Purpose Driven Youth Ministry (Google eBook)

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Zondervan, Dec 15, 2009 - Religion - 400 pages
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If you long to reach kids and see their lives changed by God, this comprehensive guide shows you how. Purpose DrivenŽ Youth Ministry will do for youth ministry what Rick Warren's Gold Medallion award-winning, The Purpose DrivenŽ Church is doing for pastoral ministry. It's an indispensable guide to creating and maintaining youth ministry for the long run. It will help you create a solid spiritual team that builds the foundations of the Christian faith into the hearts and lives of young people. Forged around the fundamental purposes of evangelism, discipleship, fellowship, ministry, and worship, Purpose DrivenŽ Youth Ministry uses the experiences of Saddleback Church to illustrate what a healthy Youth ministry can be. Nine transferable principles help you - Connect with the power of God for passionate, committed leadership - Define the purpose of your ministry and communicate it effectively - Identify your potential audience - Create programs that reach your audience and fulfill God's purposes - Implement processes that move students to maturity - Enhance your ministry with clearly defined values - Team up with parents to involve the whole family - Find volunteers and develop them into participating leaders - Persevere through tough times and thrive in an ever-changing environment. Balancing both theory and practice, Purpose DrivenŽ Youth Ministry can be applied to any church setting, regardless of size, denomination, facilities, resources, and existing leadership. Purpose-Driven Youth Ministry will help you develop a ministry that equips students rather than a ministry that coordinates events. Doug Fields says, "My goal for this book is to coach you through a plan to build a healthy youth ministry that isn't dependent on one great youth leader and won't be destroyed when the youth worker leaves the church. It's not a book on how to grow your youth ministry with six easy steps; it's about identifying, establishing, and building health into your church's youth ministry.
  

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Was supposed to read this for work, but never made it all the way through. I don't believe you can plan out the success of a ministry with a formula or like a business. Where's the Holy Spirit? Read full review

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When I was being ministered to as a youth in my church's youth ministry, this was the system I was propelled to. I don't think I turned out that well according to plan but eventually through God's ... Read full review

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Contents

Foreword
11
rUc pown? OF
27
PURPOSF
43
POTrNTUL
83
Reaching Community Students
103
Nurturing Congregation Students
137
Preparing Committed Students
156
Challenging Core Students
173
PARENTS
251
PARTICIPATING LEADERS
271
PERSEVERANCE
313
Your First Two Years
359
Guide to Programs
365
Volunteer Application Packet
372
Youth Ministry Staff Commitments
385
Index
391

Using a Visual Process to Communicate
209
PLANNED
231

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About the author (2009)

Doug Fields has been a leader in youth ministry for over 30 years. In addition to being a youth pastor at two churches for 11 and 20 years, Doug is the founder of Simply Youth Ministry, the co-founder of Downloadyouthministry.com, the author of more than 50 books, and is currently working with Youth Specialties & Azusa Pacific University (HomeWord’s Center for Youth/Family). More information about Doug is available at www.dougfields.com.

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