• People Skills for Youth Pastors

  • 33 Ways to Meet More People and Make a Bigger Difference in Youth Ministry - Youth Pastor Skills Book 1
  • By: Trevor Hamaker
  • Narrated by: Ron Welch
  • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-07-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Trevor Hamaker
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (15 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

These skills will make you a better youth pastor!
Why should you care about People Skills?
People Skills help you stand out in an interview.
People Skills help you make small talk with students.
People Skills help you recruit and retain volunteers.
People Skills help you gain credibility with parents.
People Skills help you distinguish yourself as a leader in your church.
Do you want to increase the impact of your ministry?
Do you want people to like you, listen to you, and be around you?
Would you like to have better interactions with everyone you meet?
Of course you do!
That's why this book is for you.
People Skills for Youth Pastors is filled with practical tips and techniques that will help you take your ministry and relationships to the next level. You'll learn how to:



Create consistently great first impressions.
Make yourself approachable and available to new people.
Dress for success.
Start a conversation with practically anyone.
Double your likeability factor.
Use nonverbal signals to show you're listening.
Turn acquaintances into friends.
Grow your influence so you're seen a leader.
Own your mistakes to boost your credibility.
Confront people who are causing you problems.

©2015 Trevor Hamaker (P)2015 Trevor Hamaker
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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By meltedadrenalin on 03-24-17

Practical Advice

This book is very practical if you are looking for some guidelines to start, build, maintain, and mend relationships. More important than the actions is the logic behind those actions which the author did well to bring to the surface.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Sean Chandler on 02-04-16

This is Not a Book 'For Youth Pastors'

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Maybe. The biggest problem with this book isn't the content, it's the title. This is a book on people skills BY a youth pastor. It is not a book specifically for youth pastors. The book is a good collection of practices to have good people skills. So I could imagine recommending the book to someone. But it's in NO WAY a useful resource specifically for youth pastors.

Do you think People Skills for Youth Pastors needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

The book could use either a retitle, massive re-write, or a follow up. The book does not explore the unique social dynamics which youth pastors face. As a youth pastor you have to relate to teenagers, earn the respect and trust of their parents, and operate as a professional. This book does not explore this unique dynamic.Likewise the illustrations and examples in the book are virtually never specific to the role of a youth pastor. I can actually only think of one example in the book which related to youth ministry. It would seem there could easily be a re-write or follow up book which takes the 33 skills listed in the book and simply applies them to the different people youth pastors interact with (middle school students, high schoolers, college interns, volunteers, parents, fellow staff/church leaders, and other work relationships).

Any additional comments?

I don't mean to be as negative as my comments would indicate. If the book was titled, "People Skills," I probably would have given it an additional star. But since the book presents itself as "For youth pastors," it does not fulfill that purpose.

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