Partnering With Parents in Youth Ministry
The most powerful force in a young person's life is his or her family. The importance of this is pointed out in the writing of the Torah in Deuteronomy 6:4-9, where believers are mandated to pass their family legacies to...
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The most powerful force in a young person's life is his or her family. The importance of this is pointed out in the writing of the Torah in Deuteronomy 6:4-9, where believers are mandated to pass their family legacies to the next generations. The newest trend in youth ministry today is a very healthy move toward family-based ministry, a mind-set that helps the church act as a support system, while placing discipleship and training back into the hands of family. Partnering with Parents in Youth Ministry will help youth workers understand their unique role in helping families succeed and will give an overview strategy of family-based youth ministry, as well as practical ideas on implementing this awesome ministry in your church.
"MIKE DEVRIES " serves as Youth Pastor at Yorba Linda Friends Church in Orange County, California. He has served as a youth worker trainer. Mike, his wife and son live in Southern California. Jim Burns is president of the National Institute of Youth Ministry (NIYM) in San Clemente, California. He is the author of several books for youth 90 Days Through the New Testament, Radical Love, Radical Christianity, for youth workers The Youth Builder and for parents of youth Drugproof Your Kids. He and his wife, Cathy, and their three children reside in Dana Point, California. "
Jim Burns founded the ministry of HomeWord in 1985 with the goal of bringing help and hope to struggling families. As host of the radio broadcast, HomeWord with Jim Burns, which is heard daily by more than one million listeners, Jim's passion is to build God-honoring families through communicating practical truths that will enable adults and young people alike to live out their Christian faith. In addition to the radio program, Jim speaks to thousands around the world each year through seminars and conferences. He is an award-winning author, whose books include The 10 Building Blocks for a Happy Family and Devotions on the Run.