Ministering to Gay Teenagers

Practical Help for Youth Workers and Families
Author: Shawn Harrison
Publisher: Group Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1470713594
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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Ministering to Gay Teenagers was originally published in November 2012. This edition is revamped with approximately 80% new material incorporating wisdom the author has since learned, in addition to valuable feedback received from his youth ministry peers. When it comes to ministering to gays and lesbians, far too many churches have chosen silence over service, or a reactive stance over proactive involvement. But congregations must abandon their comfort zone and minister to a group of people who need to experience the love of Jesus in powerful, tangible ways. With truths drawn from his own personal experiences, youth pastor Shawn Harrison seeks to equip youth workers, parents, and churches in ministering to gay teenagers, their families, and the gay community at-large. The church must not compromise truth, he says, but it should not withhold grace either. How gay students first encounter God—personally and communally—and how Christians react to them can determine subsequent steps in their faith journey. Ministering to Gay Teenagers is filled with wisdom and practical advice on how to respond when a student comes out and how to help the teenager’s family through that journey, too. This book will equip leaders and parents with solid answers to the questions families ask. And it will challenge youth workers and churches to consider how to practically serve and minister to a group of people who seek deep authenticity in love, character, truth, and presence.

What Do I Do When Teenagers Question Their Sexuality?


Author: Steven Gerali
Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
ISBN: 0310398592
Category: Religion
Page: 128
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"When faced with a crisis, the first words most people think are, “What do I do…?” In this important series of books designed for anyone connected to teenagers, Dr. Steven Gerali addresses six daunting and difficult situations that, when they do happen, often leave youth workers and parents feeling unprepared. With a background in adolescent counseling, Dr. Gerali provides valuable resources to help youth workers and parents through some of the most challenging situations they may face. What Do I Do When Teenagers Question Their Sexuality helps youth workers and parents navigate the challenging waters created by this issue, and offers tools to deal with the shifting views of sexuality in culture and in their teens’ lives. What Do I Do When Teenagers Struggle with Eating Disorders offers insights to help youth workers and parents understand and recognize eating disorders in order to initiate helping strategies for teens dealing with this issue."

Teenage Guys

Exploring Issues Adolescent Guys Face and Strategies to Help Them
Author: Steven Gerali
Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
ISBN: 0310669847
Category: Religion
Page: 320
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Youth workers need to fully understand the inner workings and development of adolescents in order to really meet their needs. In Teenage Guys, Dr. Steve Gerali presents the stages of development that adolescent guys go through, providing stories from his own experiences in ministry and counseling as well as practical research findings to equip youth workers (both male and female) to more effectively minister to teenage guys.With advice from counselors and veteran youth workers, you’ll find helpful suggestions on how to minister to teenage guys and their families. Each chapter includes discussion questions to help you and other youth workers process the issues your own students face and learn how you can help them and mentor them through this tumultuous time. In addition to concepts like mentoring and rites of passage, Dr. Gerali also walks readers through the seven areas of development young guys go through.You’ll understand more about:• Cognitive development• Identity formation• Social development• Emotional development• Physiological development• Sexological maturation• Faith formation

Help! I'm a Woman in Youth Ministry!

Practical Empowerment for Your Calling and Your Life
Author: Kara E. Powell,Megan Hutchinson,Heather Flies
Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
ISBN: 9780310852568
Category: Religion
Page: 128
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Looking for answers about your life and ministry from a woman’s perspective?Geared for professionals and volunteers alike, Help! I’m a Woman in Youth Ministry! focuses on the unique ministry issues that you wrestle with every day, including:The challenges of singleness, marriage, and parenthoodMentoring and counseling Making your voice heardFair treatment and fair payWorking with men...and much more!Regardless of age, marital status, church size, or denomination, Help! I’m a Woman in Youth Ministry! will transform how you approach your unique, vital place in the youth ministry world.

What Do I Do When Teenagers are Depressed and Contemplate Suicide?


Author: Steven Gerali
Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
ISBN: 0310600006
Category: Religion
Page: 128
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"In this new series of books designed for anyone connected to teenagers, Dr. Steven Gerali addresses six daunting and difficult situations that, when they do happen, often leave youth workers and parents feeling unprepared. With a background in adolescent counseling, Dr. Gerali provides valuable resources to help youth workers and parents through some of the most challenging situations they may face. Each book defines the issue, explores how different theological perspectives can impact the situation, offers helpful, practical tips, along with credible resources to help the reader go deeper into the issues they’re dealing with. This direct and hard-hitting series will include: • What Do I Do When…Death Comes—How to help teens through the questions and pain that arise when another student dies • What Do I Do When…Bullying and Violence Hits Home—Understanding and addressing the issues of bullying in and out of the youth group • What Do I Do When…We Encounter Sexual and Physical Abuse—How to handle issues of sexual and physical abuse, including practical intervention strategies and legal parameters • What Do I Do When…Families are Shattered by Dysfunction and Divorce—Equipping youth workers to help students pick up the broken pieces and find health and healing in the midst of family breakdown • What Do I Do When…Secret Eating Disorders Eat Away at Kids—Understanding and recognizing eating disorders in order to initiate helping strategies for teens dealing with this issue • What Do I Do When…Homosexuality Comes Out of the Closet and Into the Youth Ministry—Equipping youth workers to help students navigate the dangerous waters created by this issue, and educate other leaders on how to engage with homosexuality in the church"

Help! I'm a Frustrated Youth Worker!

A Practical Guide to Avoiding Burnout in Your Ministry
Author: Steven L. Case
Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
ISBN: 0310577039
Category: Religion
Page: 144
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There are so many benefits to being a youth worker: You get to hang out with teenagers, watch their lives transform, and help them become adults who live for and love Jesus. But when you signed on the dotted line to work in youth ministry, nobody mentioned the negative side effects: isolation, criticism, a general feeling of being constantly overwhelmed, relentless questioning from parents and church leaders. The list can go on... But your frustration doesn’t have to overtake you, or take you away from ministry.Inside the pages of this book you’ll find humor, comfort, and encouragement for those times when you feel like you can’t go any further. Youth ministry veteran, Steven Case, will help you through just about every scenario that adds to your discontent, including complaining parents, dealing with tragedy, and deciding when to leave a bad situation.Find practical tips to help you deal with the challenges of youth ministry, and get soul-renewing ideas to help you continue on, despite the struggles, so you can get back to enjoying youth ministry like you used to!

Basic Types of Pastoral Care & Counseling

Resources for the Ministry of Healing & Growth, Third Edition
Author: Howard J Clinebell Jr Trustee
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 142675602X
Category: Religion
Page: 504
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Basic Types of Pastoral Care and Counseling remains the standard in pastoral care and counseling. This third edition is enlarged and revised with updated resources, methods, exercises, and illustrations from actual counseling sessions. This book will help readers be sensitive to cultural diversity, ethical issues, and power dynamics as they practice holistic, growth-oriented pastoral care and counseling in the parish.

A Theology for Family Ministries


Author: Michelle Anthony
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 0805464212
Category: Religion
Page: 265
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Experts develop a biblical theology for family ministry to help churches reach all types of families today, from traditional nuclear homes to single-parent, blended, and gay-partner families, and beyond.

Gay Men Choosing Parenthood


Author: Gerald P. Mallon
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231508379
Category: Social Science
Page: 153
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Gay parenting is a topic on which almost everyone has an opinion but almost nobody has any facts. Here at last is a book based on a thorough review of the literature, as well as interviews with a pioneering group of men who in the 1980s chose to become fathers outside the boundaries of a heterosexual union—through foster care, adoption, and other kinship relationships. This book reveals how very natural and possible gay parenthood can be. What factors influence this decision? How do the experiences of gay dads compare to those of heterosexual men? How effectively do professional services such as support groups serve gay fathers and prospective gay fathers? What elements of the social climate are helpful—and hurtful? Gay Men Choosing Parenthood challenges a great deal of misinformation, showing how gay fathers from different backgrounds adapted, perceived, and constructed their options and their families.

Nachfolge


Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Publisher: Brunnen Verlag Gießen
ISBN: 3765573922
Category: Religion
Page: 320
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"Billige Gnade ist der Todfeind unserer Kirche. Unser Kampf heute geht um die teure Gnade." Für Dietrich Bonhoeffer gibt es keinen lebendigen Glauben ohne Gehorsam. Seit seinem Studienaufenthalt in New York, wo er eine Hinwendung zu einem persönlichen Christusglauben erlebte, sind seine Theologie und Spiritualität geprägt von der Sehnsucht, die Anweisungen der Bergpredigt wörtlich zu nehmen. Die Nachfolge, wie sie die Bergpredigt fordert, zur Mitte und zum Motor seiner Theologie und seines Lebens geworden. Wichtigstes Dokument dieses Strebens ist sein Buch "Nachfolge", eine Auslegung der Bergpredigt, die damals wie heute inspiriert, Jesus zu folgen. Die Einführung von Peter Zimmerling erläutert die Hintergründe des 1937 erstmals erschienenen Buches und zeigt, dass Bonhoeffer Leiter eines Predigerseminars der Bekennenden Kirche wurde, weil ihm damit ein Experimentierfeld zur praktischen Umsetzung seiner Gedanken zur Nachfolge zur Verfügung stand.

World Christian Encyclopedia

A Comparative Survey of Churches and Religions in the Modern World
Author: David B. Barrett,George Thomas Kurian,Todd M. Johnson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: 1730
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Provides an overview of contemporary Christianity, including its history, ecclesiastical branches, subdivisions, and denominations, and examines Christianity in relation to other faiths and the secular realm.

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Gottes Idee für das größte Versprechen des Lebens
Author: Timothy J. Keller,Kathy Keller
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783765513053
Category:
Page: 288
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