The Whole Youth Worker: Advice on Professional, Personal, and Physical Wellness from the Trenches, 2nd Ed.

The Whole Youth Worker: Advice on Professional, Personal, and Physical Wellness from the Trenches, 2nd Ed.

by Jay Tucker
     
 
Being a youth minister is not for the meek!

Youth ministry is difficult and you need every useful resource you can get your hands on. The Whole Youth Worker, 2nd Edition is advice straight from the heart of a guy who has been in the youth ministry trenches for over a decade. Whether you are a youth minister rookie or a seasoned pro, "The Whole Youth Worker,

Overview

Being a youth minister is not for the meek!

Youth ministry is difficult and you need every useful resource you can get your hands on. The Whole Youth Worker, 2nd Edition is advice straight from the heart of a guy who has been in the youth ministry trenches for over a decade. Whether you are a youth minister rookie or a seasoned pro, "The Whole Youth Worker, 2nd Edition" should be on your resource shelf. Inside the new 2nd Edition, you will find advice on: Being a professional inside the office
* Dealing with criticism
* Balancing family and ministry
* Challenging your congregation's definition of success
* Creating a more parent-friendly ministry
* Creating a clear vision for ministry
* Ministering to others when your spirit is struggling
* Staying health as a form of worship

And new insights available only in this edition include:
* Advice on interviewing well
* How not to let an event become bigger than God
* Celebrating successes
* When good kids make bad choices

Youth Ministers and Pastors Acclaim for The Whole Youth Worker
"Here is a brass-tacks companion for those who would aspire to being not a master but a servant, one who is willing to put forth great effort on the young, even though not all the recipients will be appreciative. Jay Tucker is the opposite of preachy, he is practical and instructional with down-to-earth language that brings a smile." --Most Rev. Heyward B. Ewart, PhD, DD, Metropolitan Archbishop, Holy Catholic Church International

"If you want to hear from the heart of a youth worker who struggles to enjoy the Monday-to-Friday part of youth ministry and wants to help you get through it too, then you need to read The Whole Youth Worker." --Mike Kupferer, Youth Ministry Exchange

"In The Whole Youth Worker, Jay gives us a glimpse at what it's like to be in the trenches--both good and bad. You will read this book and say, 'Been there--it's good to know I'm not alone!'" --Rev. Bill Fisackerly, IV, Gulf Cove United Methodist Church

Learn more at www.JayTucker.net

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Editorial Reviews

Reader Views - Rev. Michael Philiber
One of the greatest strengths of "The Whole Youth Worker" is the pithiness of each content-full section. Tucker could have sacrificed subject matter to keep the material accessible, but instead he has crafted a delightful balance of substance with shortness. That makes this an easily digested handbook for any busy Minister of Youth out there, while making it a worthwhile guide.
Amazon - Kenneth Sackett
This book had a lot of good stuff, especially for a young youth pastor just getting started. A lot of info to help keep you out of trouble with parents, and church staff. Youth ministry is difficult, and this book will help you succeed in ministry. Well worth the read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012370280
Publisher:
Loving Healing Press
Publication date:
03/26/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
174
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Jay Tucker is a lifelong South Floridian. Growing up in Naples, FL gave Jay year-long sun and the foundation for the desire to stay active. This desire pointed him in the direction of education, where he holds a Bachelor
Degree from Florida Gulf Coast University. Jay has been married
to his wife Kimberly, since 1995. Together they have two beautiful children, Sarah Kay and William Monroe II.

After two years in the classroom and a 9/11 shortened stint as a national educational/motivational speaker, Jay finally answered God’s call in his life to enter fulltime youth ministry. That career has spanned 15+ years as both a volunteer and a fulltime salaried employee in the church. Over the years, Jay has attended many youth worker conferences and events. It was during one of those
events when Jay made a sobering discovery: a large percentage of his fellow youth workers were extremely overweight. This began a journey into how to help
himself and other youth workers achieve and maintain the optimal level of health that will allow us to minister at our full potential.

This book is a humorous look at youth ministry “from the trenches.” It is filled with professional tips, spiritual advice, and easy to follow fitness and nutrition
tips that are designed to fit naturally into the life of the youth worker. In the future, Jay aspires to help other youth workers find that level of wholeness through his writing and speaking.

For updates on the latest tips and best practices for youth ministry, please visit my new site www.JayTucker.net.

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