Nick Arnold, youth pastor at New Hope Community Church in Sunland, CA, recently released a free ebook titled, Tear Down the Walls of the Youth Room: 43 ideas for starting, growing, and deepening relationships with teenagers outside of traditional youth group programs. It’s a quick read that’s definitely worth your time. If you’ve read my free ebook, 130 Youth Ministry Tips and Ideas, the format will be pretty familiar.
Nick was gracious enough to let me and a couple other youth workers preview the ebook early and give some feedback, some of which he used as sidebar comments in the ebook. I actually wrote a recommendation for him, too:
Nick’s book is definitely not limited to only 43 ideas for connecting with teens. Although that may be the title, this valuable ebook contains many other tangible ways to practically build spiritually influential relationships with teenagers outside of church. Having tried almost all of his ideas in my own ministry over the past 10 years, this ebook brought back many fond memories and reminded me why I’m still in youth ministry today. Whether you’re a brand new youth worker or an old-school veteran, this ebook will help put you on the right track as you invest your life into students.
~ Tim Schmoyer
Remember, there is no LIVE YM Talk today or any other Friday in the future. LIVE YM Talks have switched to Mondays. Our next LIVE YM Talk is this Monday, October 12, with featured guest, Rick Smith, who will lead us in a discussion on communicating God’s Word effectively to teens.
Posted on October 8, 2009