Synopses & Reviews
If you long to reach kids and see their lives changed by God, this comprehensive guide shows you how.
Moving to the fundamental purpose of evangelism, discipleship, friendship, ministry and worship, "Purpose Driven Youth Ministry" uses the experience of Saddleback Church to illustrate what a youth ministry can do. Here are nine basic principles that will help you:
-Connect the power of God with an enthusiastic and 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 help develop them into participating leaders
-Persevere through tough times and thrive in an ever-changing environment.
Balancing both theory and practice, "Purpose Driven Youth Ministry" can be applied to any church setting, regardless of size, denomination, facilities, resources, and existing leadership.
This book 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 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."