9780310670292

Youth Ministry Nuts and Bolts : Organizing, Leading, and Managing Your Youth Ministry

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    9780310670292

  • ISBN10:

    0310670292

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/6/2010
  • Publisher: Harpercollins Christian Pub
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Summary

If you stand back and look at a thriving youth ministry, you probably won't notice all the pieces and parts that are working to keep that ministry together and functioning well. But the reality is, there are important, behind-the-scenes mechanics of youth ministry that are essential if you're going to keep the ministry moving forward and impacting teenagers' lives.

Author Biography

Duffy Robbins is a professor of youth ministry at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. He's also the bestselling author and coauthor of Enjoy the Silence, Speaking to Teenagers, Memory Makers, This Way to Youth Ministry, and many more. A thirty-five year veteran of youth ministry, Duffy speaks around the world to teenagers and people who care about them.

Table of Contents

Designp. 13
Getting Them Through the Roofp. 15
Laying the Foundationp. 29
Starting with the Heartp. 31
Excellence in Ministryp. 43
Getting It Done in Time: Mission Impossible?p. 65
Visioneeringp. 83
Constructionp. 103
Making Decisions without Making Enemiesp. 105
Blessed Be the Tie: Staff Relationshipsp. 129
The Essential Partnership: Working with Familiesp. 147
Budgeting and Finance: Squeezing Blood from Turnipsp. 165
The Corps of Discovery I: Building a Teamp. 185
The Corps of Discovery II: Finding and Keeping Good Volunteer Leadersp. 201
Maintenancep. 221
Evaluating Your Ministryp. 223
When the Tie Binds: Dealing with Conflictp. 247
Comings and Goings I: Finding a Position that Fits Your Passionp. 265
Coming and Goings II: The Grace-Full Exitp. 283
Growing Old without Growing Stale: Staying Fresh in Long-Term Youth Ministryp. 299
Epiloguep. 317
How to Find a Youth Pastorp. 321
A Pastor's Perspective: How to Get Hired as a Youth Pastorp. 335
Nuts & Bolts Web Sitesp. 347
Endnotesp. 353
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