Uncommon High School: Parents & Family helps youth leaders and youth pastors guide teenagers into healthy discussions about their relationships with parents and family members. Using some fun activities and priceless discussion starters developed by veteran youth minister, Jim Burns, teens will soon be talking and working on improving their familial relationships. Downloadable student handouts are available for every session. Paperback.
Healthy families are becoming an endangered species in today’s culture, and healthy families with happy, healthy teens are an even rarer commodity. So how can youth ministers help the teens in their group relate well with their parents and siblings? Youth ministry veteran Jim Burns has developed Parents and Family to equip leaders with the tools they need to guide the discussion. Using these action-packed, fun activities and indispensable tips for starting crucial dialogue, youth pastors will have their teens talking in no time.
The book includes a link to download student handouts for every session.
JIM BURNS, Ph. D., President of HomeWord, is the host of the HomeWord with Jim Burns daily half-hour, daily one-minute and weekly half-hour radio programs. His passion is communicating to adults and young people practical truths to help them live out their Christian lives. Jim is the author of many resources including The 10 Building Blocks for a Happy Family, Devotions on the Run, One Life and Addicted to God. He writes a monthly column for Ignite Your Faith magazine. Jim, his wife, Cathy, and their three daughters live in Southern California.
Each Uncommon group Bible study contains 12 sessions, which are divided into 3 stand-alone units of 4 sessions each. This is your leader's guidebook for teaching your group. Electronic files (in PDF format) of each session's student handbooks are available for download on the publisher's website (www.gospellight.com). The handouts include the "message," "dig," "apply," "reflect" and "meditations" sections of each study and have been formatted for easy printing. You may print as many copies as you need for your group.
Each session opens with a devotional meditation written for you, the youth leader. As hectic and trying as youth work is much of the time, it's important never to neglect your interior life. Use the devotions to refocus your heart and prepare yourself to share with kids the message that has already taken root in you.