Junior High Ministry: A Guide to Early Adolescence for Youth Workers

Paperback | March 3, 1998

byWayne Rice

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Rowdy, restless, silly, out of control, moody, vulgar, disrespectful, unpredictable -- this may be the junior high stereotype, writes youth ministry expert Wayne Rice. But early adolescents' enthusiasm, loyalty, energy, candidness, and willingness to learn -- these more than compensate for the well-publicized hazards of working with middle schoolers. In this edition of Junior High Ministry -- updated and expanded to reflect the realities of middle school ministry at the turn of the century -- the cofounder of Youth Specialties takes a comprehensive look at the early adolescent experience: - A case for junior high ministry -- and what it takes to work effectively with junior highers. - New material of turn-of-the-century trends in the youth culture -- and on programming for kids living in this culture. - A chapter each on the five pivotal areas of development -- physical, social, intellectual, psycho-emotional, and faith -- among junior highers. - Altogether new chapters on parental involvement and mentoring in the context of junior high ministry . . . all topped off with 50 creative and practical ideas -- fun and games, Bible study openers, mixers, entire events -- that are tailored for junior highers in Sunday school, the youth room, or your living room. Whether you're training for youth work or a trainer of youth workers, Junior High Ministry will keep finding its dog-eared way to the top of your most used resources.

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Working with kids in their early teens presents a unique challenge. Caught between childhood and young adulthood, they’re at a critical time in their physical, mental, social, emotional and spiritual development. Junior High Ministry is a guide to working with these teens on issues of faith. Not only does it contain statistics and back...

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Rowdy, restless, silly, out of control, moody, vulgar, disrespectful, unpredictable -- this may be the junior high stereotype, writes youth ministry expert Wayne Rice. But early adolescents' enthusiasm, loyalty, energy, candidness, and willingness to learn -- these more than compensate for the well-publicized hazards of working with mi...

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Rowdy, restless, silly, out of control, moody, vulgar, disrespectful, unpredictable -- this may be the junior high stereotype, writes youth ministry expert Wayne Rice. But early adolescents' enthusiasm, loyalty, energy, candidness, and willingness to learn -- these more than compensate for the well-publicized hazards of working with mi...

Wayne Rice is founder and director of Understanding Your Teenager (UYT), an organization serving parents of teens and pre-teens. He is adjunct professor of youth ministry at Bethel Theological Seminary (San Diego) and at North American Baptist Seminary in Sioux Falls. He lives with his wife in Lakeside, CA.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 6.13 × 0.63 inPublished:March 3, 1998Publisher:Zondervan/Youth SpecialtiesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:031022442X

ISBN - 13:9780310224426

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Working with kids in their early teens presents a unique challenge. Caught between childhood and young adulthood, they’re at a critical time in their physical, mental, social, emotional and spiritual development. Junior High Ministry is a guide to working with these teens on issues of faith. Not only does it contain statistics and background information, but it suggests creative ways to get kids excited about faith.