From the Publisher
A youth ministry classic beefs up to provide powerful help to today's youth workers. Incorporating the latest statistics, new material, and added chapters on involving parents and developing a junior high mentorship program, Junior High Youth Ministry is a detailed, highly informed and highly informative guidebook for youth workers. Relaxed, non-academic, and practical, it covers thoroughly every aspect of ministry to early adolescents. Wayne Rice sheds light on the physical, social , intellectual, psycho-emotional, and spiritual development of young people ages 11-14. And he turns theory into fun, creative, practical ways to get early teens excited about their faith. With all this plus insights into the traits of a youth worker, 50 creative ideas for junior high groups, and an index of additional resources, this updated and expanded Junior High Youth Ministry is ready to lead the way toward effective turn-of-the-century ministry.
From the Author
Wayne Rice, co-founder of Youth Specialties, is currently president of Understanding Your Teenager, and organization serving parents of teens and pre-teens. The author of Understanding Your Teenager and Enjoy Your Middle Schooler and the father of three grown children, Wayne lives with his wife, Marci, in Lakeside, California