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Do They Run When They See You Coming?: Reaching Out to Unchurched Teenagers [Paperback]

By Jonathan McKee (Author)
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A book that educates youth workers and student leaders about the unchurched student, teens that aren?t making it to church for some reason or another. The book gets in the mind of unchurched students and examines what they think of God, of the church, and of Christians. It goes further to explore the needs of these individuals, the subgroups they fit into, and the ministry methods they actually respond to. The book doesn?t just give information about this group that isn?t making it inside the church walls, it provides tangible guidelines and attainable methods to reach them---including real-life examples of youth ministries that are doing this well!

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Reaching Out to Unchurched Teenagers Five facts about the unchurched: 1. They believe all religions have value. 2. They are spiritual, not religious. 3. They don t know what Christianity really is. 4. They don t know what they believe. 5. They are looking for something that works. If you want to make an impact on this generation, these are five basic rules you must understand. Author Jonathan McKee writes that by taking the time to learn students unique situations you show you care about them as people, not as mission projects. Informative and full of real-life examples, Do They Run When They See You Coming? provides vital information you need to better understand students outside your youth group. Yet this book isn t a sociological or marketing survey; the tangible guidelines and methods inside help you get into the mind of unchurched students so you can get to know their hearts. Because, as every youth worker knows, real ministry is always about getting to the heart."

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Studio: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
Pages   160
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.94" Width: 5.32" Height: 0.42"
Weight:   0.38 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2005
Publisher   Zondervan Publishing
ISBN  0310256607  
ISBN13  9780310256601  
UPC  025986256609  

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More About Jonathan McKee

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jonathan McKee is an expert on youth with more than twenty years of youth-ministry experience and three teens of his own. In addition to running his popular parenting and youth-ministry websites, he has written over a dozen books and speaks each year at more than thirty conferences and parenting workshops around the world. Jonathan and his wife, Lori, and their children live near Sacramento, California. Learn more at

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1Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian Living > General
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Very helpful and makes a person better.  Mar 10, 2007
I found this book to be very helpful in my youth work. I was asked to work with our middle school youth and did so willing. I had no experience or any idea what to do with these kids besides play games and feed them. These things still work well, but after reading this book and The Top 12 Resources Youth Workers Want, now I am more equipped to have discussions and learn together about Jesus and our lives as Christian people. I feel better about who I am, making me also feel better about who the kids are. Jonathan McKee is sharing his gifts, and for that I thank him.
excellent resource  Mar 17, 2006
This book is a wonderful tool for anyone who cares about people- especially kids... I am involved with urban ministry and this book was very inspirational and practical... I bought a few extra copies to pass around...
definitely worth your money!
Simple and very practical  Mar 3, 2006
McKee does something in this book that can rarely be seen in similar books: he gives great advice with simple instruction without a lot of fluff or extraneous material. The book is easy to read and packed with useful information NO MATTER WHAT AREA OF MINISTRY YOU HAPPEN TO BE IN. These tools will help you to develop relationships with anyone, from preteen to serior-aged adults. I highly recommend this book to you.
Excellent Youth Ministry Resource  Feb 3, 2006
Working with junior highers and high schoolers both at camps and through my church, I'm always looking for great youth ministry material to keep me excited and on track in serving the students. I laughed when I first saw the cover for DO THEY RUN WHEN THEY SEE YOU COMING? but as I dived into the book, I found a very serious, very in-depth guide to reaching those students who aren't all that "churchy."

Jonathan McKee shares story upon story, driving home the different aspects of reaching unchurched teenagers. Some of them are sincerely heartfelt and emotional, and others are exciting to the point of shouting "Hallelujah!" McKee covers topics such as sharing the Gospel with love, help with ways to build relationships, not projects, and practical examples of what others have done to reach students on campus and off. I was very thankful that he included a chapter on follow-up, and drove home the point of sticking it out with kids, no matter what's going on in their lives or ours.

If you are involved in any sort of student ministry, this is an EXCELLENT resource to give you advice, help you get motivated, and be ready to love the students you are working with. Definitely add this one to your bookshelf.

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