The Whole Youth Worker: Advice on Professional, Personal, and Physical Wellness from the Trenches

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Loving Healing Press, 2008 M11 1 - 134 pages

If you are thinking about youth ministry, already doing youth ministry, know a youth minister, or simply need something to read quickly so that you can say, "Why yes, I have finished an entire book!," "The Whole Youth Worker" is for you. This book provides the things I wish someone would have written down for me early in my career in youth ministry. In "The Whole Youth Worker," I share my tips, strategies, and advice on: Being a professional inside the office Dealing with criticism Balancing family and ministry Challenging your congregation's definition of success Creating a more parent-friendly ministry Creating a clear vision for ministry Ministering to others when you are struggling yourself and much more!
Youth Ministers and Pastors Acclaim for "The Whole Youth Worker"
"If you want to hear from the heart of a youth worker who struggles to enjoy the Monday-to-Friday part of youth ministry and wants to help you get through it too, then you need to read The Whole Youth Worker." --Mike Kupferer, Youth Ministry Exchange
"In The Whole Youth Worker, Jay gives us a glimpse at what it's like to be in the trenches--both good and bad. You will read this book and say, 'Been there--it's good to know I'm not alone!'" --Rev. Bill Fisackerly, IV, Gulf Cove United Methodist Church
Learn more about this book at www.BetterYouthMinistry.com
The Spiritual Discover Series from Loving Healing Press www.LovingHealing.com

 

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Contents

Hey Youth Minister You Rock
2
You Are a Professional Yes You
5
No Seminary Training? No Problem
11
Say Hello to Those People Who Live in Your House
14
Love is in the Air and It Isnt All That Beautiful
19
Lockin 101
25
Success to Some May Look Like Failure to Others
41
Treating Senioritus
45
Parent Friendly
71
Why Are We Doing That?
76
Sadly It Isnt All Fun and Games
79
A Completely Absurd
83
Your Body is a Temple Start Treating it That Way
87
Physical Health and Your Ministry
88
Exercise More Than Those Demons
95
How to Eat Healthy at the Fast Food Joint
98

Important Things to Remember About Ethics
51
Working with the Church Community
57
Board Bored Meetings
58
How Dare They Say That About Me?
61
If You Cant be in the Space You Love Love the Space Youre In
65
Wow Adults in Your Church Can be Useful
68
Exercising While Youre Away With Your Group
111
Bibliography
115
About the Author
117
Index
119
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