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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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
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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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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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