Community-Building Ideas for Ministry with Young Teens
Community-Building Ideas for Ministry with Young Teens contains 80 team-building exercises that help young adolescents build solid, trusting relationships with peers in a nurturing, emotionally safe, and personally challenging atmosphere.
Copyright: Jan. 1, 2001
Size: 8.312 x 10.75
Length: 208 pages
Item number: 3404
By Sean Buvala, Center for Creative Ministry
By Mary Lee Becker, consultant, trainer, and author, Fraser, Michigan
Archdiocese of Milwaukee Early Adolescent Alternative Models Project Newsletter, September-October, 2000
"Never judge a book by its cover!" There seems to be just one overall complaint for the series—the dull colors of the cover and layout are not eye-catching. But according to the four youth ministers who carefully looked them over, we shouldn't let that stop us from discovering the value in these wonderful books!
The books are laid out with 20 or more strategies. Each strategy gives you: (1) a suggested time it takes; (2) group size; (3) special considerations—if there are any; (4) materials needed; (5) procedure; (6) alternative approaches; (7) scriptural connections; (8) notes—a place where you can jot your own notes. And naturally, "Ownership of the book includes permission to duplicate any part of it for use with program participants."
Here are the main comments of our reviewers on the four volumes now available:
Reviewed by Bob Nolan of St. Joe's in Grafton.
Justice and Service Ideas
Reviewed by Bob Steckbauer of St. John's in South Milwaukee.
Reviewed by Shelly Schwingle of St. Matthew's in Oak Creek.
Holiday and Seasonal Ideas
Reviewed by Carol Fischer of St. Alphonsus in Greendale.