Published January 2020.
RAISING THE BAR: NEARLY EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CHRISTIAN YOUTH MINISTRY
Over 300 sold since January
This book has been written to help leaders grow effective Christian youth ministry from start to finish. Reading this £10 (approx. US$13.25), nearly 400-page book gives you over 27 years of experience. It's packed with loads of how-tos, from writing a Bible talk to leading a small group, dealing with conflict to working with parents and the wider church - all shared with lots of STORIES involving God's great power and shaving foam. It also has key values for youth ministry to remind us what's important.
"An invaluable resource"
Scott Rushby, UK Youth Pastor
Online Youth Resources
Steve Conacher (Holy Trinity Church, Cambridge)
There are three easy-to-use online Escape Rooms ready to download for your group.
If you need ideas for online games or activities; if you need to get the best out of Zoom; if you need a starting point with a Zoom risk assessment or ideas for daily or weekly tasks to set your young people, click here for downloadable resources.
If you're starting to meet, staying socially distanced, there are a few games to get you started.
Raising the Bar is a manual for Christian youth ministry that I took over five years to write and I don't think there's a book like it. Packed full of stories, it explains all you need to know from starting a group, through writing a talk and taking groups away to finishing well, via key values to build into your ministry. You can buy the book for £10 here. See the contents page here.
392 pages for £10
What’s new with churchyouthministry.com?
There are regularly-updated online youth resources here, inspired by Covid-19 Lockdowns. If you're using Zoom to continue meeting together, you'll find those helpful, including three Zoom escape rooms and a load of games that work online and now a load of games that you can play while remaining socially-distanced. Buy the book. Read Dave's blog which he updates regularly. Check out other resources that are available, including youth resources to help young people in their discipleship at home. If you can't find what you need to support you in your youth ministry, please get in touch! I'll try and help.