer their three biggest questions and reach their full potential.
Engaging Generation Z$15.97Add to cart
A holistic approach to reaching Generation Z in your local church
To disciple the youth in our student ministries today, we have to understand the unique characteristics of Generation Z, and apply lessons learned from recent decades of youth ministry. Pastor and professor Timothy McKnight brings a wealth of new insights, resources, and guidance for reaching today’s adolescents.
Following an overview of the beliefs, attitudes, and practices of Generation Z, McKnight provides youth pastors and volunteers with a complete plan for discipling adolescents through the local church. This includes practical advice on topics such as:
*Engaging parents in youth ministry
*Holistically guiding students in their beliefs, behavior, and affections
*Equipping adult leaders who can serve as role models
*Working with pastors, staff, and church leaders
*Helping parents develop rites of passage for their children as they move into adulthood
*Raising expectations for adolescents to encourage them to grow toward maturity
Based on years of personal experience and practice, Engaging Generation Z provides everything youth ministers need to equip, grow, and encourage today’s generation of young people to follow Christ, and to take their student ministry to the next level.
Gospel In Hard Times For Students Study Guide With Leaders Notes$15.99Add to cart
The Gospel in Hard Times for Students, by Joni and Friends, is a faith-bolstering small group resource that illustrates how suffering is a catalyst that can deepen our understanding of God’s plan.
Through eight in-depth sessions, this resource points to Jesus, our Good Shepherd, for answers to today’s hard questions.
This study guide includes leader’s notes, real-life stories for discussion, biblical application, suggested video clips, and action plans to demonstrate how Jesus identifies with our sorrow. This study guide invites readers to see that how we choose to react and manage hardship has life-altering potential.
In this small group resource, young men and women can learn how the church carries the burden of suffering, seeking gospel answers to questions such as, Why am I going through this? and Where is God when I need him?
The Gospel in Hard Times for Students explores how a loving faith community–one body with many parts–can not only meet our needs but also help us walk alongside others who are afflicted, disabled, and marginalized.
Defined Teen Guys And Young Men Bible Study Bible$13.99Add to cart
Who Are You?
When you introduce yourself to someone for the first time, you may start with your name, where you go to school, a sport or instrument you play, or your future plans. Each of those may help our culture define us, but are they enough? There are bigger questions culture can’t answer: “Who am I?” and “Why do I matter?” But first, you must answer, “Who is God?”
Scripture teaches that we’re all made in the image of God. We don’t define ourselves-the Creator does. Once you begin to understand who God is and what it means to be created in His image, you’ll begin to discover all God has called you to be. This Bible study will examine spiritual truths from the Book of Ephesians to lead you into a closer relationship with God and a better understanding and appreciation of your God-given identity-which is fulfilled in Christ.
Defined Teen Guys’ Bible Study Book includes content for eight sessions, personal study between group sessions, applicable Scripture, “How to Use this Study,” tips for leading a group, and a leader guide.
Armor Of God Teen Bible Study Book$12.99Add to cart
All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you. A cunning, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you–your emotions, your mind, your family and friends, your dreams, your future.
But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. If you’re tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, his reign stops right here, right now. With you.
The enemy always fails miserably when he meets someone ready for battle. Someone who is armed and dangerous.
The Armor of God is more than just a biblical description of the believer’s inventory. It is an action plan for putting on your armor and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory against the enemy. Yes. A strategy.
TARGETED. SPECIFIC. PRECISE. DETAILED.
–Learn to be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might (Eph. 6:10).
–Discover what to wear to ensure victory and employ the secret weapon to stop the devil in his tracks.
–Develop a personalized strategy to promptly put the enemy in his place.
–Take advantage of your position in Christ and experience the tangible, long-term effects of victory in practical, everyday living.
Get prepared for a Bible study that will bring to light the war around you and challenge you to suit up, stand firm, and secure victory in your life.
Quest Study Journal For Teen Girls$14.99Add to cart
Curiosity is hardwired in humanity. We have this innate need to question and seek after what we don’t know or understand.
In this 6-session study, delve into Scripture to explore how God created us to seek after Him-a God who desires to be found and known. In this lifelong quest of faith, learn to develop your intimacy with Him and embrace the adventure that comes with living a life for God.
-Leader helps to guide questions and discussions within small groups
-Personal study segments with homework to complete between 6 weeks of group sessions
-Space for journaling and reflection during your personal journey
-Leader Kit with interactive teaching videos, approximately 25 minutes per session for the opening and closing sessions and 5-10 minutes for sessions 2-5, available for purchase
-Deepen your intimacy with God as you ask, discuss, and ponder questions of faith.
-Take comfort in remembering this world is only a temporary stay until we reach our heavenly home.
-Understand that questions are inherent and essential to growth.
-Embrace the adventure that comes with living a life for God.
We Saved You A Seat Teen Girls Bible Study Book$12.99Add to cart
Some of the best and most difficult work God calls us to do is to love other people.
In a culture where friendship is measured in follows, likes, mentions, and snaps, and being “unfriended” is a very real worry, girls often think they need to have it all together-the pressure for perfection creates distance instead of real, authentic relationships.
We Saved You A Seat takes girls deeper into Scripture to learn how to create, invest in, and keep up lifelong friendships. Jesus is the role model for our friendships and Scripture is the foundation. We don’t wait until we’re all put together to come to Jesus. Over the course of seven sessions, girls will learn that true friendship takes…
Showing up and being willing to go first
Being vulnerable and knowing that real friendship is messy
Encouraging rather than competing
The desire for connection over perfection
Knowing when to walk away
While girls may talk about the follows and likes and the perfect promposal, what they really want is true, lasting, unconditional friendship. They want connection. They want to know that someone saved them a seat.
Leader helps in the back of the Bible study book so anyone can facilitate a group
Personal Study to be completed between the 7 group sessions
Debunk the myth that friendship is easy.
Overcome the fear of knowing and being known.
Quit running from friendship and find the courage to connect.
Sticky Faith Youth Worker Edition$16.99Add to cart
Many of the statistics you read about teenagers and faith can be alarming. Recent studies show that 40-50 percent of kids who are connected to a youth group throughout their senior year will fail to stick with their faith in college. As youth workers are pouring their time and energy into the students in their ministries, they are often left wondering if they’ve done enough to equip their students to carry their faith into adulthood.
Fuller Youth Institute has done extensive research in the area of youth ministry and teenage development. In Sticky Faith, the team at FYI presents youth workers with both a theological/philosophical framework and practical programming ideas that develop long-term faith in teenagers. Each chapter presents a summary of FYI’s quantitative and qualitative research, along with the implications of this research, including program ideas suggested and tested by youth ministries nationwide.
This resource will give youth pastors what they need to help foster a faith that sticks with all the teenagers in their group long after they’ve left the youth room.
My First 90 Days In Ministry
$4.99Add to cart
Here’s all the stuff veteran youth workers wish they’d known…pearls of wisdom guaranteed to help new ministry workers avoid making mistakes. Well, at least making the same mistakes. Practical, been-there, done-that tips make this a perfect resource for new youth ministry leaders. A great gift!