Synopses & Reviews
Since forever altering the course of the youth ministry world with his best-selling, groundbreaking book, Purpose-Driven(R) Youth Ministry, Doug Fields' mind--but especially his heart--has been focused on the many unique needs of new youth workers.
Doug translated his passion, insight, and vision for his beloved "rookies" into what you're now reading, Your Fist Two Years in Youth Ministry--hands-down the most comprehensive companion to not only surviving, but also thriving, during the most crucial phase of youth ministry.
Employing his renowned wisdom and humor--as if you and Doug were chatting over a long, relaxing meal--the author disarmingly relates stories and principles from his own successes and failures over 20-plus years in youth ministry. In the end, he offers treasure troves of practical advice, all in the hope that new youth workers can travel a smoother path and achieve real longevity in a church culture that all too often chews them and spits them out.
Doug covers all-important issues such as:
B7Dealing with discouragement
B7Establishing a solid spiritual foundation
B7Building effective relationships with students
B7Ministering to parents and families
B7Working with volunteers
B7Defining a realistic job description
B7And many others!
In addition, a chorus of insightful sidebar voices joins your conversation with Doug, among them ministry veterans Jim Burns, Steve Gerali, Mike Yaconelli, Helen Musick, Chap Clark, Marv Penner, Rick Warren, Jana L. Sundene, Bo Boshers, Duffy Robbins, Tony Campolo, and Richard Ross, all who've composed extensive, topical essays for each of thedozen chapters.
Your First Two Years of Youth Ministry is a must-have tool for new youth workers, volunteers, seminary professors and students, senior pastors, elders, church boards--even veteran youth workers who've been ministering in unstructured environments and are
This guide to the concept of Purpose-Driven( youth ministry addresses issues about where to start, dealing with discouragement, establishing heart essentials, becoming family friendly, being with students, and working as a team.
The sequel to the first bestseller, Purpose-Driven(R) Youth Ministry, this book addresses twelve valuable steps that will help readers take the first steps as they begin their ministry. An invaluable resource for anyone in youth ministry and ideal for first-timers, veterans, or college students in youth ministry.