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Three New Youth Ministry Resources Available for Pre-Order

Our publishing team has been hard at work finalizing some awesome new stuff. Check out these three new releases, all available for pre-order right now.

A couple endorsements

Students love movies. A lot. This is good because movies can teach us a thing or two about our world. In Jesus Goes to the Movies, Joel Mayward helps youth workers understand how film can be a tool for teenagers to better love God. As a film critic, I love this book. As a youth pastor, I love it even more.

Wade Bearden | @wadehance
Student Pastor, Houston, TX
Staff Writer at Christ and Pop Culture
Cohost of Seeing and Believing (film and TV podcast)

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In Search of Adolescence takes on the revisionist history so widely accepted in the church and the broader culture—the “history” that portrays adolescence itself as a modern invention, an aberration of the way young people were meant to grow up.  A winsome writer, a fearless academic, and a brilliant researcher, Crystal Kirgiss unmasks the simplistic assumptions we’ve held for so long about the nature and importance of adolescence.  Like a sharpshooter in a carnival shooting gallery, Crystal’s book blows away falsehood after falsehood with perfectly aimed research and totally disarming humor.  This book has the potential to make us totally rethink the way we see young people and our work with them.

Mark DeVries MDiv | @markdevriesYMA
Founder, Ministry Architects
Author of Sustainable Youth Ministry

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A major goal of youth ministry in today’s world is not to spoon feed students what to think, but to teach them how to think. That is exactly what this series is doing. THINK, Vol. 3 is chalk full of vital topics and issues that students care about and need to think through. Buy this book, heck, buy the whole series—you and your students won’t regret it!

Brock Morgan | @brockmorgan
Author of Youth Ministry in a Post-Christian World

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An Interview with Jake Kircher

In youth ministry, the school year is pretty much the same for everyone. We have Sunday responsibilities, office hours, midweek programs, contact ministry, and stuff like that. But I’ve found that summer is highly unique.

Recently, I had the chance to catch up with Jake Kircher to ask him a few questions about his summer, both from a ministry perspective as well as what he’s doing with his family.

If you don’t know Jake, he’s virtually a Cartel staffer. He leads Open Boston, authored Teaching Teenagers in a Post-Christian World, is the writer for our popular THINK curriculum, and starting this Fall will lead our first YMCP cohort focused on youth ministry in post-Christian contexts. Besides the stuff he does with us he’s also a pastor at Grace Community Church in Connecticut, a husband and dad. Pretty much the only thing I don’t like about Jake is his love of the Red Sox. That just doesn’t make sense to me. At all.

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6 New Digital Products

Phew! 

That’s about all our publishing team can say as we celebrate the release of 6 brand new digital products this week. While we await the arrival of the 3 physical books, here’s what’s available right now for instant download.

A Woman in Youth Ministry by Gina Abbas

A Woman in Youth Ministry

Now available on Kindle

Hypotherables by Jake Bouma and Erik Ullestad

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Available for instant download at our store

One Body by Sam Halverson

One Body

Now available on Kindle

Teaching Teenagers in a Post-Christian World by Jake Kircher

Teaching Teenagers in a Post-Christian World

Now available on Kindle

THINK Volume 1: Culture by Jake Kircher

THINK Volume 1: Culture

 

Available for instant download at our store

Viva: I Am by The Youth Cartel

Viva - I AM

 Available for instant download at our store