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If you long to reach kids and see their lives changed by God, this updated, comprehensive guide shows you how. Purpose Driven® Youth Ministry will do for youth ministry what Rick Warren's Gold Medallion award - winning The Purpose Driven 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 Driven® 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
  • 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 Driven 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 ...

  • ©2008 Doug Fields; (P)2008 Doug Fields

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    Leaders are learners...

    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Certainly... don't let the date of this book cause you to miss the practical education within. I have used this student ministry system with groups ranging from 15 students in the 90's to over 300 students in the 00's. This system will help you develop a healthy, balanced student ministry no matter the size of your church. While the application of this book in 2017 has changed, the structure of a healthy ministry has not.

    Any additional comments?

    Read it and read it again (or listen and listen again).

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    A must read!!

    This is a must read for any staff/volunteer in Youth Ministry!! I highly recommend for a ministry whether big or small!

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    A must have for youth ministry

    absolutely amazing. it should be required to read this before entering youth ministry. loved it

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    Waisted my money on this one.....

    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Unless you are at a large mega church this book won't be of any use to you and maybe not then.

    What was most disappointing about Doug Fields’s story?

    Long winded with no quality information.

    Any additional comments?

    Couldn't even finish the book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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    Interested in youth or family ministry? Read this!

    Would you consider the audio edition of Purpose Driven® Youth Ministry to be better than the print version?

    no, but I'm a reader more than a listener

    What did you like best about this story?

    the truth it had for those interested in ministry, regardless of which it is.

    What does Adam Black bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He sounded a lot like Doug Fields actually

    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    it made me wish I had read this book four years ago.

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    Youth Ministry Necessity

    If you work with youth, are a minister of youth or think you are going to ever work with you, you should read this book.

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