DO YOU WANT TO EXPERIENCE LONGEVITY IN YOUTH MINISTRY?
Although longevity in ministry is something we all hope to achieve, getting there is often a real challenge and can prove to be a bit of a hike. Traversing the rugged terrain on the pathway to longevity is especially challenging in the area of youth ministry. Few callings come with as many twists, turns, peaks, and valleys as ministering to teenagers. Reaching and discipling them is challenging enough. But what about navigating all the leadership dynamics that come with serving on a church staff? What about the challenges of engaging and equipping your students’ parents? And let’s not get started on how the expectations of youth ministry impact your family. Youth ministry is not for the faint of heart. If you want to achieve longevity in youth ministry, you’re going to need an exceptional field guide and a trusted mentor.
THIS IS WHY YOUTH MINISTRY FOR THE LONGER HAUL IS SUCH AN IMPORTANT BOOK.
In Youth Ministry For The Longer Haul: A Field Guide For Longevity, Chris Trent, a youth ministry veteran, passes along over three decades of hard-earned advice, knowledgeable insights, and practical wisdom. Chris knows firsthand the value of ministry mentors. And in Youth Ministry For The Longer Haul, he mentors you, the reader, so you can experience success in navigating the pathway to longevity in youth ministry.
Youth Ministry For The Longer Haul is packed with the knowledge, skills, and tips you need to achieve longevity, such as:
1. Establishing and maintaining boundaries
2. Communicating well with students
3. Practicing professionalism
4. Establishing a great relationship with your pastor
5. Getting and staying organized
6. Recruiting Leaders and Volunteers
7. Involving your spouse and kids in ministry
8. And much, much more
Youth Ministry For The Longer Haul is an essential trail map for anyone just starting their youth ministry journey, an indispensable resource for anyone wanting to experience longevity, and an exceptional field guide for anyone looking to mentor another youth worker.