Equip yourself and your youth ministry team with the right words and actions in those critical moments when your youth need a timely and wise response to difficult situations. 12 critical situations are addressed, including: academic problems, family conflict, stress & anxiety, and destructive behavior. Each topic is co-authored by a psychological and ministry professional.
Teens face difficult, painful stuff in life--and they shouldn't struggle alone. But what do you say? How do you help? What if you make things worse?
This rapid-response handbook gives you and your youth group the confidence to share God's love and comfort with hurting friends.
You will be prepared to respond with 12 chapters focused on twelve emergencies that the teens you care for may encounter
Stress and Anxiety
Gender Identity and Sexual Choices
Each chapter includes:
Real Life Narrative - Learn from someone who has been there
Care and Counseling Tips - Practical ideas to personally reach out in love
Tips for your entire youth group - Great ways your group can offer support
What to say and what not to say - Positive encouragement to help the hurting and advice on what not to say
You'll also find Scripture connections, guidelines for referring your friend to a professional counselor, additional resources, and ways your group can stand by your friend in need.