Item description for After You Drop Them Off: A Parent's Guide to Student Ministry by Jerusha Clark & Jeramy Clark...
Overview Clark provides trustworthy answers to parents' questions about their student's church experience.
Publishers Description Maximize Your Student's Church Experience More and more children and teenagers are becoming involved in church. They find that youth ministries are a safe place to make friends and have fun-and a wonderful way to find spiritual support and insight in a confusing world. But if you're a parent of a student in a youth ministry, you may have some questions: -What actually goes on in group meetings? -How trustworthy are the leaders? -How can I be more informed, or more involved? -What if I disagree with a leader? -How can I support the leaders more effectively? -How can I help make my student's experience with church as powerful and positive as possible? In "After You Drop Them Off, "youth leader and author Jeramy Clark provides trustworthy answers to your questions, along with practical suggestions, biblical support, and "real-life" parents' comments and stories.
Citations And Professional Reviews After You Drop Them Off: A Parent's Guide to Student Ministry by Jerusha Clark & Jeramy Clark has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christian Home & School - 12/01/2005 page 30
Ingram Advance - 08/01/2005 page 75
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Studio: WaterBrook Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.14" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.65" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Aug 16, 2005
Publisher WaterBrook Press
ISBN 1400070279 ISBN13 9781400070275
Availability 0 units.
More About Jerusha Clark & Jeramy Clark
Jerusha Clark is the author or coauthor of several books on spiritual growth, women's issues, marriage, and mental health, including the bestselling Every Thought Captive, and Your Teenager Is Not Crazy (coauthored with her husband, Dr. Jeramy Clark). She also enjoys teaching at churches, retreats, schools, and conferences. She lives near San Diego, California.
Reviews - What do customers think about After You Drop Them Off: A Parent's Guide to Student Ministry?
Required Reading for the Parents Jun 13, 2006
As a youth leader, I would make this required reading for every parent if I had the budget and the power. Since I have neither, I will simply give my strong endorsement. The heart of this book is one of partnership. This is a theme that I feel passionate about and "After You Drop Them Off" provides a clear picture for becoming allies. The detailed descriptions and clearly communicated heart is important for both `rookie' and `veteran' parents.
Clark has a great skill of painting a picture of biblical principles in action in the relationship between a youth leader and a parent. I especially appreciated the perspective on being considerate to the youth leader as an individual. Whether that is through caring while constructively criticizing or simply encouraging your students leader without prompting, I feel like I would personally want to be treated this way.
This is also a great book for youth leaders. Not only will your head be continually nodding in agreement as you read, but it gives you insight into the parents world. Having worked with students for nearly nine years and not yet having my own children, it is easy to misunderstand where parents are coming from.
Any parent that wants to take an active role in the life of their young person should pick up a copy of "After You Drop Them Off". It will provide clarity and practical steps that parents can take to better their relationship with the allies they have in youth leaders.