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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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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The New Breed: Second Edition: Understanding and Equipping the 21st Century Volunteer (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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Bold Parenting
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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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How Your Teenager is Wired
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Now: $1.50
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
$5.19 - $7.99
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
$6.99
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
$6.99
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
$6.99
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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Now: $3.00
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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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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