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‘In an age where teenagers are deeply engaged in virtual communities and social networks, they’re still feeling alone and isolated. It may sound all too simple, but the truth is that you have the opportunity to make a profound impact on the lives of students with the simple act of spending time with them, one-on-one. Whether you’re a volunteer or the lead youth pastor, getting some students to open up and share their lives can be a challenge. In this practical book you’ll learn the importance of connecting with students on an individual basis and get helpful ideas on how to engage a variety of students in meaningful dialogue. You’ll explore and learn more about connecting with six different types of students, including: * The ‘No Way’ Kid * The ‘Not Interested’ Kid * The ‘Checking Things Out Kid’ * The ‘Stagnant’ Kid * The ‘Growing’ Kid * The ‘Looking for Ministry’ Kid Connect will walk you through the steps to lead you into relationships with students that go beyond the youth room and impact them into adulthood.’

  • Form Description: Softcover
  • Contributor: Jonathan McKee
  • Contributor Bio: Jonathan McKee, president of The Source for Youth Ministry, is the author of numerous books including Ministry By Teenagers, Connect, and the award winning book Do They Run When They See You Coming? Jonathan speaks and trains at conferences, churches and school assemblies, all while providing free resources for youth workers on his website, www.TheSource4YM.com. SPANISH BIO: Jonathan McKee es president y fundador de www.thesource4ym.comuno orgaizacion sin fines de lucro dedicado a proveer herramienas gratis para lideres jueveniles alrededor del muno. Jonathan comenzo su correro de conferencisto hablando a adolescents en escuelas seculars. Joy continuo habiando en todo tipo de conferencias ye es aturo del libro Corren cuando t even llegar? Alcanzando adolescents que le escapon a la iglesia.
  • Contributor Statement: By Jonathan McKee
  • Lang Country Code: US
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Country of Publication: US

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