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Freebie Friday #122: The Cure for the Common Youth Ministry

Free youth ministry resources every FridayPaul Turner, a 15 year youth ministry veteran, emailed me this past week with an interesting projected called, The Cure for the Common Youth Ministry. Just shy of 100 pages long, his ebook begins by venting about his frustrations with youth ministry, many of which we all are very familiar with. He covers everything from church rivalry to families and apathetic kids. But, unlike most youth ministry blog rants, he actually gives some answers. Furthermore, almost half the ebook consists of worksheets for you and your youth staff to work through together to come to your own answers and conclusions. Personally, I’m not sure I agree with all his answers nor the direction of some of the worksheets, but at least he’s offering answers and helping us think through the issues. That’s more than a lot of people are doing right now, including myself. (I admit, I’m still in the “this is totally not working and I have almost no idea what to do about it” category.)

Paul will most likely publish his work, so download it while it’s still free.

PDF iconDownload “The Cure for the Common Youth Ministry” ebook

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Posted on April 24, 2009

  • I hope all who have downloaded my book are enjoying it and or debating it ( even if it's in your own head.) My goal was to convey the feeling of helplessness we feel, at times, when leading students on their spiritual journey. I don't have all the answers but I found a few that worked for me. If I can answer any question about The Disciple Project program we ran or about anything else please do not hesitate to ask.

    Blessings

    Paul Turner
    Disciple Project Ministries

  • I find it very admirable that this book is free. Thanks for the tips Paul. I will definitely be keeping this close for a while.

    http://www.robgillen.com

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