99 Thoughts About Junior High Ministry
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By Kurt Johnston

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. In his youth leader resource 99 Thoughts About Junior High Ministry, Kurt digs deep into his ministry toolbox and compiles 99 thoughts, tips, tricks and tidbits that will encourage, equip, and excite you on your journey. This youth ministry resource is great for everyone--whether you're a seasoned, full-time youth pastor or a freshly minted volunteer.

Here's the simple truth: Whenever junior highers are being connected to caring adults who love Jesus, good ministry will be the result. The rest is icing on the cake. (We just happen to be big fans of icing.)

Use this youth ministry book to explore several major themes that are relevant to every youth worker connected to junior high ministry:
  • Programming, teaching, and staying creative
  • Understanding adolescent development
  • Leading a ministry and building a team
  • Partnering with parents
You'll find yourself regularly returning to 99 Thoughts About Junior High Ministry for inspirational youth ministry ideas and insights as you progress through your ministry journey...even if you never develop that high tolerance for intense body odors!

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May not be available in Canada.
66 pages
5" x 7" softcover
KURT JOHNSTON has been in youth ministry since 1988 and currently leads the student ministry teams at Saddleback Church which include 10 local and 4 international campuses. In addition to his role at Saddleback, Kurt enjoys encouraging other youth workers and authored numerous books and resources with that goal in mind. When not doing church stuff Kurt enjoys spending time with his family, riding dirt bikes, surfing and sitting around camp fires.
You may be thinking, "This book is so tiny, it will fit in my pocket!" Congratulations! You are very gifted at the art of book assessment at a glance. And the reason I wrote this tiny, pocketsized book is so that you may also become very gifted in the art of junior high ministry.

This book contains exactly 99 thoughts, tips, tricks, and tidbits that I hope will encourage you, equip you, and excite you on your junior high ministry journey—whether you are a seasoned, fulltime veteran or a brand-new volunteer.

There are two ways you can utilize this book: First, you can read it in about 20 minutes, nod your head in agreement or disagreement a few times, then use it as a coaster at home. I suppose that's OK—everybody needs coasters. Or you can read it in about 20 minutes, highlight the 10-15 thoughts that pop out from the rest, and prayerfully consider how those thoughts might be implemented in your junior high ministry context.

I hope you'll go for Option 2—partly because my fragile ego can't handle the idea of a book I wrote, no matter how tiny, being used as a coaster, but mostly because I know that if you prayerfully put a few of these thoughts into practice, your junior high ministry will be better for it!

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