Youth Leader Training on the Go: Practical Leadership Development For Busy Volunteers
Today's youth ministry volunteers are clamoring for training, yet many of them won't show up for tons of meetings. So how can youth workers equip their teams? Youth Leader Training on the Go is an easy, proven way to train...
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Today's youth ministry volunteers are clamoring for training, yet many of them won't show up for tons of meetings. So how can youth workers equip their teams? Youth Leader Training on the Go is an easy, proven way to train leaders and multiply your ministry's effectiveness. This resource from Mark DeVries, Jeff Dunn-Rankin, and the Ministry Architects team will guide youth workers through a dynamic yearlong strategy that enhances their compelling "can't miss" training meetings. Each of the 52 learn-from-home lessons includes thought-provoking questions, an encouraging message for leaders, a story about someone living out a specific leadership truth, a relevant Scripture, questions for the volunteer to ponder, and an action idea. Each lesson is a double-sided handout--one book covers everything, so no participant books are required. And we've also included a CD-ROM with all the tools and files. Youth Leader Training on the Go will help your volunteers to:
* Connect with Jesus and help teenagers center their lives on him
* Understand youth culture for effective conversation and interaction
* Discover practical, helpful ideas for ministering to teenagers
* Work with parents to help students grow in faith
* Find balance between ministry and personal life
Effective ministry training isn't a one-time event. It's an ongoing investment in leaders who deeply care about teenagers, their families, and their church. Help your teenagers grow deeper in their faith
by investing in your volunteers.
Mark DeVries (M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary) is the founder of Youth Ministry Architects, a consulting team that assists churches in building sustainable youth ministries (www.ymarchitects.com). DeVries has served since 1986 as associate pastor for youth and their families at First Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee. He has trained youth workers on five continents and has taught courses or been a guest lecturer at a number of colleges and seminaries.
DeVries is the author of Family-Based Youth Ministry,True Love Waits, Sustainable Youth Ministry: Why Most Youth Ministry Doesn't Last and What Your Church Can Do About It and co-author of The Most Important Year in a Woman's Life/The Most Important Year in a Man's Life, and he has been a contributing writer for Josh McDowell's Youth Ministry Handbook, Starting Right and Reaching a Generation for Christ. In addition, his articles and reviews have been published in a variety of journals and magazines. He and his wife, Susan, have four grown children.