Sustainable Youth Ministry: Why Most Youth Ministry Doesn't Last and What Your Church Can Do about It

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$22.00  $20.46
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IVP
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Pages
240
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.2 X 0.7 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780830833610

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About the Author

Mark DeVries is the founder of Youth Ministry Architects, a coaching service which has allowed him to develop and test the ideas in this book as he has worked together with church leaders and youth ministers. He also oversees the youth ministry at First Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee. His books include Family-Based Youth Ministry.

Reviews

"If you want to read a book that will challenge you to develop the gifts God has entrusted to you, whether you will be personally involved in ministry or not, you will find practical advice in it to help you and your church build a strong, sustainable youth ministry."

Russ Laughlin, Ministry, July 2009

"DeVries offers a treasure of practical wisdom on the cultural and institutional prerequisites for youth ministry. This book should be required reading for any search committee that thinks it can solve all youth ministry problems with the next great hire. DeVries reveals how hard work, curiosity and hope make it possible to learn from inevitable failures."

Fred Edie, Christian Century, May 3, 2011

If you want to read a book that will challenge you to develop the gifts God has entrusted to you, whether you will be personally involved in youth ministry or not, you will find practical advice in it to help you and your church build a strong, sustainable youth ministry.

Russ Laughlin, Ministry, July 2009

Until senior pastors and elders take the wisdom and experience unleashed in this book seriously, they will continue to roll the dice in hope of landing on a sustainable youth ministry.

Mark Cannister, Youth Worker Journal, January/February 2010

Every now and then a resource comes along that reshapes how we think about youth ministry. Mark's is exactly that kind of book. More than just a bunch of ideas that work; it's a combination of philosophy and ideology that will shape the future of your ministry. There's something for everyone in this fantastic read.

The Journal of Student Ministries, Winter 2009