Youth Ministry Advising: A Complete Guide covers broad-ranging topics including ways to recruit and support youth advisors, the nuts and bolts of youth group management, the role of youth in advisors creating a safe space, leadership training, and programming and project ideas.
Product Code: 2008
ISBN: 9781558966826
Format: Paperback
Publisher: UUA
Published Date: 08/31/2012
Availability:In stock
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Price: $15.00
Choosing to serve as a youth advisor is one of many ways that adults in our congregations can demonstrate their commitment to youth. Serving in this capacity, however is more than just making sure things run smoothly. Advisors contribute to faith- and spirit-centered, multigenerational, multicultural, congregationally rooted ministry to and with youth. Youth Ministry Advising: A Complete Guide covers broad-ranging topics including ways to recruit and support youth advisors, the nuts and bolts of youth group management, the role of youth in advisors creating a safe space, leadership training, and programming and project ideas.
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Contents

Youth Ministry and You
How Did We Get Here? A Brief History

Reenvisioning Youth Ministry
The Vision
In Practice
What’s Out There
The Role of an Advisor
Advising in a Local Youth Group
Advising at Conferences and Events
Advising for a larger community
Qualities of a Good Advisor
Empowering Youth Leaders
Parents as Advisors
The Advisor as Go-Between

Creating a Safe Group
Safe Congregations
Good Practices
Power Dynamics
Setting Personal Boundaries
Walk Your Talk
Communication
Pastoral Care and Reporting Abuse

Unitarian Universalist Youth
Outside Issues and Pressures
Identity Development
A Welcoming Youth Group
Youth and the Congregation
Non-Unitarian Universalist Youth
Youth as Unitarian Universalists

Youth in Leadership
Leadership Styles
Shared Leadership with Youth
Mentoring Youth Leaders
Inclusive Decision Making

Youth Group Nuts and Bolts
Who Is Youth Group For?
Meeting Times and Locations
Communication
Staying Flexible
Building Intimacy
Covenants and Rules
Governing Models
Groups of Different Sizes
When There’s Trouble
Disruptive Youth

Creating a Balanced Program
Building Community
Social Action
Worship
Learning
Leadership
Congregational Involvement
Web of Youth Ministry

Religious Education Programs
Our Whole Lives
Coming of Age
Bridging
Tapestry of Faith
Small Group Ministry

Supporting Youth Advisors
Creating an Advising Team
Great Recruitment ideas
Choosing Youth Group Advisors
Training
Contracts
Youth Programs for Our Future and Our Present

Resources
Project Ideas
UUA Code of Ethics for Youth in Leadership Positions
Participant Covenant for UUA Youth Events
For More Information
Recommended Reading
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