Playing for Keeps/Losing Your Marbles

Orange Books - In playing for keeps, you will discover six things every kid needs over time, and 18 practical ideas so you can make what really matters matter more. There are some things adults just can't do for kids. Playing for keeps is a book for parents and leaders and anyone else who influences the lives of kids and teenagers.

At some point it just starts to break down. And you can't make a kid love God. You can't make a teenager not date someone. You can't force a toddler to love broccoli.

It's Just a Phase--So Don't Miss It: Why Every Life Stage of a Kid Matters and at Least 13 Things Your Church Should Do About It

Orange Books - One thing that robs kids of their childhood is the phrase, "I can't wait until. In a culture where everybody wants to hurry through to what is next, It's Just a Phase "presses pause" and reminds leaders to pay attention to what's critical in every stage so kids will know they matter. To reason, improve, and lead It can change.

. It can change how every kid sees God, and that could change every kid's future. Caz mccaslin, president and founder, Upward Sports This is a crash course in child development that could radically change the way the church relates to kids and teenagers. How the parents next door see your church. You will love how this book helps you, as a leader or a parent, leverage both time and influence at every stage of the adventure.

It's Just a Phase--So Don't Miss It: Why Every Life Stage of a Kid Matters and at Least 13 Things Your Church Should Do About It - That means the whining infant, the dramatic fifth grader, and the stressed-out tenth grader are not just going through a phase that should be wished away. But more importantly. How first graders see themselves. How the executive staff views children and youth ministry.

Don't Miss It: Parent Every Week Like It Counts

Orange Books - It gives parents a simple strategy for parenting every week like it counts. To read more about the Phase Project, visit JustAPhase. Com. For more resources like this, visit OrangeBooks. Com. You know what your kid is going through is just a phase, but what does that really mean? Don't Miss It by Reggie Joiner and Kristen Ivy reminds parents that phases are not just periods of time to be survived, but opportunities to be maximized.

It can help them reprioritize their time with their kids; it may even change how they see their kids and themselves. And because parents are busy, it's designed to take an hour or less to read. It's just a phase. So don't miss it.

Parenting Beyond Your Capacity: Connect Your Family to a Wider Community

Orange Books - In parenting beyond your capacity, reggie joiner and carey Nieuwhof help parents discover a bigger story in which to involve their family, one in which multiple influential voices combine in order to tell kids the same thing: that a relationship with God really matters. Small group discussion starter videos available for download, for free, at TheParentCue.

Org. Parenting beyond your capacity can help parents establish a lifestyle in which they: Invite others to invest in their children to help shape and determine the direction of their lives. For more resources like this, visit OrangeBooks. Com and ThinkOrange. Com. Includes small group questions. Parenting beyond your capacity provides us with a practical and revolutionary approach to the responsibility most of us find daunting parenting.

Parenting Beyond Your Capacity: Connect Your Family to a Wider Community - Create a culture of unconditional love to fuel the emotional and moral health of their children. Tap into the power of quality moments together, building a sense of purpose through everyday experiences. This book will equip you to be successful throughout your child's development. Andy stanley, senior pastor of North Point Community Church When parents and the church work together, the impact on kids increases dramatically.

Lead Small: Five Big Ideas Every Small Group Leader Needs to Know

Orange Books - Those who are picking a college. You know that every stage and phase of life needs a unique kind of influence. Those who watch Disney. Those who are learning to drive. It establishes five common threads so that those who choose to lead in any size church can work off the same blueprint. You are a little of all of those things.

Those who wear diapers. Small groups come in many sizes. Remember, you aren't supposed to be any of those things. Lead small: five big ideas every small Group Leader Needs to Know clarifies the responsibilities of the small group leader who works with children and teenagers. With personal insight and practical advice, Reggie Joiner and Tom Shefchunas will show you how to do something small for a big impact.

Lead Small: Five Big Ideas Every Small Group Leader Needs to Know - But what exactly do you do? what exactly is your job? It's possible that you may feel lost at times, like your role falls somewhere between a parent and a friend, a coach and a teacher. If you're a small group leader, you believe in the power of community. When you lead small, you choose to invest in the lives of a few to encourage authentic faith.

When you lead small, you realize that what you do for a few has more potential than what you do for many.

Creating a Lead Small Culture: Make Your Church a Place Where Kids Belong

Orange Books - Every kid needs to be known by someone and to belong somewhere. Creating a lead small Culture is a must read for every senior leader and leadership team. That's one reason for a shift in the way many churches are discipling their kids and teenagers. In a masterful and engaging way, reggie, kristen, teens, and Elle explain the behaviors every team can incorporate into their culture to see kids, and families flourish through the ministry of the local church.

Jeff henderson, and researcher, gwinnett church As a parent, leader, lead pastor, my goal is that all kids will be surrounded by adults who lovingly help them be changed by Christ to change the world around them. This has been a huge blessing to us as parents. Our daughter, cole, jesse, and our son, have been greatly influenced through small group leaders who share our values and yet speak to our kids from a different perspective.

Creating a Lead Small Culture: Make Your Church a Place Where Kids Belong - Creating a lead small culture: make your church a place Where Kids Belong, by Reggie Joiner, and Elle Campbell, Kristen Ivy, is for every leader of small group leaders. Think of it this way: connecting kids and teens to a consistent leader who believes in God and believes in them is something the church can do that nothing else in culture does.

This wise book gives your church the practical tools you need to make that goal a reality. Kara powell, phd, executive director of fuller Youth Institute FYI I's one thing to see the potential in small groups; it's another to create a church culture in which small groups thrive. As a pastor, i highly recommend Creating a Lead Small Culture to anyone who works with kids and teenagers.

Think Orange: Imagine the Impact When Church and Family Collide...

David C. Cook - What can the church do to empower the family? How can the family emphasize the work of the church? They can Think Orange. Founder of the orange conference, reggie Joiner looks at what would happen if the church and families combined their efforts to create a revolutionary strategy to affect the lives of children.

Families and churches are each working hard to build faith in kids, but imagine the potential results when the two environments synchronize, maximizing their individual efforts. Think orange shows church leaders how to make radical changes so they can:• engage parents in an integrated strategy • Synchronize the home and church around a clear message • Provoke parents and kids to fight for their relationships with each other • Recruit mentors to become partners with the family • Mobilize the next generation to be the churchWith a transparent, youth, authentic approach that gives every family and church hope for being more effective in their common mission, Think Orange rethinks the approach to children’s, and family ministry.

Think Orange: Imagine the Impact When Church and Family Collide... - Former family ministry director reggie joiner looks at what would happen if churches and families decided they could no longer do business as usual, but instead combined their efforts and began to work off the same page for the sake of the kids.  .

The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family: Over 100 Practical and Tested Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Kids

Zondervan -  . The sticky faith guide for your family addresses one of the top current concerns about youth and the church: the reality that nearly half of all young people raised in Christian families walk away from their faith when they graduate from high school. Powell is a parent of three children who authentically weaves her own experiences throughout the book, the chapter topics correlate with parenting principles proven in national research.

Second, it is positive. But here’s the good news: research also shows that parents are one of the primary influences on their child’s faith. This book arises from the innovative, and extensively field-tested project known as “Sticky Faith, research-based, ” designed to equip parents with insights and ideas for nurturing long-term faith in children and young people.

Because of the fuller youth institute’s six years of research with more than 500 young people, and 50 families, it’s grounded in sophisticated, four of this guidebook’s unique qualities make it a “must have” for families eager to point their young people toward long-term faithFirst, 100 churches, academically verified data.

The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family: Over 100 Practical and Tested Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Kids - While Dr. Amid gloomy and theoretical resources, this book leaves parents empowered and hopeful that even little tweaks to their family rhythms can make a big difference. Third, it is practical. Readers get what they want most: more than 100 ideas from other parents they can try today, this week, or this month.

Fourth, its “guidebook” format is accessible.

A New Kind of Leader: What You Believe Can Open a Door for a Kid or Teenager's Future

Orange Books - These seven beliefs and applications characterize a new kind of leader. Not necessarily a new leader, or someone who is radically different from other leaders. For more resources like this, visit OrangeBooks. Com. There are kids everywhere who need a new kind of leader. A new kind of leader by reggie joiner is a concise guide to seven values common to many innovative, passionate leaders determined to build authentic faith in the next generation.

But someone who understands that when the church and the family work together, their combined influences make a greater impact on kids.

Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids

Zondervan - Research shows that almost half of graduating high school seniors struggle deeply with their faith. Kara E. Recognizing the ramifications of that statistic, the fuller Youth Institute FYI conducted the “College Transition Project” in an effort to identify the relationships and best practices that can set young people on a trajectory of lifelong faith and service.

Powell and youth expert chap Clark empower parents with positive and practical ideas to nurture within their kids a living, loving faith that lasts a lifetime. Nearly every christian parent in America would give anything to find a viable resource for developing within their kids a deep, dynamic faith that "sticks" long term.

Sticky faith is also available in Spanish, Cómo criar jóvenes de fe sólida. Fuller youth Institute Executive Director Dr. Written by authors known for the integrity of their research and the intensity of their passion for young people, Sticky Faith is geared to spark a movement that empowers adults to develop robust and long-term faith in kids of all ages.

Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids - Further engage your family and church with the Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family, Sticky Faith curriculum, and Sticky Faith youth worker edition – all available now. Zondervan. Based on fyi findings, this easy-to-read guide presents both a compelling rationale and a powerful strategy to show parents how to actively encourage their children’s spiritual growth so that it will stick to them into adulthood and empower them to develop a living, lasting faith.

Sticky Faith delivers.

Sustainable Children's Ministry: From Last-Minute Scrambling to Long-Term Solutions

IVP Books - Sustainable children’s Ministry will help you build a ministry foundation that will still be standing long after you are gone. Zondervan. Flash and fizz can be effective at attracting young families, but without sustainable systems beneath the unforgettable moments, the impact is almost always short-lived.

Are you a children's ministry leader on the edge of burnout? Do you find yourself working harder and harder to tame the chaos? Mark DeVries and Annette Safstrom know how you feel. In this practical resource, you’ll learn how to recruit volunteers, partner with parents, navigate politics, and care for your own soul instead of frantically scrambling to do it all yourself.