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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (332 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Doug Fields Narrator: Adam Black Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2009 ISBN: 9780310302629
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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 - 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 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 identifying, establishing, and building health into your church's youth ministry. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 11/13/2013

    " fulfills it's purpose good, but does not address the concerns of the smaller local church. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian Reagan | 10/14/2013

    " it might have been better if there would have been something for me to use in my situation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerid Krulish | 10/4/2013

    " It was probably pride that kept me from picking up something titled "purpose driven anything", but it's actually helpful. Not life changing, not especially Biblically thoughtful, but, with a grain of salt, useful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debra Langston | 7/31/2013

    " Totally useful in youth ministry; a must read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wade | 6/13/2013

    " This is a great book on Youth Ministry. It is very expansive and includes everything from small groups, to large groups, to training and caring for leaders, to communicating with parents and everything in between else. It is very easy to read and very practical. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alissa | 12/11/2012

    " So I haven't actually read the whole thing, but we went through chunks of it and it was very helpful to use it in making decisions about where our youth ministry is going. The book made us consider the purpose of what we're doing rather than just going ahead full speed for no particular reason. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Craig | 11/16/2012

    " One of the most influential books I've ever read. I really appreciate Fields' passion to pass on the stuff he's learned about youth ministry to us fellow youth pastors. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Bates | 8/7/2011

    " Oh so there is a method "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Daniel Alvers | 7/24/2011

    " Great but gets extremely tedious. Can be overwelming! Borders on performance based ministry in my opinion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 GiGi | 1/1/2011

    " Definately helpful, however some ideas are mainly for bigger ministries. I wish I read his "Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry" first, as that's what Doug Fields reccomends, and I'm on my way into my second year and am yet to read it. "

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About the Author
Author Doug Fields

Doug Fields graduated from Southern California College in 1984 and received his MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary in 1986. A youth pastor for twenty-five years, he has been a global youth ministry leader through his books, speaking, and youth ministry resources. He is the award-winning author of more than forty books, many of which serve as curriculum in seminaries and Bible colleges. Besides speaking regularly to teenagers and the congregation of Saddleback Church, Doug can also be found speaking to youth workers around the world. Doug would say his greatest accomplishment is marrying way out of his league to his wife Cathy of twenty-three years.

About the Narrator

Adam Black is a narrator of audiobooks known for his readings of My Name is Russel Fink, The Well, and Washed and Waiting, among others.