Volunteer Like a Pro
Zondervan/Youth Specialties, January 2009, 144 pp., $12.99, www.youthspecialties.com
Volunteer Like a Pro is Jim Hancock’s attempt to squeeze 20 years of youth ministry experience into a crash course on volunteer youth leading. Each two-to-three page chapter touches on an important aspect of lay ministry with teens. Youth workers should read it cover to cover and then keep it around as a reference. It will quickly become the second-most-useful handbook for working with teenagers* in the church (if you can’t guess the first you should probably be fired).
This book will be an indispensable tool for training youth workers It provides excellent advice for those less frequent tasks like hospital visits, while touching on many of the finer points of student ministry.
I gave a copy to each of my leader’s this year, two days later I got this email.
LOVE the book by Jim Hancock! I’ve read it thru once, and I’m going thru it again. Love the parts about the different phases of ministry as your own children get older…good advice for me. Also the parts about getting worse at some things, but better at others. Good stuff.
It really is a wonderful book, grab a copy (or 10) for your team today.