In order to really meet their need, parents and youth workers need to fully understand the inner workings of adolescent guys. Inside you'll get unflinching, no-holds-barreed views of what it means to be a teenage guy in the 21st century, along with helpful suggestions on how to minister to teenage boys and their families, process the issues your own students face and more. Complete with cognitive development, social development, emotional development and more, this reference guide will open your eyes to what's going on inside guys and around them, equipping them toward becoming mature, confident, Christian men.
Youth workers need to fully understand the inner workings and development of adolescents in order to really meet their needs. In Teenage Guys, Dr. Steve Gerali presents the stages of development that adolescent guys go through, providing stories from his own experiences in ministry and counseling as well as practical research findings to equip youth workers (both male and female) to more effectively minister to teenage guys. With advice from counselors and veteran youth workers, youll find helpful suggestions on how to minister to teenage guys and their families. Each chapter includes discussion questions to help you and other youth workers process the issues your own students face and learn how you can help them and mentor them through this tumultuous time. In addition to concepts like mentoring and rites of passage, Dr. Gerali also walks readers through the seven areas of development young guys go through. Youll understand more about: Cognitive development Identity formation Social development Emotional development Physiological development Sexological maturation Faith formation
Dr. Steven Gerali is a speaker, professor, and clinical counselor recognized around the world as an expert in the field of adolescence and youth ministry. He is the author of several books about the issues of adolescence. Before becoming a professor of youth ministry, Steve served for more than 25 years as pastor of student ministries at churches in Arizona and Illinois in the United States. He is the father of two grown daughters and he currently lives in southern California with his wife, Jan.
'...an extensive guide on the struggles, concerns, and characteristics surrounding male adolescents on their journeys to becoming men....Gerali consistently gives practical advice and suggestions on how to more effectively minister to adolescent guys. The beauty of this book is in the way Gerali's longtime involvement in youth ministry infects every element of the book....This book is an invaluable tool and should find its way onto the bookshelf of anyone involved in ministry to adolescents.
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