A Chance to Serve

A Leader's Manual for Peer Ministry 

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By Brian Reynolds


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A Chance to Serve is a formation program that enables teenagers to become effective ministers to their peers. This systematic program offers interested young people a progressive sequence of opportunities for growth in personal faith, for community building, and for leadership training. Written by Brian Reynolds, cofounder of the Center for Ministry Development, this training program has been successfully piloted in several different settings around the country. This peer ministry training program is suitable for use in a variety of settings: schools, parishes, retreat centers, youth programs, campus ministry, or diocesan youth organizations.

The leader's manual is organized into three sections:

  • Section 1 presents the conceptual and theoretical framework of peer ministry.
  • Section 2 addresses the practical aspects of establishing a program.
  • Section 3, which forms the heart of the training program, consists of 18 detailed 150-minute training modules, including copies of the worksheets for the young people.

A bibliography contains additional peer ministry resources for the reader.

product details

Copyright: Jan. 1, 1983

Format: Paperback

Size: 8.5 x 11

Length: 152 pages

ISBN: 978-0-88489-153-6

ISBN-10: 0-88489-153-4

customer reviews

Still a Relavent Classic


By Ela, New York

I bought this book years ago when I was in a parish. I still recommend it to others because the skills young people learn are critical for effective youth leadership development.