A Volunteer Youth Worker's Guide to Resourcing Parents

A Volunteer Youth Worker's Guide to Resourcing Parents

by Mark Oestreicher
     
 

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Every youth leader, volunteer, or pastor has failed at some point in their communication or interaction with their teenagers' parents. It's inevitable. We are human, most youth workers are still pretty young themselves, and most parents are guarded and pro- tective of their kids. These factors combine to create a minefield, of sorts, for parents and youth workers

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Every youth leader, volunteer, or pastor has failed at some point in their communication or interaction with their teenagers' parents. It's inevitable. We are human, most youth workers are still pretty young themselves, and most parents are guarded and pro- tective of their kids. These factors combine to create a minefield, of sorts, for parents and youth workers to navigate. In fact, youth ministry mogul Mark Oestreicher starts off A Volunteer Youth Worker's Guide to Resourcing Parents by admitting some of his own failures in his interactions with students' parents. But then Marko uses the rest of the book to explore the importance and deep significance of being intentional with parent contact and interaction, and not letting family ministry slip through the cracks in favor of teenager-only ministry. If you've had some discouraging interactions with parents lately, this book might help provide a new perspective, allowing you to show some grace, both to yourself and the parents you're trying to minister to. Let Marko guide you in seeking the best balance in your ministry efforts in order to maximize and equip one of your greatest youth ministry resources—your teens' parents.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780834151291
Publisher:
Barefoot Ministries
Publication date:
10/28/2013
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.20(d)

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Meet the Author

Mark Oestreicher (Marko) is a veteran youth worker and former president of Youth Specialties. The author of dozens of books, including "Youth Ministry 3.0" and "Middle School Ministry", Marko is a sought after speaker, writer and consultant. Marko leads the Youth Ministry Coaching Program and other projects under the banner of The Youth Cartel. Marko lives in San Diego with his wife Jeannie and two teenage children

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