Item description for Talking the Walk: 31 Sessions for New Small Groups (Youth Specialties) by Dave Bartlett & Bill Muir...
Overview In this inspired resource from Youth Specialties, students are introduced to the mechanics and heart of small group dynamics through several meetings. They follow 27 topical meetings spanning such subjects as facing life's tension, self-esteem, clarifying future goals, friends and family. A valuable asset for outreach and evangelism groups, discipleship groups, Sunday school midweek cell groups and camps or retreats.
Publishers Description Cultivate Intimacy and Honesty in Your Youth Ministry s Small Groups Here are 31 small-group meetings about--well, small groups. After all, the kind of honest sharing, perceptive silence, compassionate boldness, and mutual growth that are the marks of an effective and attractive small group don t always come naturally. With the complete sessions in Talking the Walk--all of them customized precisely for small groups-----you can lead your small group of teenagers from just getting comfortable with kids they don t usually hang with, to talking honestly, listening carefully, and understanding themselves and each other. The first five meetings are a gradual, gentle introduction to the idea of communication, confidences, and listening skills--the mechanics and heart of small-group dynamics--then on to more than two dozen topical meetings about issues that matter most to adolescents: how to face life s tensions; self esteem; change; sexuality; giving and receiving love; clarifying future goals; friends; family; forgiveness; diversity; conflict; moods; priorities--and more, all of them based in Bible passages . . . appropriate for mixed groups of churched and unchurched kids . . . and each session with more than enough creative and quirky ideas, so you can select those that best fit your style and your small group s temperament. Perfect for outreach and evangelism groups, discipleship groups, Sunday school, midweek cell groups--any time you want small groups of your students to grow together in community, in intimacy, in faith. (Previously published as Honest to God) 31 sessions."
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Studio: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.6" Width: 8.4" Height: 0.5" Weight: 1.06 lbs.
Release Date Oct 18, 2000
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Series Youth Specialties
ISBN 0310233135 ISBN13 9780310233138 UPC 025986233136
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More About Dave Bartlett & Bill Muir
Bartlett has paid his youth-working dues as a 20-year veteran of Youth for Christ/USA and as a former speaker and high school teacher. He now works for two growing churches in Cedar Falls, IA, and provides leadership to a coalition of 10 churches that are unified in a out reach to students.
Dave Bartlett was born in 1949.
Dave Bartlett has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Talking The Walk?
Great Book, Solid Content, Helpful Notes Nov 10, 2000
Solid book with good, clearly written "lesson plans" for using with your small groups. Positive suggestions for getting started and continuing on. One of my favorite parts of this book are the margin notes for new or beginning youth ministers or cell group leaders. The authors are very eager to teach their readers to adapt, adapt, adapt.