Does your youth group suffer from the "silent complex"? Need help to get them talking about what's really important? Would you like to be a more effective discussion leader? Then look no further! Get 'Em Talking gives you 104 field-tested ideas that will get your kids talking about topics like ...Rock Music - Dating - Serving God - Death - Friendship - Peer Pressure - Anger - Drugs and Alcohol - Gossip - Family - Parents - The Church - Values - Faith - Cheating - Jesus ...and many more! Get 'Em Talking is the perfect resource for anyone who leads discussions. You'll glean the insights of two of the nation's most experienced youth professionals on what makes discussion groups tick, how to get a good discussion started, what to do when problems hit, and much more. Learn How to Effectively Use Discussion Techniques Like: - No-risk Discussions - Rug Discussions - "If" Surveys - Yarn-Sharing Experiences - Relay Discussions - Tape Talk - Groupers - Continuum Discussions -- Get 'Em Talking will quickly become an indispensable part of your youth ministry resource library. Whenever you need a great discussion-starting idea, just reach for Get 'Em Talking!
Scott Koenigsaecker is associate pastor of parish and family life at First Presbyterian Church in Salinas, CA. A specialist in small group development, Scott is a popular youth and family speaker and writer. His contributions have appeared in several publications, including Youthworker Journal (Youth Specialties). The late Mike Yaconelli was in the ministry for forty-two years, both as a pastor and a minister to students. He was owner and cofounder of Youth Specialties, and the author of Messy Spirituality and Dangerous Wonder. Mike was something of a wild man-passionate about life and grace and Jesus. Mike Yaconelli habla y escribe para adolescentes y jovenes adultos alrededor del mundo (a pesar de que no tiene un programa de radio ni recuerda haber estado en television). Es dueno de una compania llamada Especialidades Juveniles (www.YouthSpecialties.com), es pastor de una iglesia y vive en el norte de California.