I have attached a copy of my book “The Youth Pastor” along with front and back cover images. I have also attached a short Bible study book called “1:20” This Bible study is based on Phil. 1:20. I have attached the book along with the front and back cover.
Brief description of the book “The Youth Pastor”
I have written a very practical book to help those serving in student ministry. I wanted to write a book that can help those early in student ministry with everyday and every week ministry related issues.
This book will help with all aspects of student ministry including teaching, budgeting, parent ministry, small group success, longevity, student leadership, etc. This book includes questions in each chapter in
which the reader can think about and write in thoughts. At the end of each chapter are a list of prayer points related to the given chapter.
I have a great opportunity to mentor new youth pastors on a regular basis. I have found out that many of them have graduated from Bible College and have the book knowledge but have very little idea of how to run a student ministry in a church setting. I had many of these young youth pastors in mind as I
was writing this book. I believe that this book will help those serving in student ministry to be better prepared for maximum impact on the lives of students, parents and leaders.
Brief description of the Bible study book for teens “1:20” A Bible study based on Philippians 1:20.
This Bible study on Philippians 1:20 takes sections of the verse and breaks it down in to 5 different chapters. Each chapter has a personal story, reference to a Bible character, questions and a prayer.
Section taken from the study intro:
Paul was human just like us. He is not a character in a book called the Bible. He is not a figment of someone’s imagination. Paul was as real as the person writing this study. He didn’t have special powers that made it easier for him to tolerate prison or special powers that gave him the ability to tell others about Jesus. Paul loved God and his fellow man so much that he would not stop just because of a little prison time. During his time of suffering, he was still able to magnify God (1 Corinthians 6:20).
Paul no doubt believed that if he were to go on living, he would do his best to magnify Jesus by telling others about the one who rescued him. If, for some reason, he died as a result of his prison trial, he would still be able to say he magnified the Lord.
In Philippians 1:20 Paul says “I eagerly expect and hope.”
The word “hope” in the Greek doesn’t mean a wish. The word “hope” has the idea of a confidence in the outcome. Paul is looking at his life and is sharing with us what his expectations are as he continues to live. He has a hope that when his life is over he will not have been ashamed of his God. Paul wants his life to reflect the character of God.
If you have any questions I can be reached by the following:
847-825-5507 ext. 32 (church office)
1908 s. Crescent Ave. Park Ridge, IL 60068 (home)
1330 S. Courtland Ave. Park Ridge, IL 60068 (church)
The Panera in Park Ridge, IL where I often study and write (free refils)!
Thank you for your time. May God be given all the glory.
Serving Him Together,