We have the best youth ministry resources.

Group offers the best youth ministry resources to point youth pastors and youth ministry volunteers to Jesus. Our youth pastor resources include books on youth ministry like Jesus-Centered Youth Ministry. These youth ministry books can be used as a guide for creating a ministry that is Jesus-centered while encouraging pastors to pursue a Jesus-centered path as well.

Other powerful youth ministry resource books include 99 Thoughts for Smaller Church Youth Workers. These youth ministry books offer wisdom on how to minister in a smaller church. Packed with youth ministry leadership training ideas, 99 Thoughts on Leading Well is a youth leader book that blends practical training and insights on personal growth. Whatever books for youth leaders are on your list, Group has the youth ministry resources you need.

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Jesus Centered Youth Ministry (Revised)
$9.99
Inside the pages of Jesus-Centered Youth Ministry, you'll discover the foundation for a ministry that is Jesus-centered, along with the bricks for building it. You'll discover that not only is it possible to create this kind of youth ministry, it's also essential that you pursue this path. One of the best youth ministry books, you don't want to miss out on this youth leader resource from Rick Lawrence.
 
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99 Thoughts for Smaller Church Youth Workers
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Serving as a youth worker in a smaller church can be one of the most difficult assignments, but the rewards are undeniably satisfying.

You don't have as many resources, but you know every student's name. Your attendance drops every time that one family takes a vacation, but your smaller size gives you the flexibility to quickly and creatively adapt. You have a smaller pool of people for recruiting volunteers, but the entire church can fully adopt the youth group as its own and engage in life-shaping ministry with your teenagers.
 
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99 Thoughts on Leading Well
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Get the inside scoop on leadership with 99 Thoughts on Leading Well and its healthy blend of practical training and insights on personal growth for leaders in youth ministry. Drawing on his years of experience as a staff pastor, Reza Zadeh delivers a mix of challenging, inspiring, and thought-provoking ideas to help you become a more effective leader.
 
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The Skinny on Communication (Download)
$5.99
Everything you do and say sends a message to the people around you. So what message are you sending to the teenagers in your youth group--and to their parents and to other people connected to your ministry?

The Skinny on Communication isn't about formulas or a five-step plan that will solve your communication problems as a youth worker. But it will guide you through specific principles that can move you closer toward mastering this vital skill.
 
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The Skinny on Service (download)
$5.99
The Skinny on Service unpacks the powerful reasons why it’s important for you and your students to serve others, but you'll also get page after page of practical ideas on how to serve. You'll be equipped to help teenagers discover the joy of serving faithfully “before,” even if they don't personally get to see the fruit "after."
 
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The Skinny on Outreach (download)
$5.99
Does the idea of outreach excite you? Does it intimidate you? Does it frustrate you?

In the context of youth ministry, outreach is simply looking beyond yourself and equipping teenagers to do the same. It'’s about a commitment to encouraging and equipping teenagers to engage in a lifestyle of share the world-altering message of Jesus. Jesus commands us to reach out, compassion compels us to reach out, and true discipleship calls us to reach out. The Skinny on Outreach delivers specific, tangible ideas for building a youth ministry where teenagers discover how every area of life offers ongoing opportunities for relational evangelism.
 
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The Skinny on Communication
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By Jeff White with Jeffrey Wallace

Everything you do and say sends a message to the people around you. So what message are you sending to the teenagers in your youth group--—and to their parents and to other people connected to your ministry?

It’'s impossible to meet teenagers’ foundational needs without effective communication. And the more effectively you communicate, the better you can give your students exactly what they'’re seeking and needing.
 
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The Skinny on Volunteers (download)
$5.99
A youth ministry needs a solid group of volunteers to be truly effective. We youth workers all know this--but how do we make it happen?

 The Skinny on Volunteers will help you concentrate on three simple skills that will help you build a crew of effective leaders: recruiting, keeping, and training volunteers.
 
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The Skinny on Outreach
$6.99
By Greg Stier with Theresa Mazza

Does the idea of outreach excite you? Does it intimidate you? Does it frustrate you?

In the context of youth ministry, outreach is simply looking beyond yourself and equipping teenagers to do the same. It’s about a commitment to encouraging and equipping teenagers to engage in a lifestyle of share the world-altering message of Jesus. Jesus commands us to reach out, compassion compels us to reach out, and true discipleship calls us to reach out. The Skinny on Outreach delivers specific, tangible ideas for building a youth ministry where teenagers discover how every area of life offers ongoing opportunities for relational evangelism.

This book will fuel your passion for reaching out and sharing the message of Jesus—--and for inviting teenagers into this exciting adventure, too. When your teenagers are on mission with Jesus and telling people about him, they’ll also grow deeply in him. Help your students become life-changing ambassadors for Jesus' message of grace and hope. And join Jesus in the quest for the unreached teenagers in your community!
 
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The Skinny on Service
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By Tony Myles with Doug Franklin

Take a look around at the brokenness in this world and its spiritual poverty. Jesus wants to change all of that, and he’'s looking for teenagers who want that change to start in them. Youth worker, that’s where you come in! When your students serve others, they'’re serving Jesus. Serving helps teenagers draw closer to Jesus and become more like him. And serving creates opportunities to talk about Jesus and share his amazing good news. Ultimately, every act of genuine Christian service points to Jesus'’ ultimate act of service on the cross.

The Skinny on Service unpacks the powerful reasons why it’'s important for you and your students to serve others, but you'’ll also get page after page of practical ideas on how to serve. You'’ll be equipped to help teenagers discover the joy of serving faithfully “before,” even if they don’'t personally get to see the fruit "after."
 
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Uncommon Wisdom From the Other Side (download)
$7.99
By Tony Myles

Ever wish your ministry hindsight could be your foresight? Sometimes you don't know what's about to happen next —or how to prepare for it. Other times you can almost glimpse the lessons you're about to learn the hard way before they happen, like you're peering through the tiny panels of a fence. You can barely make out what you see, but you know something important lives on the other side.

Uncommon Wisdom From the Other Side will give you the chance to change the typical youth ministry conversation happening at large and in your church —all with the goal of remaining glued to Jesus and reaching a generation of young people.
 
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A Parent's Guide to Understanding Teenage Girls
$6.99
As you read through the pages of A Parent's Guide to Understanding Teenage Girls, veteran youth workers Brooklyn Lindsey and Mark Oestreicher will help you re-examine some assumptions and misunderstandings about this season of life. Then, from a place of trust in God, you will gain a fresh perspective on who your daughter is and who she's becoming.

This book explores the major changes of adolescence, the influence of parents and friends, the onslaught of feelings and how to respond, and the significance of celebrating milestones in a girl's life.
 
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We have the best youth ministry resource books.

For the skinny on the best youth ministry resources, check out our collection of The Skinny books. Excellent youth pastor resources, The Skinny books cover topics like communication, service, and outreach. These downloadable youth ministry books may be quick reads, but they’re packed with big ideas. For youth ministry leadership training ideas, The Skinny on Volunteers helps youth pastors build a team of people who will love teenagers, connect with them, and offer youth discipleship, too.

If you’re looking for youth ministry resources packed with wisdom and experience, try Uncommon Wisdom From the Other Side. Other downloadable youth pastor resources include Leaders Are Learners where Doug Fields offers six trainings for student leaders who are identified, empowered, and released to serve and do ministry. Or pick up the Fresh Start Production Pack, which helps teenagers evaluate their relationship with God and embrace some foundational truths regarding their faith. For youth ministry books that reveal some secrets on how to create a truly magnetic youth ministry, check out Thriving Youth Groups: Secrets for Growing Your Ministry. And for youth ministry leadership training books you won’t regret reading, the Emergency Response Handbook for Small Group Leaders is packed with practical ways to love others through their greatest challenges.

For youth ministry resources you can download, try Answers to Teenagers’ 50 Toughest Questions and discover biblical and practical responses to questions students may ask. We offer youth pastor resources specifically for mission trips in Mission Trips From Start to Finish, which offers expert advice to make planning and executing your mission trip as simple as possible. For a year’s worth of youth ministry leadership training ideas, download Mentor Me Vol 1. Whatever youth resources you’re looking for, find them at Group.com.

We have youth ministry resources just for small groups, like our Small Groups From Start to Finish, which you can download or purchase as a book for youth leaders. For youth pastor resources straight out of Group Magazine’s Try This One section, check out Best of Try This One for practical ideas for youth group Bible study lessons, discussion starters, games, and more. Find youth ministry books that speak about ministering in smaller churches, including Thriving Youth Ministry in Smaller Churches. If you’re looking for youth ministry leadership training for your worship team, don’t miss downloading Worship Band From Start to Finish.

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