Junior High Ministry

A Guide to Early Adolescence for Youth Workers
Author(s): Wayne Rice
Original Publish Date: May 29, 2010
Product Number: EB00620019
Released: Aug 06, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780310872894
Publisher: Zondervan
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Rowdy, restless, silly, out of control, moody, vulgar, disrespectful, unpredictable—this may be the junior high stereotype, writes youth ministry expert Wayne Rice. But early adolescents' enthusiasm, loyalty, energy, candidness, and willingness to learn—these more than compensate for the well-publicized hazards of working with middle schoolers. In this edition of Junior High Ministry—updated and expanded to reflect the realities of middle school ministry at the turn of the century—the cofounder of Youth Specialties takes a comprehensive look at the early adolescent experience: - A case for junior high ministry—and what it takes to work effectively with junior highers. - New material of turn-of-the-century trends in the youth culture—and on programming for kids living in this culture. - A chapter each on the five pivotal areas of development—physical, social, intellectual, psycho-emotional, and faith—among junior highers. - Altogether new chapters on parental involvement and mentoring in the context of junior high ministry...?ll topped off with 50 creative and practical ideas—fun and games, Bible study openers, mixers, entire events—that are tailored for junior highers in Sunday school, the youth room, or your living room. Whether you're training for youth work or a trainer of youth workers, Junior High Ministry will keep finding its dog-eared way to the top of your most used resources.

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