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Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
Publication Date: 2002
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
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Since forever altering the course of the youth ministry world with his best-selling, groundbreaking book, Purpose-Driven® Youth Ministry, Doug Fields mindbut especially his hearthas been focused on the many unique needs of new youth workers. Doug translated his passion, insight, and vision for his beloved "rookies" into what youre now reading, Your Fist Two Years in Youth Ministryhands-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 humoras if you and Doug were chatting over a long, relaxing mealthe 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: · Dealing with discouragement · Establishing a solid spiritual foundation · Building effective relationships with students · Resolving conflict · Ministering to parents and families · Trailblazing change · Working with volunteers · Defining a realistic job description · And 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 whove composed extensive, topical essays for each of the dozen 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 boardseven veteran youth workers whove been ministering in unstructured environments and are now asking, "What did I miss? What can I still learn?" The first two years of youth ministry are never easy. But never fear. Doug fervently assures us: "Hang on. Hopes coming!"
Doug Fields has been a leader in youth ministry for over 30 years. In addition to being a youth pastor at two churches for 11 and 20 years, Doug is the founder of Simply Youth Ministry, the co-founder of Downloadyouthministry.com, the author of more than 50 books, and is currently working with Youth Specialties & Azusa Pacific University (HomeWords Center for Youth/Family). More information about Doug is available at www.dougfields.com.
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Melissa5 Stars Out Of 5July 25, 2003MelissaThis is a great tool for those who are beginning youth ministry either vocationally or as a volunteer, or perhaps just beginning work at a new church. The information that Doug Fields provides is practical, encouraging, as well as entertaining. I recommend this book to anyone involved in youth ministry.
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