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Hurt 2.0 by Chap Clark

Provided a vivid and insightful view into the world of today’s teenagers. Now leading youth ministry expert Chap Clark substantially updates and revises his groundbreaking bestseller (over 55,000 copies sold). Hurt 2.0 features a new chapter on youth at society’s margins and new material on social networking and gaming. Each chapter has been thoroughly revised with new research, statistics, quotations, and documentation. Praise for the first edition: “Based on solid research and years of insightful observation, Hurt offers a deep and penetrating look into the contemporary adolescent experience that will serve us well as we work to have a...

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99 Thoughts About Junior High Ministry 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. He’s dug deep into his ministry toolbox to compile 99 thoughts, tips, tricks and tidbits that will encourage, equip, and excite you on your journey—whether you’re a seasoned, full-time youth pastor or a freshly minted volunteer. Here’s the simple truth: Whenever junior...

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99 Thoughts for Smaller Church Youth Workers by Stephanie Caro

Serving as a youth worker in a smaller church can be one of the most difficult assignments-but the rewards are undeniably satisfying. You don’t have as many resources-but you know every student’s name. Your attendance drops every time that one family takes a vacation-but your smaller size gives you the flexibility to quickly and creatively adapt. You have a smaller pool of people for recruiting volunteers-but the entire church can fully adopt the youth group as its own and engage in life-shaping ministry with your teenagers. Veteran youth worker Stephanie Caro, who understands both the challenges and blessings of...

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You Lost Me by David Kinnaman

Is the Church Losing the Next Generation? More than half of all Christian teens and twenty-somethings leave active involvement in church. Based on research conducted by the Barna Group, You Lost Me exposes ways the Christian community has failed to equip young adults to live “in but not of” the world–to follow Christ in the midst of profound cultural change. This wide-ranging study debunks persistent myths about young dropouts and examines the likely consequences for young adults and for the church if we maintain the status quo. The faith journeys of the next generation are a challenge to the...

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A Woman in Youth Ministry by Gina Abbas

If you’ve ever been boycotted for being a girl, pumped breast milk on a church bus, gotten fat from eating too much pizza, or wondered if women really can do youth ministry (even when they get old)… Whether you’re a single or married female in youth ministry, with or without kids… Whether you’re a part-time, full-time, or volunteer youth worker… If you’re serving in a tiny church or a ginormous church… Or even if you’re a guy who wonders how he can better partner with women in youth ministry… A Woman in Youth Ministry is for you. This book is full of...

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From Kenny + Elle Campbell

Kenny and Elle Campbell

Hi. We’re Kenny and Elle Campbell, founders of Stuff You Can Use. We’ve been doing youth ministry for over twenty combined years and love every second of it. Thanks for stopping by, we hope you find this resource helpful!

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