Veteran youth worker Matt Murphy and seminary professor Brad Widstrom have teamed up to write 99 Thoughts on Caring for Your Youth Group and offer a wealth of practical tools, tips, and techniques to help you become a youth worker who is equipped to care for teenagers from the coffee house to the crisis moments. Their thoughts are divided into five categories:
- Created to Care (Who You Are As a Caregiver)
- Skilled to Care (Equipping Yourself As Caregiver)
- Caring Lifestyle (Routine Care)
- Specific Interventions (Significant Issues)
- Skilled Response (Crisis Moments)
Brad Widstrom is Associate Professor of Youth Ministry at Denver Seminary. He has been involved in the lives of teenagers for over 30 years as pastor, educator, mentor, and friend. He loves anything outdoors and is addicted to Columbine High School football. Go Rebels!
Matt Murphy is a 14-year veteran of youth ministry across multiple contexts. He is married to his wonderful wife Darcy. He combines his background in clinical social work, education at Denver Seminary with his passion for helping hurting teenagers and youth workers. You can find more about him on his blog at EngagingTheShadowsofYouthMinistry.com.