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 & 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.
About the Author
Jim Burns is president of HomeWord and executive director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. He has more than 1.5 million resources in print and a radio broadcast heard on 800 stations a day. Jim resides in Southern California with his wife Cathy and their three daughters.
Table of Contents
how to use the uncommon group bible studies 9
a special note from jim burns 11
unit I communication
session 1 good communication 15
session 2 family roles and goals 35
session 3 expressing appreciation 49
session 4 the power of being there 65
unit II respect
session 5 honor and obey 79
session 6 walking in your parents' shoes 97
session 7 a tribute to mom 109
session 8 a father's love 123
unit III stress
session 9 resolving conflict 143
session 10 frazzled families 159
session 11 divorce 175
session 12 family crises 191