Alvin Reid is one of my hero’s of student ministry. He is doing a lot of great things in student ministry, but also leadership. He is a professor of student ministry at Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. It happens to be one of the fastest growing seminaries out there. He has written an e-book entitled, “STRONGER: A practical guide to physical and spiritual discipline.”
Mark Oestreicher came out with a new book this past week entitled, “A Beautiful Mess.” This is a small e-book that he has made available for a limited time for FREE! This is a great resource that you need to take advantage of today! Go HERE and download this free e-book!
Here is the summary on the back of the book:
“When you think about the state of youth ministry today, are you an optimist or a pessimist? Do you cheer or fear? Is the glass half full or half empty? In this honest, frank, blunt examination, veteran youth worker Mark Oestreicher offers a fresh perspective on what’s working in youth ministry today—and discovers that perhaps things aren’t as broken as some of us might have thought.
Theologically and anecdotally, we can uncover plenty of encouraging signs in the realm of youth ministry, according to Oestreicher, whose youth ministry experience includes time as an in-the-trenches youth worker and as a publisher of youth ministry books and resources. A Beautiful Mess features insights on the issues and opportunities facing youth workers, including the trend toward longevity in ministry, the power of smaller churches, the work of the Holy Spirit, the rewards of authentic relational ministry, the need for integration instead of isolation, and the centrality of faith and humility.
This book will help you experience the freedom of your calling, rather than the stress of expectations. You’ll discover an abundance of reasons to remain optimistic, intentional, and faithful as you engage in the lives of today’s teenagers.”
Tim Schmoyer is the founder of Life In Student Ministry and is dedicated to facilitating discussions among Christian youth workers about youth ministry. He is the author of the Youth Specialties/Zondervan book, “Life In Student Ministry: Practical Conversations on Thriving in Youth Ministry,” a national youth leader trainer, speaker, and a super-volunteer at his church. You can learn more about Tim on his blog here.
Tim has compiled an ebook entitled, “Youth Ministry Tips and Ideas: 254 ways to fill your soul and fuel your ministry.” This is a great e-book that has many tips and ideas for you to implement in your student ministry. I have been reading through it, and love Tim’s practical insight on student ministry. Much of his writing comes from his blog conversations so it is written from many different perspectives. You can download the e-book HERE.
I would also encourage you to pick up a copy of his book: Life in student ministry: Practical Conversations on thriving youth ministry. You can purchase a copy HERE, and it is worth the read!