If I Knew Then What I Know Now: Youth Workers Share Their Worst Failures and Best Advise  -     By: Len Woods, Dave Veerman
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If I Knew Then What I Know Now: Youth Workers Share Their Worst Failures and Best Advise

Zondervan/Youth Specialties / 2009 / Paperback

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Everyone makes mistakes. But why make the same ones that other youth workers have already learned tough lessons through? Whether you're a youth ministry volunteer or you've just stepped into a full-time youth ministry position, chances are that you don't know everything...not yet anyway.

Here you'll find wisdom from seasoned veterans who have 'been there and done that' so you can avoid the pitfalls they've found themselves facing. With true stories from real youth workers, you'll get the truth that you just don't learn in your seminar classes or volunteer training meetings. With thought-provoking questions, relevant Scripture, and practical applications, you'll learn from some of the common, but avoidable, blunders of youth ministry veterans such as: * Soul care slip-ups * Team building terrors * Relationship errors * Parent problems (or is it problem parents?!) * Programming pitfalls * Budget blunders * Moral minefields * Authority ailments * Crisis control While most people will cover up their mistakes and hope to never be found out, these brave youth workers are laying it all out there so you don't have to make the same mistakes. Let their encouragement and wisdom be your most-read training manual.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0310286026
ISBN-13: 9780310286028
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Publisher's Description

"Everyone makes mistakes. But why make the same ones that other youth workers have already learned tough lessons through? Whether you’re a youth ministry volunteer or you’ve just stepped into a full-time youth ministry position, chances are that you don’t know everything…not yet anyway. Here you’ll find wisdom from seasoned veterans who have “been there and done that” so you can avoid the pitfalls they’ve found themselves facing. With true stories from real youth workers, you’ll get the truth that you just don’t learn in your seminar classes or volunteer training meetings. With thought-provoking questions, relevant Scripture, and practical applications, you’ll learn from some of the common, but avoidable, blunders of youth ministry veterans such as: • Soul care slip-ups • Team building terrors • Relationship errors • Parent problems (or is it problem parents?!) • Programming pitfalls • Budget blunders • Moral minefields • Authority ailments • Crisis control While most people will cover up their mistakes and hope to never be found out, these brave youth workers are laying it all out there so you don’t have to make the same mistakes. Let their encouragement and wisdom be your most-read training manual."

Author Bio

For much of his adult life, Len Woods has been involved in student ministry. He's been a wild-eyed summer intern, a clueless part-time youth director, and a mistake-making full-time student pastor. He's been a bumbling adult volunteer as well as a stumbling father of teenage sons. The former editor of Youthwalk, Len has also authored and helped create numerous books and Bible study materials for youth and youth leaders. A graduate of LSU and Dallas Theological Seminary, Len is now the lead pastor at Christ Community Church in Ruston, Louisana, where he still goofs up on a regular basis. Dave Veerman played high school basketball and football and college football, has finished six marathons, and is a die-hard Cubs fan. A graduate of Wheaton College and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Dave has written more than sixty books. He also served as a Senior Editor of the Life Application Study Bible and Student's Life Application Study Bible. The father of two daughters and a founding partner of The Livingstone Corporation, Dave and his wife, Gail, live in Naperville, Illinois.

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