Do They Run When They See You Coming?: Reaching Out to Unchurched Teenagers

Paperback | December 16, 2004

byJonathan McKee

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Reaching Out to Unchurched Teenagers Five facts about the unchurched: 1. They believe all religions have value. 2. They are spiritual, not religious. 3. They don’t know what Christianity really is. 4. They don’t know what they believe. 5. They are looking for something that works. If you want to make an impact on this generation, these are five basic rules you must understand. Author Jonathan McKee writes that by taking the time to learn students’ unique situations you show you care about them as people, not as mission projects. Informative and full of real-life examples, Do They Run When They See You Coming? provides vital information you need to better understand students outside your youth group. Yet this book isn’t a sociological or marketing survey; the tangible guidelines and methods inside help you get into the mind of unchurched students––so you can get to know their hearts. Because, as every youth worker knows, real ministry is always about getting to the heart.

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Reaching Out to Unchurched Teenagers Five facts about the unchurched: 1. They believe all religions have value. 2. They are spiritual, not religious. 3. They don’t know what Christianity really is. 4. They don’t know what they believe. 5. They are looking for something that works. If you want to make an impact on this generation, these...

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Reaching Out to Unchurched Teenagers Five facts about the unchurched: 1. They believe all religions have value. 2. They are spiritual, not religious. 3. They don't know what Christianity really is. 4. They don't know what they believe. 5. They are looking for something that works. If you want to make an impact on this generation, thes...

 Jonathan McKee, president of The Source for Youth Ministry, is the author of numerous books including Ministry By Teenagers, Connect, and the award winning book Do They Run When They See You Coming? Jonathan speaks and trains at conferences, churches and school assemblies, all while providing free resources for youth workers on his we...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.5 inPublished:December 16, 2004Publisher:Zondervan/Youth SpecialtiesLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0310256607

ISBN - 13:9780310256601

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TABLE OF CONTENTSAcknowledgementsForeword by Chap ClarkChapter 1: Youth Ministry in One WordChapter 2: I Thought I Already Had CompassionLooking at "the unchurched" through diff erent eyesChapter 3: In the Minds of Unchurched StudentsWhy they think what they thinkChapter 4: A Rude AwakeningHow I fi nally realized that "sharing my faith" starts with MY faithChapter 5: Do They Run When They See You Coming?How to NEVER reach studentsChapter 6: Reaching.Not RepellingDeveloping a relational approachChapter 7: Finding FramesCommunicating in a language they understandChapter 8: Building BridgesMoving beyond everyday conversations to sharing the gospelChapter 9: Door-Opening QuestionsNothing sparks interest better than well-placed questionsChapter 10: Focus on Christ (It's More Than a Tract)Sharing Jesus' story simply, clearly, and memorablyChapter 11: The Key to Follow-UpGetting them plugged inChapter 12: Outreach in Action: What It Looks Like

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'A great tool to help adults reach unchurched teenagers by living our faith with actions as well as words....A great book for use with leadership teams, church staffs, teachers on campus, and others who 'have a heart for kids.'