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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
$5.19 - $7.99
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
Was: $6.99
Now: $4.19
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
Was: $6.99
Now: $4.19
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
Was: $6.99
Now: $4.19
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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Leaders Are Learners Student Edition (download)
$19.99
Helping develop spiritually mature, ministry-focused student leaders is one of the most effective ways you can spend your leadership energy. There are big payoffs when a youth ministry becomes a place where student leaders are identified, empowered and released to serve and do ministry. Few aspects of youth ministry are as exciting as seeing students develop a heart to serve and lead.
 
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Fresh Start (download)
$9.99
We know you've got students who are brand-new Christians and those who have walked with God for years. Either way, it's always a good idea to help them step back and re-evaluate their relationship with God and embrace some foundational truths regarding their faith. We've created the Fresh Start Production Pack to help them do just that!
 
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Thriving Youth Groups: Secrets for Growing Your Ministry
$13.99
If a youth group fails the "friendliness test," teenagers won't come back. Yet building a friendship culture is easier than you think–especially with this in-depth and amazingly practical youth ministry leadership development book from renowned youth ministry expert Jeanne Mayo. Her three decades of in-the-trenches experience have been poured into this idea-filled youth leadership training book to help even the busiest youth workers create a truly magnetic ministry.
 
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Emergency Response Handbook for Small Group Leaders
$9.74 - $14.99
You want to help -- a church member faces a terminal illness, good friends of yours just lost their child, a member of your group is struggling with an addiction, the death of a child, divorce, addiction, terminal illness--but you feel unsure how to help.

Prepare yourself with practical ways to love others through their greatest challenges. People face difficult, painful stuff in life--and they shouldn't struggle alone. But what do you say? How do you help? What if you make things worse?

This rapid-response handbook gives you and your small group the confidence to share God's love and comfort with hurting friends.
 
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Mission Trips from Start to Finish
Was: $29.99
Now: $17.99
Ah, the missions trip. Whether across the city or across the globe, it can seem daunting to the inexperienced or the unprepared. But with Mission Trips From Start To Finish, you'll find expert advice to make planning and executing yours as simple as possible. This practical tool is designed to guide first-time trip planners step-by-step, while also providing old pros with a host of tools to be used over and over again. It'll save you time, headaches, and possibly legal and law enforcement trouble! Prison ministry, anyone?
 
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Answers to Teenagers' 50 Toughest Questions (download)
$7.99
Teenagers are hungry for solid answers to the relentless questions gnawing at their hearts and minds. They're yearning for help, hope, and healing that are founded in truth--and youth workers are the ideal people for delivering those answers!

If you've ever felt unprepared when students want to talk about tough topics, then this is the book for you. Answers to Teenagers' 50 Toughest Questions will equip you with biblical, practical, specific responses to the thorniest questions students may toss your way.
 
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Thriving Youth Ministry in Smaller Churches
$11.99
Are you in a "small" church? Well, guess what—you're the majority. With the average church in America clocking in around 75 members, there's no reason why "small" has to equal "less" when it comes to healthy, thriving youth ministry. Youth leadership training book Thriving Youth Ministry in Smaller Churches is a great resource to grow your youth ministry in a smaller church environment.
 
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Small Groups from Start to Finish (download)
$42.00
According to Doug Fields, the number one question people ask him is "How do I start an effective small group program?" This resource is his answer. Everything Doug and his ministry partner Matt McGill know about launching small groups has been put into this production pack resource.

The Small Groups From Start To Finish production pack walks you through 10 clear steps on how to launch a healthy small group program within your youth ministry. Included in all of this information is a download with all resources used in the small group ministry at Saddleback Church. We've crammed everything we can in there to help make your small group launch a success.
 
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Worship Band from Start to Finish (download)
$26.99
How do I start a healthy worship band?

In your hands you hold everything you need to recruit, train, and maintain a successful, God-focused worship team (well, you gotta go get the students yourself). From the big picture stuff like identifying leaders who live a life of worship to the nitty gritty details of band tryouts and licensing song rights for performance, it's in here. This download is more stuffed than a tour bus, so grab a copy and get rockin'..
 
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Best of Try This One
$17.99
This stuff works.

That's because the ideas in this book--hundreds of them--come from people like you: people in the thick of youth ministry. These are best-ever ideas from the pages of Group Magazine's Try This One section. They've been tried... tweaked... and tried again. That means you can slide them into your program without risk--and without tons of preparation.
 
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Small Groups From Start to Finish
Was: $29.99
Now: $17.99
According to Doug Fields, the number one question people ask him is "How do I start an effective small group program?" This resource is his answer. Everything Doug and his ministry partner Matt McGill know about launching small groups has been put into this production pack resource.

The Small Groups From Start To Finish production pack walks you through 10 clear steps on how to launch a healthy small group program within your youth ministry. Included in all of this information is a CD-ROM with all resources used in the small group ministry at Saddleback Church. We've crammed everything we can in there to help make your small group launch a success.
 
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Mentor Me Vol 1 (download)
$29.99
Over 1 year's worth of reproducible volunteer training.
Whether you have one volunteer or one hundred, you know how important they are to the success of your ministry. Give them incredible tools crafted by some of the brightest minds in youth ministry, and you won't believe the impact they'll have.
 
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Mission Trips from Start to Finish (download)
$26.99
Ah, the missions trip. Whether across the city or across the globe, it can seem daunting to the inexperienced or the unprepared. But with Mission Trips From Start To Finish, you'll find expert advice to make planning and executing yours as simple as possible. This practical tool is designed to guide first-time trip planners step-by-step, while also providing old pros with a host of tools to be used over and over again. It'll save you time, headaches, and possibly legal and law enforcement trouble! Prison ministry, anyone?
 
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The Indispensable Youth Pastor (download)
$9.99
This book provides tools that will help you stay in the game of youth ministry for as long as God has called you and insights that can literally transform the way you approach your next (or current) role.
 
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Youth Leader Training on the Go
$29.99
Today's youth ministry volunteers are clamoring for training, yet many of them won’t show up for tons of meeting. 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 training strategy.
 
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Criticism Bites
Was: $14.99
Now: $3.00
Is criticism inevitable in life?

Maybe you've asked that question because you're tired of the relentless, nagging voice in your head saying you should quit, or you're inadequate, or your shortcomings are what people will remember most about you. Perhaps you're simply discouraged, frustrated, burned out, or isolated because of the criticism you've endured.

This book is for you.
 
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Ministering to Gay Teenagers
$8.99
When it comes to ministering to gays and lesbians, far too many churches have chosen silence over service, or a reactive stance over proactive involvement. But congregations must abandon their comfort zone and minister to a group of people who need to experience the love of Jesus in powerful, tangible ways.
 
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Y Is for Youth Worker (download)
$7.99
Do you remember learning the alphabet as a little kid? "A is for apple, B is for banana, C is for carburetor…"

OK, maybe it wasn't quite like that for you, but as a child you did discover that knowing the alphabet made it possible to read and write. So what about the ABCs of youth ministry? What essential ideas make it possible to meaningfully minister to teenagers?

Y Is for Youth Worker will take you from the alpha to the omega of the English language, and at each stop along the way you’ll experience a dose of the humor and insight of veteran youth worker Erik "With a K" Williams.
 
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A Beautiful Mess (download)
$7.99
When you think about the state of youth ministry today, are you an optimist or a pessimist? Do you cheer or fear? Is the glass half full or half empty? In this honest, frank, blunt examination, veteran youth worker Mark Oestreicher offers a fresh perspective on what’s working in youth ministry today—and discovers that perhaps things aren’t as broken as some of us might have thought.

This book will help you experience the freedom of your calling, rather than the stress of expectations. You’ll discover an abundance of reasons to remain optimistic, intentional, and faithful as you engage in the lives of today’s teenagers.
 
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More Than Dodgeball (download)
$7.99
Youth ministry is more than entertaining games, more than memorable trips, more than late-night gatherings, more than pizza parties.

Or as veteran youth worker Joshua Griffin puts it, youth ministry is More Than Dodgeball. This book is filled with insights on what it takes to build and sustain a vibrant youth group where teenagers' lives are changed and their hearts are drawn closer to Jesus Christ.
 
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The Volunteer's Back Pocket Guide to Sex (download)
$6.99
Teenagers live in a sex-saturated world. And for many of them, sex has become a purely physical act, fully divorced from spirituality, love, and commitment. Sex, pornography, and "hooking up" are all met with the same response: "It's no big deal."

Too many of our students don't know where to turn to learn about sex, leaving many feeling confused, fearful, and alone. Teenagers who struggle with sexual addiction or unhealthy patterns don't know how to find freedom and healing from the choices they've made, and they're afraid the church will label them as perverts if they're open and honest about their deepest struggles.
 
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Leaders are Learners (download)
$29.99
Leaders are, by their nature, often busy and don't have a lot of time. Because of this, Doug Fields records training sessions and puts them on CD's for the volunteers at Saddleback Church. They are able to easily listen to these important lessons and get solid youth ministry training. This resource isn't designed to replace an all-day seminar or a good youth ministry book, but it encourages and trains leaders with bite-size chunks of leadership training.
 
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Youth Ministry Life (download)
$7.99
The most solid youth workers are the ones eager to learn, hungry for wisdom, excited to discover new truths and rediscover old ones.

With that in mind, we've handpicked some of the best, deepest, richest content from our Simply Youth Ministry Today emails and created Youth Ministry Life. This book will help you navigate four major areas of ministry for every youth worker.
 
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The Skinny on Parents
Was: $6.99
Now: $4.19
Parents are the biggest influence on the lives of teenagers—a fact that research has proved again and again. Yet interactions with parents can be one of the trickiest areas for a youth worker to navigate well. Great youth ministries are passionate about helping parents—the key influence on teenage faith—succeed in their God-given roles. That’s the foundational message of The Skinny on Parents, which will lead you toward a place where you focus a little bit more of your energy on resourcing, equipping, partnering with, and empowering parents.
 
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The Volunteer's Back Pocket Guide to Sex
Was: $6.99
Now: $4.19
By Craig Gross & Cris Clapp Logan

Teenagers live in a sex-saturated world. And for many of them, sex has become a purely physical act, fully divorced from spirituality, love, and commitment. Sex, pornography, and "hooking up" are all met with the same response: "It's no big deal."

Too many of our students don't know where to turn to learn about sex, leaving many feeling confused, fearful, and alone. Teenagers who struggle with sexual addiction or unhealthy patterns don't know how to find freedom and healing from the choices they've made, and they're afraid the church will label them as perverts if they're open and honest about their deepest struggles.
 
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The Volunteer's Back Pocket Guide to Events and Retreats
Was: $4.99
Now: $2.99
Bravely, you agreed to be a chaperone on the trip. Boldly, you sacrificed this weekend for a student retreat. Blindly, you said "yes" before asking for all the details.

How will you survive?

Youth events and retreats don't have to be painful, traumatic, stressful experiences. The Volunteer's Back Pocket Guide to Events & Retreats will show you how to transform from a cautiously committed adult into a fervently focused volunteer who helps teenagers gain the most from these special events.
 
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Emergency Response Handbook for Youth Ministry (download)
$11.24
Teens face difficult, painful stuff in life--and they shouldn't struggle alone. But what do you say? How do you help? What if you make things worse?
This rapid-response handbook gives you and your youth group the confidence to share God's love and comfort with hurting friends.
You will be prepared to respond with 12 chapters focused on twelve emergencies that the teens you care for may encounter.
 
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The Hot Seat
Was: $5.99
Now: $3.59
Don't settle for ordinary discussions as you and your students travel to your next mission trip, hang out during a weekend retreat, or simply kick back after a midweek service. Put students on the spot and reap the rewards of fun, unexpected conversations with The Hot Seat: "In the Moment" Discussions, Games, and Activities to Get Your Teenagers Talking.
 
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Beyond Small Talk (download)
$7.99
We youth workers sure do talk a lot, don't we? But having the kinds of conversations where students openly and honestly share what's in their hearts and on their minds--that can be quite a challenge.

Longtime youth worker Rachel Blom wants you to succeed in opening up authentic dialogue with teenagers so you can share the amazing truth of how God loves them and calls them to lead lives of Jesus-centered significance.

In Beyond Small Talk, you'll discover effective tips and strategies for listening well, building trust, initiating conversations about God, asking solid questions that get students talking, appreciating the power of silence, and knowing what to say...and not to say!
 
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Part-Time Youth Ministry, Full-Time Heart (download)
$7.99
We all know that ministry is challenging, but serving as a part-time youth worker creates distinct challenges that require particularly nimble balancing skills.

Whether you're considering taking a part-time role, you've just jumped in, or you've been living this crazy life for some time, Part-Time Youth Ministry, Full-Time Heart will encourage and equip you as you serve.
 
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Bold Parenting (download)
$9.99

What kind of parent does God want you to be?

Sometimes we think God calls us to raise children who follow the rules, obey the speed limit, cordially deliver apples to their teachers, and help old ladies walk across the street. We passionately focus on helping our kids shine in the classroom, excel in sports, and succeed in the arts.

But God has an even higher calling for you as a parent.

 
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The Skinny on Discipleship (download)
$5.99
The Skinny on Discipleship will become a practical guide in your role as a disciple-maker. You'll discover innovative insights and powerful encouragement for knowing Jesus, loving him, and placing him at the center of your life--and then helping teenagers along on that same journey.

When it comes to discipleship, there are no shortcuts, there’s no handbook for teenagers, and there's no timeline on what it will take to help each teenager draw closer to Jesus. But you can follow the model of Jesus, rely on the truth that he's with you, and remember that ultimately he loves teenagers even more than you do.
 
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Emergency Response Handbook for Youth Ministry
$9.74 - $14.99
Teens face difficult, painful stuff in life--and they shouldn't struggle alone. But what do you say? How do you help? What if you make things worse?
This rapid-response handbook gives you and your youth group the confidence to share God's love and comfort with hurting friends.
You will be prepared to respond with 12 chapters focused on twelve emergencies that the teens you care for may encounter.
 
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The Skinny on Volunteers
Was: $6.99
Now: $4.19
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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Jesus Centered Youth Ministry (download)
$7.99
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 ministry, it’s also essential that you pursue this path.
 
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Girls Ministry From Start to Finish (download)
$26.99
Each week, you look at the girls in your church, and you dream about the opportunity to make a bigger impact in their lives. You envision a team of women coming alongside you, investing their time and talents to help teenage girls discover how beautiful and valuable they truly are. You imagine groups of girls gathering to talk about their life experiences and offering support and encouragement to one another. You picture moms and daughters experiencing healed relationships and new beginnings.

It’s just a dream...for now. But you can turn that dream into reality with the tools, tips, and training you'll find in Girls Ministry from Start to Finish.
 
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Mentoring From Start to Finish (download)
$26.99
No matter how hard we try, there will always be some kids that just don't quite get what they need out of a "normal" youth program. Even a healthy, growing one! Sometimes, students who fade into the woodwork in a large group, would thrive with a one-on-one approach. On the other hand, active students-even those already connected in a small group-may be looking for a way to deepen their walk.
Enter the mentor.
 
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Youth Ministry in the 21st Century
Was: $24.99
Now: $5.00
Groundbreaking Insights and Fresh Tools for Youth Ministry!

Over 100 Practical Ideas Inside! You'll gain powerful insights and tons of practical ideas to immediately use in your ministry. Includes worship ideas, discussion starters, object lessons, ideas for family activities, outreach, and much more.
 
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A Parent's Guide to Understanding Teenage Guys
$6.99
A Parent's Guide to Understanding Teenage Guys will help you discover insights on shepherding your son, preparing him to take the reins of his life, and helping him confront the extreme struggles every guy faces--such as loneliness, anger, lust, apathy, and technology. They can pursue a life that challenges the values of our culture and experience a life lived for God.
 
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99 Thoughts on Marriage and Ministry
Was: $5.99
Now: $1.20
Ministry is such a rewarding experience, but why does it create so much strain on marriages?

Jake and Melissa Kircher have learned some valuable lessons (often the hard way!) about building a healthy marriage amid the demands of ministry. They aren't perfect, but they've matured individually and as a couple because of each mess, problem, heartache, and obstacle they've encountered. They understand your struggles and frustrations, because they're their struggles and frustrations, too.

99 Thoughts on Marriage & Ministry will help you discover advice, wisdom, and insight in five core areas.
 
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$5 Youth Ministry: Low-Cost Ideas for Effective Ministry
Was: $9.99
Now: $5.99
It seems like no matter how good the economy is, there's never enough money in the youth budget. That’s why $5 Youth Ministry is packed cover to cover with effective, easy-to-implement ideas--that all cost about $5 or less. And most importantly, this book goes beyond just icebreakers and games--every page is written to help build and grow relational youth ministry.
 
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The Volunteer's Back Pocket Guide to Youth Mission Trips
Was: $4.99
Now: $2.99
By Toby Rowe

You're excited about the chance to work alongside teenagers on a mission trip. You're energized to see how God challenges and changes these young people through the experience. Your leaders have equipped you for your role.

Yet somehow you still don't feel ready.

Unlock the secrets to a successful mission experience with The Volunteer's Back Pocket Guide to Youth Mission Trips. This useful, practical book will guide you through the sometimes rough but always rewarding waters of a short-term mission trip. You'll discover how to connect with your students, how to prepare for the unexpected, and how to savor those priceless moments you only find on a mission trip.

Teenagers aren't the only people whose lives are changed on mission trips. The tips and wisdom found in this book will help you return home a different person-a person who has discovered the power of serving others and sharing the incredible message of Jesus.
 
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99 Thoughts for Volunteers
$6.49 - $9.99
You aren't the lead youth worker at your church? That doesn't mean you can't powerfully influence the lives of teenagers!
 
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The Skinny on Parents (download)
$5.99
Parents are the biggest influence on the lives of teenagers--—a fact that research has proved again and again. Yet interactions with parents can be one of the trickiest areas for a youth worker to navigate well. Great youth ministries are passionate about helping parents--—the key influence on teenage faith—--succeed in their God-given roles. That’s the foundational message of The Skinny on Parents, which will lead you toward a place where you focus a little bit more of your energy on resourcing, equipping, partnering with, and empowering parents.
 
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A Youth Ministry Volunteer Speaks His Mind (download)
$7.99
Ever wondered what your volunteers really think about you, your leadership, and your ministry?

Get an insider's perspective from Rick Williams, who has seen it all as a volunteer in youth ministry: futile meetings, weak leadership, disorganized events, lax standards, and even the occasional guilt trip. Yet despite all these challenges, he has remained a volunteer for more than 30 years!

Your volunteers have feedback and suggestions that can help you lead more effectively. Most of them want to serve in meaningful ways. They want to take ownership. They want you and the youth ministry to succeed. But are you listening and truly hearing what they're saying?

A Youth Ministry Volunteer Speaks His Mind will help you navigate the waters of engaging volunteers in life-changing ministry to teenagers. Rick's perspective may not align perfectly with the people who serve alongside you, but you'll discover truckloads of wisdom and experience from his insights. Leading a team of volunteers isn't the easiest thing in the world, but they're worth the effort!
 
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The New Breed, Second Edition (download)
$11.99
The world of volunteers has changed. But have you changed, too?

Across the country, volunteer ranks continue to grow, but people are volunteering differently. They're working online, seeking flexible schedules, and pursuing a role in defining how projects should be completed. They want to feel a sense of responsibility for your organization's overall mission.

Put simply, these volunteers don't want to simply make a contribution; they want to make a difference!
 
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The Skinny on Discipleship
$6.99
Life-shaping discipleship isn't a random event. It’s an intentional adventure, and teenagers need someone who'’s walking with them on the journey and helping them grow as a disciple of Jesus Christ.

The Skinny on Discipleship will become a practical guide in your role as a disciple-maker. You'll discover innovative insights and powerful encouragement for knowing Jesus, loving him, and placing him at the center of your life--and then helping teenagers along on that same journey.
 
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99 Thoughts about Junior High Ministry
$3.89 - $5.99
What does it take to succeed in junior high ministry? A limitless string of ideas for dynamic, energetic games? An attention span only slightly longer than your students? A high tolerance level for intense body odors?

OK, it takes more than that, as Kurt Johnston has discovered after more than two decades of working with junior highers. He's dug deep into his ministry toolbox to compile 99 thoughts, tips, tricks and tidbits that will encourage, equip, and excite you on your journey, —whether you're a seasoned, full-time youth pastor or a freshly minted volunteer.
 
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No Teenager Left Behind (download)
$7.99
No one ever said ministering to teenagers was easy. (Actually, one person did say that—but he didn't last long.) But working with certain teenagers seems especially challenging, difficult, stressful.

How can you best connect with defiant, clingy, or complacent students? How do you build bridges to unchurched, hurting, or socially awkward teenagers? Drawing on two decades of youth ministry experience, Leneita Fix offers practical insights and strategies on effectively connecting with 10 groups of teenagers that we can overlook, ignore, or avoid all too easily.
 
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Bold Parenting
Was: $11.99
Now: $7.19
As you read the pages of Bold Parenting, veteran youth worker Lars Rood—a husband and father of three—will challenge you to think more deeply and more clearly about the faith you're responsible for passing on to your children.
 
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The Skinny (download)
Was: $35.94
Now: $29.99
Big things can come in small packages, right?

We think so, and that’s why we’ve created this series of small books about some of the biggest topics in youth ministry. In these youth leader resource books, we’ve trimmed away the excess and gotten right to the point of delivering more wisdom, insight, ideas, and live-it-out concepts than you’d expect in books this size!
 
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How Your Teenager is Wired
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Having conversations with teenagers is a challenge. Having meaningful conversations with teenagers can feel impossible at times!

Drawing on her experience as a mom, ministry founder, and Life Purpose Coach®, Dr. Katie Brazelton offers insights and wisdom in How Your Teenager is Wired on understanding how teenagers are wonderfully and uniquely created-and how to transform that understanding into dynamic conversations about who they are, how God wired them, and where their lives are headed.
 
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99 Thoughts for Parents of Teenagers
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If you're the parent of a teenager, you need all the help you can get. How do you help your children make wise choices? How do give your teenagers freedom to make their own choices while still providing a guiding hand? How do you invest your time and energy in ways that make an eternal difference in your children's lives?

Walt Mueller delivers the goods in 99 Thoughts for Parents of Teenagers, a no-holds-barred look at the good, bad, and ugly aspects of parenting teenagers.
 
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A Parent's Guide to Understanding Teenage Brains
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It's often tough to understand why teenagers do what they do. One moment they're calm and rational, but the next they're agitated and emotional. One day they're making incredibly wise choices, but the next they're making disastrous mistakes. Yesterday they earned your trust, but today it seems they've lost it once again.

Why such inconsistency? Credit their brains.

A Parent's Guide to Understanding Teenage Brains is filled with helpful, practical insights from veteran youth worker Mark Oestreicher.
 
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A Parent's Guide to Understanding Social Media
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With each passing day, teenagers' lives become increasingly intertwined with social media. How can you as a parent stay informed and involved in healthy ways? How can you help your son or daughter make wise decisions and stay safe online?

A Parent's Guide to Understanding Social Media will equip you to have meaningful conversations with your teenager about the best, wisest ways to get connected while staying safe. Your guides for this journey are Mark Oestreicher and Adam McLane, who draw from their own wells of experience as parents and youth workers. They'll help you chart a course toward discovering and practicing wise family online activity.
 
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A Parent's Guide to Understanding Sex & Dating
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Helping your child make wise choices about sex and dating requires more than just one chat. It's about building bridges of ongoing dialogue throughout the teenage years.

But youth workers Mark Oestreicher and Joel Mayward realize many parents don't feel comfortable or prepared to have these kinds of conversations. That's why they wrote A Parent's Guide to Understanding Sex and Dating-- to equip you to initiate healthy, honest discussions with your teenager. This book will also help you understand some of the relevant trends and issues in today's youth culture.
 
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The Disconnect
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Every time you walk out of your senior pastor’s office, you leave with a sense of bewilderment and confusion. “Did I just waste the last hour? Did he really hear what’s going on with our students? Is youth ministry really a priority for this guy?”

Unfortunately, you aren’t alone. When it works, the relationship between a youth pastor and senior pastor opens the door to dynamic ministry in the local church. But when that relationship is weak, damaged, or broken, it can create an environment that breeds frustration, dissension, and burnout.

And in far too many churches, that relationship is weak, damaged, or broken. Trust, respect, and sacrifice don’t happen when we aren’t on the same page. Doug writes directly to you as a youth pastor, offering his encouragement and wisdom.
 
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BAHT: A Real-Life Story of Human Trafficking
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Few teenagers think of slavery as a modern-day issue. It's something they read about in history books-a painful, troubling chapter from the past. Unfortunately, slavery remains a 21st century reality in the form of sex trafficking. Around our world, people are bought and sold as if they were commodities.

Baht is a documentary that exposes this issue through the real-life story of Sophea. She's a young Cambodian woman fighting to rebuild her life after being deceived by someone she trusted and forced into prostitution. This documentary was made with the goal of informing people and spurring them to fight injustices-in Southeast Asia and other parts of the world, as well as in their own communities.
 
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Reach Out
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Toss around words like "evangelism" and "witnessing," and watch your teenagers run and hide. Many students are intimidated by the idea of sharing their faith with friends, but Greg Stier is convinced they don't have to be.

In this four-week DVD curriculum, Stier uses his dynamic and edgy delivery style to help teenagers discover both the simplicity and necessity of sharing their faith.

Reach Out will help you as a youth worker effectively address the topic of evangelism and spur your teenagers toward a greater passion for sharing their faith.
 
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The Skinny - Bundle
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Now: $20.99
Big things can come in small packages, right?
We think so, and that’s why we've created this series of small books about some of the biggest topics in youth ministry. We've trimmed away the excess and gotten right to the point of delivering more wisdom, insight, ideas, and live-it-out concepts than you'd expect in books this size!
 
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A Parent's Guide to Understanding Bundle
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Now: $29.99
This set of Christian parenting books from Group Publishing equips parents to initiate healthy, honest discussions with their teenagers. A Parent's Guide to Understanding Bundle offers five books on parenting teenagers, all geared to help parents understand some of the relevant trends and issues in today's youth culture.
 
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99 Thoughts for Small Group Leaders
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When you use the right youth ministry leadership training, your small group undergoes a transformation.

Lives are changed. Important decisions are made. Spiritual growth is enhanced. Jokes are shared. Lifelong friendships are formed. Cliques disappear when a small group becomes a loving community. The result? Spiritually mature teenagers, empowered leaders, and a healthy youth ministry.
 
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Jesus Centered Youth Ministry: Guide for Volunteers
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Volunteers have the power to shape a ministry, so youth ministry leadership development and training are extremely important. Through the use of youth leadership training books, you can strengthen your volunteer team, and in turn, your ministry!
 
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Jesus Centered Youth Ministry: Guide for Volunteers (download)
$3.99
If you're a volunteer in youth ministry, you've likely wondered: “How did I get here?” No matter how you'd normally answer, one thing'’s for sure: You're “here” because Jesus nudged or maybe even dragged you here. That's because Jesus loves you and loves teenagers, and he wants them to get what you have to give. But how do you maximize your time with them? And how can you make an impact that draws students into a closer orbit around Jesus?
 
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My First 90 Days in Ministry
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This little book points you towards quick successes. Keeps you from stepping on relational land mines. And helps you remember why you went into ministry in the first place.
 
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