Purpose-driven Youth Ministry: 9 Essential Foundations for Healthy Growth

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Zondervan, 1998 - Religion - 395 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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Very applicable to today's youth

User Review  - Stormy - Christianbook.com

The author has wonderful ideas that can be adapted to a youth group of any size. Great insight into a youth pastor/director's day to day functions. A must read for anyone involved in youth ministry - paid or volunteer. Read full review

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User Review  - Tia Floyd - Christianbook.com

If your looking to better your youth ministry and to give you an even better understanding of how to lead and be led in a youth ministry, this is the book for you. Read full review

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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 andamp; Azusa Pacific University (HomeWord's Center for Youth/Family). More information about Doug is available at www.dougfields.com. SPANISH BIO: Doug Fields estuvo involucrado en el ministerio juvenil por mas de 2 decadas, y es autor de unos 30 libros --incluidos 'Ministerio juvenil con proposito' y 'Tus primeros dos anos en el ministerio juvenil'. Es egresado del Seminario Teologico Fuller, en el que obtuvo una maestria en divinidades. Asimismo, fue pastor de jovenes en la iglesia Saddleback y es orador frecuente en eventos de Especialidades Juveniles.

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