Junior high ministry: A guidebook for the leading and teaching of early adolescents

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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 . . . all 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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A youth ministry classic beefs up to provide powerful help to today's youth workers. Incorporating the latest statistics, new material, and added chapters on involving parents and developing a junior high mentorship program, Junior High Youth Ministry is a detailed, highly informed and highly informative guidebook for youth workers. Relaxed, non-academic, and practical, it covers thoroughly every aspect of ministry to early adolescents. Wayne Rice sheds light on the physical, social , intellectual, psycho-emotional, and spiritual development of young people ages 11-14. And he turns theory into fun, creative, practical ways to get early teens excited about their faith. With all this plus insights into the traits of a youth worker, 50 creative ideas for junior high groups, and an index of additional resources, this updated and expanded Junior High Youth Ministry is ready to lead the way toward effective turn-of-the-century ministry.

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Wayne Rice, co-founder of Youth Specialties, is currently president of Understanding Your Teenager, and organization serving parents of teens and pre-teens. The author of Understanding Your Teenager and Enjoy Your Middle Schooler and the father of three grown children, Wayne lives with his wife, Marci, in Lakeside, California

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