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Vendor: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
Publication Date: 2010
"In an age where teenagers are deeply engaged in virtual communities and social networks, theyre still feeling alone and isolated. It may sound all too simple, but the truth is that you have the opportunity to make a profound impact on the lives of students with the simple act of spending time with them, one-on-one. Whether youre a volunteer or the lead youth pastor, getting some students to open up and share their lives can be a challenge. In this practical book youll learn the importance of connecting with students on an individual basis and get helpful ideas on how to engage a variety of students in meaningful dialogue. Youll explore and learn more about connecting with six different types of students, including: The No Way Kid The Not Interested Kid The Checking Things Out Kid The Stagnant Kid The Growing Kid The Looking for Ministry Kid Connect will walk you through the steps to lead you into relationships with students that go beyond the youth room and impact them into adulthood."
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.
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Jonathan McKee is an expert on youth culture and the author of more than twenty books, including If I Had a Parenting Do Over; 52 Ways to Connect with Your Smartphone-Obsessed Kid; The Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide for Teenagers; and The Guy's Guide to God, Girls, and the Phone in Your Pocket. He has over twenty years of youth-ministry experience and speaks to parents and leaders worldwide.
You can follow Jonathan on his blog, getting regular doses of youth culture and parenting helps. He also offers free resources for youth leaders and parents as well. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.
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