I was just recommending this book to another youth worker last week – and noticed the $30 is on sale this week for $7.99. Great deal, great resource!

Youth Leader Training on the Go is an easy way to train leaders and multiply your ministry’s effectiveness. Best of all, teenagers will grow deeper in their faith because you’ve invested in your volunteers.

Encourage your volunteers to:

  • Connect with God and build faith in every area of teenagers’ lives
  • Understand teenage culture for effective outreach
  • Discover practical, helpful ideas for ministering to teenagers
  • Work with parents to help their teenagers grow in faith
  • Find balance between ministry and personal life

This resource contains 52 training sessions for youth leaders. Encourage busy volunteers with these practical leadership tips. Everything you need for at least a full year’s worth of leadership training!

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Doug, Katie, and Josh all managed to make it to the show on time, however Matt couldn’t make it. Did the show survive without him?

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Welcome back Doug Fields with his co-host, Katie Edwards, and his co-co-host Josh Griffin. Dont forget the star of the show Matt McGill. This episode has some crazy stories and questions, so make sure you listen all the way to the end. We have a revenge of the nerds segment to kick off the show listening to Matt go on about Settlers of Katan board game. That ends quickly and they answer your questions about Parent / Student activities for incoming students, weird volunteer stories, using Facebook to confront a student, communicating with students from a past ministry, Cell phone / Internet rules during youth group, medical marijuana use by volunteers and telling parents about students sex life.

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Doug Fields, Josh Griffin, Katie Edwards and Matt McGill return for episode 160. The gang quickly jump into your questions about: Doug’s blog, a volunteer dating students, teaching help, picking volunteers for events, student leadership conference, depression and suicide, and feeling bad about leaving a ministry.

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What happens when the boys are left all alone? We are about to find out. Today’s show is just Doug, Matt and Josh. They tackle questions about: the YouthMinistry.com Daily, getting students excited about bringing their friends, communication, boyfriends / Girlfriends at youth group, strangest thing you’ve ever done for a volunteer, and getting students to go to church on Sunday. We’d also like to thank our sponsor: www.thelifebook.com

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The gang returns to the table for a little youth ministry conversation. Doug asks the question: “What have you been learning in youth ministry lately?” Everyone takes a turn answering, and they even sneak in a few of your questions.

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What happens when they move the podcast to the morning? You’ll have to watch to find out. Doug, Matt, Katie, and Josh get together early to talk about confronting a defensive student, communicating with leaders, costs of putting on your own summer camp, double messages to Junior and Senior High services.

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Lucky or Blessed?
Back in the studio after SYMC and Doug, Josh, and Katie are hoping that Matt really shows up today. After a catching up they tackle questions about: the Goonies, Doug as a boss and volunteer, getting respect as a young leader, special needs students in your ministry, reaching out to visitors, and giving parenting advice.

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