Help! I'm a Junior High Youth Worker!: 50 Ways to Survive and Thrive in Ministry to Early Adolescents

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Zondervan, Oct 5, 2010 - Religion - 64 pages
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To Be a Junior High Youth Worker . . . takes a distinct kind of adult, just as junior highers are a distinct kind of people. Betwixt and between though they may be, early adolescents are as capable of a genuine spiritual understanding and growth as high schoolers.It’s just that junior highers absorb Bible teaching and demonstrate their spirituality—well, differently. Help! I’m a Junior High Youth Worker! is your primer for understanding young teenagers, then teaching them with a mind-set and with methods that fit them.First Things First. Three axioms that define your territory as a junior high youth worker.So Just What Is a Junior Higher, Anyway? The essence of early adolescence: the need for appropriate rules . . . the dilemma of throwing sixth graders and eighth graders together in the same program . . . small is good.Developmentally Speaking. Changes junior highers enjoy and endure cognitively, emotionally, socially, spiritually . . . their changing relationships with parents . . . individuation and hair under their arms.Time to Teach! Your required dose of pedagogy: the case for fun learning . . . ten top teaching topics for middle school ministry . . . how simulations, role plays, and storytelling can be your best teaching methods for early adolescents.Faith Outside the Youth Room. Spiritual discipleship for middle schoolers: they don’t have to be high schoolers to begin forming habits of prayers, service, and outreach.Help! I’m a Junior High Youth Worker! is help at hand surviving and thriving in ministry to early adolescents.
 

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User Review  - Diane Gregg - Christianbook.com

It was okay but not really helpful in the areas I needed help. It was like just a chip of the ice berg. There are so many issues troubling our young people today and I expected more help dealing with those. Read full review

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User Review  - mattbman - LibraryThing

This book could basically serve as a primer to all your new ministry volunteers in Junior High / Middle School Ministry. It is a quick read and covers the basics of stuff that we try to communicate to ... Read full review

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
9
DEVELOPMENTALLY SPEAKING
25
FAITH OUTSIDE THE YOUTH ROOM
49
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Mark Oestreicher (Marko) is a veteran youth worker and former president of Youth Specialties. The author of dozens of books, including Youth Ministry 3.0 and Middle School Ministry, Marko is a sought after speaker, writer and consultant.  Marko leads The Youth Cartel, providing a variety of resources, coaching and consultation to youth workers, churches and ministries. Marko lives in San Diego with his wife Jeannie and two teenage children, Liesl and Max.  www.whyismarko.com.

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