What Did I Sign Up For?: Things Every Youth Ministry Volunteer Should Know: Participant's Guide

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  • Copyright: 2011-08-29
  • Publisher: Zondervan

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This set of products is intended to give volunteer youth workers a comprehensive understanding of the essence of youth work and ministry. Covering such topics as a philosophy of youth ministry, Christian formation, working with teams, working with other social organizations such as schools, etc., developing leaders, developing learners, creating healthy environments, safe practices, effective communication and managing transitions, this set of products is designed to inspire, equip and challenge youth workers with a basic foundation of youth ministry.

Author Biography

Chris Folmsbee has served as a youth pastor for nearly 15 years, and now serves as a volunteer youth worker in his local church. He currently leads Barefoot Ministries, a youth ministry training and publishing company located in Kansas City, and is on staff with Youthfront. Chris is the author of several books including his most recent, Story, Signs, and Sacred Rhythms A Narrative Approach to Youth Ministry He lives in Overland Park, Kansas, with his wife, Gina, and their three children, Megan, Drew, and Luke.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 7
Foundations Of Youth Ministry I Theology, Philosophy, And Sociology
Understanding Youth Ministryp. 11
Understanding Christian Formationp. 19
Understanding Today∆s Teenagerp. 29
Understanding Our Roles And Responsibilitiesp. 35
Foundations Of Youth Ministry II Relationships And Partnerships
Working With Individualsp. 49
Working With Small Groupsp. 57
Working With Parents And Other Adultsp. 65
Working With Other Churchesp. 73
Working With Schools And Other Social Organizationsp. 79
Working With Individuals In Times Of Crisisp. 91
Foundations Of Youth Ministry III Programs And Environments
Developing Learnersp. 105
Developing Spiritualityp. 117
Developing Missionp. 123
Developing Communityp. 141
Developing Student Leadersp. 155
Developing Transformative Environmentsp. 165
Epiloguep. 171
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