ABOUT THE BOOK
It’s Personal is for small group leaders of children and students. A practical guide for a personal (and more effective and fulfilling) approach to discipling children and teenagers, it develops and illustrates one of the best practices from companion volume Lead Small: “Make It Personal.”
Consider giving this short read to all your small group leaders, rookie or veteran, as a part of your training during the summer and fall. Use it to get everyone in your age-group ministries (staff and volunteer, preschool through high school) on the same page. Now in hardback.
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Virginia Ward is the associate pastor at Abundant Life Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and director of leadership and mentored ministries at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Boston Campus, where she teaches classes in urban youth ministry and leadership and directs mentored ministries. She is a keynote and workshop speaker for the Orange Tour and national youth worker conferences. Virginia and her husband, Bishop Lawrence Ward, live in Boston and have two grown sons.
Reggie Joiner is the founder and CEO of Orange, an organization designed to redefine ministry approaches for churches and family environments. For nearly 40 years, he’s mentored teachers and leaders who influence the next generation. Reggie and his wife, Debbie, have raised four kids into adulthood.
Kristen Ivy is the president of Orange and a co-founder of The Phase Project. Kristen blends a background in child development with a master of divinity and over 15 years of leading children and students. She and her husband, Matt, have three children in the elementary and middle school phases.