The most powerful force in a young person's life is his family. That's why youth experts Jim Burns and Mike DeVries have written this book, which provides youth workers with everything they need to partner with parents to help them disciple their own children. This fresh approach to youth ministry has biblical roots in Deuteronomy 6:4-9, where believers are mandated to pass their family's faith legacy to the next generations. This book helps youth workers understand their unique role in helping families succeed. It provides an overview of family-based youth ministry which focuses on equipping, encouraging and networking youth workers and parents so they can nurture the spiritual growth of their children. It's also packed with practical ideas--devotion, discussion starters, small-group parenting curriculum, family retreats, parent retreats, games, forums and more--to help youth workers implement this awesome ministry in their church. This is a breakthrough book that will guide youth workers as they reach parents and their children with the message of Christ's love and grace!
The most powerful force in a young person's life is his or her family. The importance of this is pointed out in the writing of the Torah in Deuteronomy 6:4-9, where believers are mandated to pass their family legacies to the next generations. The newest trend in youth ministry today is a very healthy move toward family based ministry, a mindset that helps the Church act as a support system, while placing discipleship and training back into the hands of family. Partnering with Parents in Youth Ministry will help youth workers understand their unique role in helping families succeed, and will give an overview strategy of family based youth ministry, as well as practical ideas on implementing this awesome ministry in your church.
Jim Burns is president of HomeWord and is the host of HomeWords radio broadcasts heard on more than 800 releases a day around the country. He speaks to thousands of people around the world every year, and is the author of many resources including The Purity Code, Teaching Your Children Healthy Sexuality and more. Jim and his wife Cathy have three daughters, Christy, Rebecca and Heidi.
MIKE DEVRIES serves as Youth Pastor at Yorba Linda Friends Church in Orange County, California. He has served as a youth worker trainer. Mike, his wife and son live in Southern California. Jim Burns is president of the National Institute of Youth Ministry (NIYM) in San Clemente, California. He is the author of several books for youth 90 Days Through the New Testament, Radical Love, Radical Christianity, for youth workers The Youth Builder and for parents of youth Drugproof Your Kids. He and his wife, Cathy, and their three children reside in Dana Point, California.
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