Youth ministry is difficult and you need every useful resource you can get your hands on. The Whole Youth Worker, 2nd Edition is advice straight from the heart of a guy who has been in the youth ministry trenches for over a decade. Whether you are a youth minister rookie or a seasoned pro, The Whole Youth Worker, 2nd Edition should be on your resource shelf. Inside the new 2nd Edition, you will find 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 your spirit is struggling
Staying health as a form of worship
And new insightsavailable only in this edition include:
Advice on interviewing well
How not to let an event become bigger than God
When good kids make bad choices
Youth Ministers and Pastors Acclaim for The Whole Youth Worker
"Here is a brass-tacks companion for those who would aspire to being not a master but a servant, one who is willing to put forth great effort on the young, even though not all the recipients will be appreciative. Jay Tucker is the opposite of preachy, he is practical and instructional with down-to-earth language that brings a smile." --Most Rev. Heyward B. Ewart, PhD, DD, Metropolitan Archbishop, Holy Catholic Church International
"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
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