Youth Ministry is one of the most rewarding and challenging things you can do on this planet. Working with students during their teen years is an awesome responsibility. I remember working with my first group of students about fifteen years ago and not having a clue what I was doing…just that I needed to love on them and be the best example of Christ that I could be. (As a college student, this was not always easy) Many times I felt like I was being throw into the deep end and just had to figure things out as I went. Thankfully my first group was SMALL and pretty good kids. I know many youth workers out there that have had to deal with a lot of “in the trenches” issues on top of trying to navigate all the other ins and outs of youth ministry.
Recently I had the privilege of getting a hold of a new book called “Do These Things” by another youth ministry veteran, TImbo. This book is a great resource for anyone working in youth ministry. It is a blow by blow of all the basics you need to truly thrive as a youth worker. A variety of topics are covered from communicating with parents, recruiting and equipping volunteers, effectively reaching and discipling students and developing yourself as a leader. “Do These Things” is a short read and is packed with useful information. If you are looking for a resource to help you navigate and succeed in the world of youth ministry, “Do These Things” is a must read!
You can pick up your copy of this ebook at Student Ministry Central
“Timbo is a communicator, writer, trainer, youth ministry coach, and the founder of Student Ministry Central. He has been teaching and training youth leaders for more than 12 years and is passionate about equipping volunteers for ministry.”