Item description for Help! I'm a Small Church Youth Worker: Achieving Big-Time Success in a Non-Mega Ministry (Youth Specialties) by Rich Grassel...
Overview Provides those in small church ministry--including volunteer, part-time, and full-time youth workers--with a process and procedure that enables them to address their particular needs as a small church.
Publishers Description Practical help for volunteer, part-time, and full-time youth workers in small churchesEighty-five percent of the churches in America are classified as small. This book provides youth workers with processes and ideas that enable them to address their particular needs as part of small churches.
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Studio: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2002
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Series Youth Specialties
ISBN 031023946X ISBN13 9780310239468 UPC 025986239466
Availability 0 units.
More About Rich Grassel
Rich Grassel is Assistant Professor of Student Ministries at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA. With experience in student ministries for 16 years, Rich has worked in seven different denominations, in both large and small church contexts. He's written for several magazines, including Youthworker Journal, and is a frequent speaker at Youth Specialties' training events. Rich and his wife, Ruth, have two sons and reside in the Beaver Falls area. Rich Grassel es profesor asistente de ministerios juveniles en Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pensilvania. Con 16 anos de experiencia, Rich ha trabajado con siete denominaciones, tanto en contextos de iglesias grandes como pequenas. Ha escrito para varias revistas como Lider Juvenil, y frecuentemente da conferencias en los eventos de entrenamiento de Especialidades Juveniles.
Rich Grassel currently resides in Beaver Falls, in the state of Pennsylvania. Rich Grassel was born in 1960.
Reviews - What do customers think about Help I'm A Small Church Youth Worker (Youth Specia?
More of a jab at small churches, approaches won't work. Jul 5, 2003
I was really disappointed. The author is obviously qualified, but it is interesting that he has been involved in so many denomonations (7) in his own youth ministry. I sense that he has had bad experiences with small churches and has unresolved issues. There are many jabs at them throughout the first half of the book. The last parts of the book consist of "approaches" that will not work in small churches for reasons given in the first half of the book. One of the three main approaches requires that youth be divided into groups of 6 to 8 with similar interests and of the same sex. Another requires a cast of leaders with very specific roles and qualifications. A much better book is "Youth Ministry in Small Churches" by Rick Chromey. It is a very positive book written with the small church in mind, and with some ideas that are really geared toward a church with only two to a dozen or so high-schoolers.
Small Church Youth Worker? Read This Book! Oct 15, 2002
Speaking as a youth ministry veteran of a little more than 12 years, mostly in a small church setting in positions ranging from volunteer to full-time paid, I strongly suggest that youth workers (and pastors) read this excellent introduction to youth ministry in the small congregation. Grassel has a passion for small church ministry (along with many years experience)and has finally given us a book that speaks to that context from within that context. Even those who work within larger settings (which are really a minority in this nation) will learn alot as they strive to work in partnership with other youth leaders.
This is by no means an exhaustive work, but it provides an excellent framework with alot of helpful ideas for those of us striving to simply be faithful examples for and teachers of teenagers - people who are not concerned with numbers as much as they are about simply being Jesus to a generation.