This book educates youth workers and student leaders about the unchurched student, teens that aren't making it to church for some reason or another. This book gets in the mind of the unchurched student and examines what they think of God, of the church, and of Christians. It goes further to explore the needs of these individuals and the ministry methods that they actually respond to. This book doesn't just give information about this group that isn't making it inside the church walls, it provides tangible guidelines and attainable methods to reach them.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 176 Vendor: Zondervan/Youth Specialties Publication Date: 2004 Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)
ISBN: 0310256607 ISBN-13: 9780310256601 UPC: 025986256609 Availability: In Stock
Reaching Out to Unchurched Teenagers Five facts about the unchurched: 1. They believe all religions have value. 2. They are spiritual, not religious. 3. They dont know what Christianity really is. 4. They dont know what they believe. 5. They are looking for something that works. If you want to make an impact on this generation, these are five basic rules you must understand. Author Jonathan McKee writes that by taking the time to learn students unique situations you show you care about them as people, not as mission projects. Informative and full of real-life examples, Do They Run When They See You Coming? provides vital information you need to better understand students outside your youth group. Yet this book isnt a sociological or marketing survey; the tangible guidelines and methods inside help you get into the mind of unchurched studentsso you can get to know their hearts. Because, as every youth worker knows, real ministry is always about getting to the heart.
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.
'A great tool to help adults reach unchurched teenagers by living our faith with actions as well as words....A great book for use with leadership teams, church staffs, teachers on campus, and others who 'have a heart for kids.' -- 'A great tool to help adults reach unchurched teenagers by living our faith with actions as well as words....A great book for use with leadership teams, church staffs, teachers on campus, and others who 'have a heart for kids.'