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The Seven Checkpoints for Student Leaders

The Seven Checkpoints for Student Leaders Author Andy Stanley
ISBN-10 1451628455
Release 2011-04-05
Pages 272
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The Seven Checkpoints for Student Leaders is more than a book; it is a ministry plan. It goes far beyond the "how to" of youth ministry and provides youth ministers, youth works, and parents with the content that students need to equip them for 'life beyond youth group." The material in this book and the companion book The Seven Checkpoints Student Journal reveals what Stanley calls "the irreducible minimum"--the essential principles upon which an entire youth ministry can be built. Stanley and Hall offer some unorthodox but very sensible approaches to planning and maintaining a youth group over a long period of time with a specific goal in mind. The book outlines a strategy for effectively teaching students over the course of their time in school, and this new updated edition is what every leader needs to keep up with the ever-changing challenges students face. Stanley and Hall identify seven "checkpoints" that are the most important and critical issues facing teens: 1. Authentic Faith 2. Spiritual Disciplines 3. Moral Boundaries (this section deals primarily with issues of sexual purity and dating) 4. Healthy Friendships 5. Wise Choices 6. Ultimate Authority 7. Others First Practical application, biblical principles, and realistic approaches for facing modern challenges facilitate teaching for busy youth leaders that will make an impact for eternity.



The Seven Checkpoints Student Journal

The Seven Checkpoints Student Journal Author Andy Stanley
ISBN-10 9781582291789
Release 2001-04-01
Pages 206
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Gives every teenager the knowledge and encouragement he or she needs to face the world and remain true to Jesus, outlining seven basic principles that they need to maintain in their lives in order to be victorious in their faith.



Max Q Student Journal

Max Q Student Journal Author Andy Stanley
ISBN-10 9781582293615
Release 2004-03-01
Pages 222
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Recognizing the pitfalls of postmodern student life, the Max Q Student Journal gives students a real and relevant way to stay strong in their Christian faith. With thought-provoking questions, the basic "Max Q" principles, and space for journaling, this book will prepare students to handle temptation and live the life of a true witness. As students learn to live out their faith without compromise during high-stress times, they will find new doors for peer evangelism opening before them. Students of today long to make a difference -- in order to do that they need something true, something real, something called Max Q.



Max Q for Youth Leaders

Max Q for Youth Leaders Author Andy Stanley
ISBN-10 1451605218
Release 2010-06-15
Pages 270
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This life-changing book helps students learn how to influence their peers—both saved and unsaved—without being negatively influenced. Maximum Quotient: It is the point in time when a rocket's speed is the highest and air pressure is at its extreme. It is what young Christians feel during their teenage years. Pulling from many years of successful youth ministry, Stanley and Hall introduce youth leaders to a new realm of youth ministry through this dynamic new plan. Youth leaders will learn about: A Ministry of Influence, Jesus & Influence, Maximum Dynamic Pressure, Setting Standards, Establishing Priorities, Maintaining Accountability, Unconditional Acceptance, Sustaining Influence, Using Leverage, and Partnering with Parents.



The Complete New Testament Resource for Youth Workers

The Complete New Testament Resource for Youth Workers Author Jack Crabtree
ISBN-10 9780310296591
Release 2011-02-22
Pages 416
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With lessons created, written, and tested by active, experienced youth leaders who work with young people every week … never before has there been a resource this comprehensive, this practical, and this relevant for teaching the New Testament to your students. Walking students through the New Testament used to feel like a daunting task—especially if you’ve tried to create studies that are relevant and engaging to your students. Now, you have a diverse team of nearly thirty youth ministry practitioners working for you—and they’ve put together more than 100 studies that will make your job easier while helping your students dig into the Bible. Whether you lead them yourself or hand the lessons over to your volunteers, each lesson is easy to implement and can be used alone or combined with lessons that have already been planned. You’ll also find a searchable CD-ROM, making it easier than ever to find exactly what you need to help lead your students deeper into the life-changing books from the New Testament.



OMG

OMG Author Kenda Creasy Dean
ISBN-10 9781426700088
Release 2010
Pages 163
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Today's youth ministry is tomorrow's mainstream theology



Purpose Driven Youth Ministry

Purpose Driven Youth Ministry Author Doug Fields
ISBN-10 9780310863632
Release 2009-12-15
Pages 400
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If you long to reach kids and see their lives changed by God, this comprehensive guide shows you how. Purpose Driven® Youth Ministry will do for youth ministry what Rick Warren's Gold Medallion award-winning, The Purpose Driven® Church is doing for pastoral ministry. It's an indispensable guide to creating and maintaining youth ministry for the long run. It will help you create a solid spiritual team that builds the foundations of the Christian faith into the hearts and lives of young people. Forged around the fundamental purposes of evangelism, discipleship, fellowship, ministry, and worship, Purpose Driven® Youth Ministry uses the experiences of Saddleback Church to illustrate what a healthy Youth ministry can be. Nine transferable principles help you - Connect with the power of God for passionate, committed leadership - Define the purpose of your ministry and communicate it effectively - Identify your potential audience - Create programs that reach your audience and fulfill God's purposes - Implement processes that move students to maturity - Enhance your ministry with clearly defined values - Team up with parents to involve the whole family - Find volunteers and develop them into participating leaders - Persevere through tough times and thrive in an ever-changing environment. Balancing both theory and practice, Purpose Driven® Youth Ministry can be applied to any church setting, regardless of size, denomination, facilities, resources, and existing leadership. Purpose-Driven Youth Ministry will help you develop a ministry that equips students rather than a ministry that coordinates events. Doug Fields says, "My goal for this book is to coach you through a plan to build a healthy youth ministry that isn't dependent on one great youth leader and won't be destroyed when the youth worker leaves the church. It's not a book on how to grow your youth ministry with six easy steps; it's about identifying, establishing, and building health into your church's youth ministry.



Revisiting Relational Youth Ministry

Revisiting Relational Youth Ministry Author Andrew Root
ISBN-10 0830834885
Release 2007-10-08
Pages 221
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In Revisiting Relational Youth Ministry, Andrew Root explores the origins of a dominant ministry model for evangelicals, showing how American culture has influenced our understanding of the incarnation. Drawing from Dietrich Bonhoeffer, whose work with German youth in troubled times shaped his own understanding of how Jesus intersects our relationships, Root recasts relational ministry as an opportunity not to influence the influencers but to stand with and for those in need. True relational youth ministry shaped by the incarnation is a commitment to enter into the suffering of all, to offer all those in high school or junior high the solidarity of the church. Market/Audience People engaged in youth ministry People in campus ministry Professors Students Lutheran colleges and seminaries College and seminary accounts Endorsements "Andrew Root combines biblical studies, history, sociology and theology in a well-researched mix that, I hope, will drive our youth ministry thought and practice." DR. WALT MUELLER, president, Center for Parent/Youth Understanding, and author of Engaging the Soul of Youth Culture "Andrew Root is poised to lead the field in rethinking youth ministry as a practical theological discipline." KENDA CREASY DEAN, M.Div., Ph.D., parent, pastor and associate professor of youth, church and culture, Princeton Theological Seminary Features and Benefits Concise survey of the history of incarnational youth ministry Careful case studies of practicing youth ministries Solid theological appraisal and recommendations for ministry practices



Youth Ministry Management Tools 2 0

Youth Ministry Management Tools 2 0 Author Mike A. Work
ISBN-10 9780310516866
Release 2014-09-02
Pages 480
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Youth ministry isn’t just meeting with students and teaching them God’s truth. It also involves a myriad of administrative and operational details. Youth Ministry Management Tools 2.0 provides youth ministers and volunteers with helpful insights, advice, and practical resources to successfully manage a youth ministry. You’ll find sample budgets, release forms for trips, and clear direction for screening applicants for volunteer positions. Authors Mike Work and Ginny Olson provide you with quick and accessible answers to all of your management, administrative, and supervisory questions and needs. Sprinkled throughout the manual are brief personal anecdotes by actual, in-the-trenches youth workers, case studies of church-office debacles, pivotal lessons learned over decades of ministry, nightmare scenarios to avoid, and glorious successes to emulate. No other book provides everything a youth ministry leader needs in one place at such an affordable price. This revised and updated edition of a youth ministry classic includes bonus online content, copy-ready pages and forms, and loads of other highly practical material.



Seven Practices of Effective Ministry

Seven Practices of Effective Ministry Author Andy Stanley
ISBN-10 1601422164
Release 2008-08-19
Pages 192
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There’s no scoreboard in the sanctuary, and the only plate is probably for the offering. But every church leader needs to know how to win, and every congregation needs to know when to cheer. This insightful book speaks to every church leader who yearns for a simpler, more effective approach to ministry. An engaging parable about one overwhelmed pastor is followed by an overview of seven successful team practices, each one developed and applied in a ministry setting. Reinforced by relevant discussion questions, these clear, easy, and strategic practices can turn any ministry into a winning team. Your ministry is perfectly designed to produce the results you are currently experiencing. If you are satisfied with those results, you don’t need this book. If not, it’s time for a change. Like your own personal trainer, 7 Practices of Effective Ministry is an insightful guide for any leader who yearns for a simpler, more effective approach to ministry. Here are seven strategic principles that when put into play will bring focus and clarity to everything you do and turn your ministry into a winning team. Story Behind the Book Looking for ways to help pastors faced with hectic lives and depleted resources, Andy Stanley, Reggie Joiner, and Lane Jones decided to write a parable about the complicated life of a local pastor. Rather than come straight at those in ministry with formulas and lists, they engage readers in an effort to have them identify with the character. “For many years, I practiced and taught church growth. What I have witnessed as a member at North Point takes church growth to a whole new level. Andy and his team communicate principles that will add value to you and the church you love.” -John C. Maxwell, founder, The INJOY Group “Every professional athlete recognizes the value of solid coaching. The best are always working to get better. From what I’ve seen at North Point, these seven practices can improve the game of any church in America.” -John Smoltz, Cy Young Award-winning pitcher “The practices covered in this book are down-to-earth, practical, and come from real difference-makers who know what church leadership is all about. Andy, Reggie, and Lane have definitely hit the ball out of the park with the 7 Practices of Effective Ministry.” -Ed Young, Jr., senior pastor, Fellowship Church From the Hardcover edition.



How Good Is Good Enough

How Good Is Good Enough Author Andy Stanley
ISBN-10 9781601422156
Release 2008-08-19
Pages 96
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Surely there's more than one way to get to heaven? Bestselling author Andy Stanley addresses this popular belief held even among Christians. But believing that all good people go to heaven raises major problems, Stanley reveals. Is goodness not rewarded, then? Is Christianity not fair? Maybe not, he says. Readers will find out why Jesus taught that goodness is not even a requirement to enter heaven - and why Christianity is beyond fair. Andy Stanley leads believers and skeptics alike to a grateful awareness of God's enormous grace and mercy. Good People Go to Heaven...Don’t They? Sure they do. It only makes sense. Actually, it doesn’t really make any sense at all. Smart, educated, accomplished men and women everywhere are banking their eternities on a theory that doesn’t hold water. Chances are, you’ve never really thought it through. But you owe it to yourself to do so. Find out now what’s wrong with the most popular theory about heaven—and what it really takes to get there. From the Hardcover edition.



Creating Community

Creating Community Author Andy Stanley
ISBN-10 0307563634
Release 2009-03-25
Pages 192
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Five keys to building a small group culture that fosters meaningful, lasting connections within your church community. Small groups are the key to impacting lives in your church. But a healthy small-group environment doesn’t just happen. So pull up a chair. Let’s talk about how to make it happen. Bill Willits and bestselling author Andy Stanley share their successful approach, which has resulted in nearly eight thousand adults becoming involved in small groups at North Point Community Church in Atlanta. Simply put, the five principles have passed the test. This is not just another book about community; this is a book about strategy—strategy that builds a small group culture. Creating Community shares clear and simple principles to help people connect into meaningful relationships. The kind that God desires for each of us and that He uses to change our lives. Put this proven method to work in your ministry and enjoy the tangible results—God’s people doing life TOGETHER. “The small-group program at North Point Community Church is not an appendage; it is not a program we tacked on to an existing structure. It is part of our lifestyle. We think groups. We organize groups. We are driven by groups. Creating Community contains our blueprint for success. And I believe it has the potential power to revolutionize your own small-group ministry!” — Andy Stanley



Believe it or not

Believe it or not Author Group Publishing
ISBN-10 0764422189
Release 2000-01
Pages 92
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Your teenagers may think they've already heard all the Bible has to offer...but they're in for a fun surprise! Believe-It-or-Not Bible Studies highlights 13 wild--but true--Bible stories that pack powerful points. Now your teenagers can experience important Bible lessons while proving once and for all that the Bible is anything but boring. With attention-grabbing, true Bible stories; outrageous, memorable activities and intense scriptural truths, your teens will learn the Bible like they never have before...and love every minute of it! Guaranteed to provoke discussion in any group, these easy-to-prepare studies fit well into any schedule with enough material for 30-, 45- and 60-minute lessons. Teach your youth to expect the unexpected from the most important book they'll ever read and you'll fuel their interest for a lifetime!



Wild Truth Journal for Junior Highers

Wild Truth Journal for Junior Highers Author Mark Oestreicher
ISBN-10 9780310207665
Release 1995-10-01
Pages 112
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Meet 50 of the Bible's most outrageous and amazing people. You'll find out what happened when God went major rad with His Wild Truth--and you'll discover how God can do the same thing right now in your life. Check out some of the people you'll get to know: - Skipper (pulls off major animal style Rescue 911) - Hammerhead (gives a bad dude a permanent headache) - LAZ (a dead guy. . Until You-Know-Who comes along) - Moe's Mom (sends her son on THE river-rafting trip of all time) - Bad Luck Boils (overcomes major zit problem) . . .and dozens of other folks you've just gotta meet! Open up Wild Truth Journal - and dare to discover the power of God's love.



Simple Student Ministry

Simple Student Ministry Author Eric Geiger
ISBN-10 9780805464689
Release 2009-06-01
Pages 232
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Simple Student Ministry fine tunes the proven methods of #1 best seller Simple Church for the unique field of youth discipleship.Coauthor Eric Geiger, who contributed to the latter, takes a step forward here, neatly unpacking the key ideas of Clarity, Movement, Alignment, and Focus that will transform any over-stimulated youth program into a simpler, more results-oriented spiritual development process. Fun is still allowed, by all means, but the ultimate emphasis on maturing faith is simply essential. The anecdotal comparisons are current and on-target (Starbucks’ well-publicized decision to retrain baristas in coffee making introduces the idea that youth leaders might also be wise to revisit the gospel essence of their ministry). And case study data gleaned from small to mega churches and parachurch ministries will give every youth leader a relatable reference point from which to begin the successful metamorphosis to Simple.



Long Walk to Freedom

Long Walk to Freedom Author Nelson Mandela
ISBN-10 0759521042
Release 2008-03-11
Pages 576
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The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life--an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.



Ruin Your Life

Ruin Your Life Author Chris Folmsbee
ISBN-10 0310325625
Release 2011
Pages 192
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Everyone knows that in order to build something beautiful, sometimes you first have to tear something down. Through creative and unconventional prompts, this interactive devotional---Ruin Your Life---will teach and inspire middle and high school students to dig in, get messy, and let God ruin their lives in order to become the ultimate masterpieces they were meant to be.