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Shaping the Spiritual Life of Students: A Guide for Youth Workers, Pastors, Teachers Campus Ministers
Alberto is an energetic, people-pleasing eighth grader. He seems to have it all--from the junior high varsity team to his family's beautiful new home to leadership in his youth group. But he feels pressured by team members who mock his Christianity and rejected by his dad whose work requires more and more travel. His young spiritual life is in a precarious place. Last year ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 21st 2001 by IVP Books
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While this book has many insights to offer first-time Youth Pastors and Ministers and church youth workers, most of this is common sense. In fact, many of these same themes and topics we should all be applying to our spiritual lives regardless of our age or demographic. My biggest qualm with this book was with Dunn's use of the term "Pacing." Besides simply being a really annoying term for "walking alongside the student while setting the standard," it seems woefully inadequate for the sort of mi ...more
I thought this was a pretty good resource for youth workers. There were parts that I thought were too general and I did not agree with every way they approached things, but overall it was a good resource. I especially liked the idea of pacing before leading.