The Skinny on Service
Item 9781470720902
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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.”

Teenagers aren’t just looking for a great youth worker—they’re looking for a Christ-follower who is leaving footsteps they can step into. And when you lead the way by serving, that’s exactly what you’re doing.

70 pages
4.25" x 6.75" softcover

TONY MYLES is the lead pastor of Connection Church in Medina, Ohio. With over 25 years of ministry experience and advanced education, he is also a volunteer youth worker, national ministry coach, book author, blogger, and newspaper columnist. Mostly, Tony is a “messy Christ-follower” with an overflowing love for God; for his amazing wife, Katie; for their three incredible kids, Joshua, Daniel, and Johanna; and for the church in all its imperfect, redemptive beauty. Follow him on Twitter: @tonymyles.

DOUG FRANKLIN is the president of LeaderTreks, an innovative discipleship and leadership development organization focusing on students and youth workers. He and his wife, Angie, live in West Chicago, Illinois. Doug grew up in Illinois and is a graduate of Wheaton College. His passion is using experiential learning to help students and adults grow as leaders. Doug writes about discipleship and leadership on the LeaderTreks blog at

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