• Youth Work from Scratch
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    ISBN: 9780857212566

    Pages: 192

    Publication date: 7-11-2013

    Format: Paperback

    Imprint: Monarch Books

    $ 19.99


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    Category: Ministry

    Youth Work from Scratch

    How to Launch or Revitalize a Church Youth Ministry


    Many churches and Christian organizations have plowed money and resources into youth ministry programs only to see their initiatives wither along with their confidence and enthusiasm. As the longtime editor of Youthwork magazine, Martin Saunders has witnessed the fate of these programs but he also has observed programs with vitality and longevity that have made long-lasting differences in youths’ lives.

    In Youth Work from Scratch Saunders condenses his considerable experience into short, easily digestible chapters that address the nuts and bolts of a successful youth program. He uses case studies to illustrate his principles and addresses starting new programs as well as regenerating existing ones.

    Saunders tackles both practical issues—such as how to handle a first term as a leader, how to encourage young people to lead, how to build for the long term, recruiting and training volunteers, and what to do when leaders run out of steam—and strategic questions—such as formulating and communicating a clear vision, and identifying appropriate models of youth ministry. Additionally, the book doesn’t neglect attention to the spiritual essentials such as adopting strong spiritual disciplines and soliciting prayer support.

    Youthwork from Scratch is a must for any church leader involved in youth ministry.