Purpose Driven Youth Ministry

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.

Purpose Driven Youth Ministry

Author: Doug Fields

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310863635

Page: 400

View: 239

If you long to reach kids and see their lives changed by God, this 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.

Purpose Driven Youth Ministry

Build a vigorous, purpose driven youth ministry with these key concepts: Tap into the power of God - the foundation for any effective ministry. Chart the course of your ministry - clearly with a carefully conceived statement of purpose.

Purpose Driven Youth Ministry

Author: Doug Fields

Publisher: Zondervan Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780310231080

Page: 112

View: 978

The Purpose Driven(r) Youth Ministry Training Kit is here to help you and your leadership team (both adults and student leaders) build a purpose-driven ministry. Designed to prompt group interaction with you as facilitator this kit contains five sessions for your team. If you're starting a youth ministry, look here for firm foundations. If you want to take your existing youth ministry to the next level, turn here for insights and applications that can take your team a quantum leap forward. This clear and easy-to-follow facilitator's guide walks you through each session so you can escort your team into discussion, discovery, and ministry-transforming decisions. Get ready to cover more ground, reap more rewards, and have more fun building a truly purpose-driven youth ministry than you ever dreamed! Build a vigorous, purpose driven youth ministry with these key concepts: Tap into the power of God - the foundation for any effective ministry. Chart the course of your ministry - clearly with a carefully conceived statement of purpose. Identify your target audience - know your students' various spiritual levels and needs. Develop purpose-driven programs that reflect the biblical goals of evangelism, worship, fellowship, discipleship, and ministry. Build a healthy leadership team whose members love each other as they love students.

Purpose Driven Youth Ministry Training Kit

A complete resource kit for youth ministry professionals who are seeking to bring the concepts of he Purpose Driven Youth Ministry success story into their youth groups by providing training resources for their youth leadership teams.

Purpose Driven  Youth Ministry Training Kit

Author: Doug Fields

Publisher: Youth Specialties

ISBN: 9780310231066

Page:

View: 463

A complete resource kit for youth ministry professionals who are seeking to bring the concepts of he Purpose Driven Youth Ministry success story into their youth groups by providing training resources for their youth leadership teams. Includes 1 video, 1 leader's guide, 1 participant's guide.5 sessions; 1 60-minute video.

Purpose Driven Youth Ministry Training Kit Participant s Guide

The Purpose Driven® Youth Ministry Training Kit is here to help you and your leadership team (both adults and student leaders) build a purpose driven ministry.

Purpose Driven Youth Ministry Training Kit Participant s Guide

Author: Doug Fields

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310863619

Page: 80

View: 853

The Purpose Driven® Youth Ministry Training Kit is here to help you and your leadership team (both adults and student leaders) build a purpose driven ministry. Designed to prompt group interaction with you as facilitator this kit contains five sessions for your team. If you're starting a youth ministry, look here for firm foundations. If you want to take your existing youth ministry to the next level, turn here for insights and applications that can take your team a quantum leap forward. This clear and easy-to-follow facilitator's guide walks you through each session so you can escort your team into discussion, discovery, and ministry-transforming decisions. Get ready to cover more ground, reap more rewards, and have more fun building a truly purpose-driven youth ministry than you ever dreamed! Build a vigorous, purpose-driven youth ministry with these key concepts: Tap into the power of God - the foundation for any effective ministry. Chart the course of your ministry - clearly with a carefully conceived statement of purpose. Identify your target audience - know your students' various spiritual levels and needs. Develop purpose-driven programs that reflect the biblical goals of evangelism, worship, fellowship, discipleship, and ministry. Build a healthy leadership team whose members love each other as they love students.

Uncommon Youth Ministry

foreword Without a doubt, Uncommon Youth Ministry is my favorite youth ministry
book ever written. ... thinking, youth ministry modeling and encouragement, I
wrote Purpose-Driven Youth Ministry to complement all that I had learned from
Jim.

Uncommon Youth Ministry

Author: Jim Burns

Publisher: Gospel Light Publications

ISBN: 9780830746835

Page: 320

View: 878

Your Onramp to Launching an Extraordinary Youth Ministry This comprehensive and practical resource about relational youth ministry is designed to help youth leaders build active, healthy youth groups that lead students to commitment to Christ through genuine relationships with their peers and youth workers. Theoretical enough to be used as a youth ministry text, yet practical enough for lay leaders to use effectively. Includes information on relational ministry, understanding youth culture, developing student leadership, building youth staff, discipling for lasting commitment, stimulating individual faith, effective counseling, promoting a sense of mission and evangelism, creative teaching of God's Word, interrelating with parents and the whole church, fundraising, emphasizing authentic worship and so much more!

Experiential Youth Ministry Handbook

You will be pleased with this book's easy-to-use format and these creative, hands-on activities.

Experiential Youth Ministry Handbook

Author: John Losey

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310255325

Page: 176

View: 567

This book provides more than eighty activities youth workers can use to help students connect.

Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry

nar or after someone has finished reading my book, Purpose-Driven® Youth
Ministry, is, “Where do I start?” While many beginning youth workers would love
for me to hand them a checklist of the exact steps to take, it's an impossible
request.

Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry

Author: Doug Fields

Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties

ISBN: 0310569974

Page: 304

View: 995

Since forever altering the course of the youth ministry world with his best-selling, groundbreaking book, Purpose-Driven® Youth Ministry, Doug Fields’ mind—but especially his heart—has been focused on the many unique needs of new youth workers.Doug translated his passion, insight, and vision for his beloved “rookies” into what you’re now reading, Your Fist Two Years in Youth Ministry—hands-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 humor—as if you and Doug were chatting over a long, relaxing meal—the 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 who’ve 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 boards—even veteran youth workers who’ve 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. Hope’s coming!”

Josh McDowell s Youth Ministry Handbook

Recommended Resources by Noncontributing Authors Purpose-Driven Youth
Ministry, by Doug Fields (1998, Zondervan). The compilers of this book highly
recommend Doug's book as well as his PDYM video series. Doug offers practical
tips ...

Josh McDowell s Youth Ministry Handbook

Author: Thomas Nelson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418561835

Page: 200

View: 104

Drawing on the wisdom of insightful leaders around the country, Josh McDowell's Youth Ministry Handbook equips youth workers to help kids connect with God--and with their parents, their peers, and a world in need of Christ. Featuring articles from Dawson McAllister, Barry St. Clair, Jim Burns, Tony Campolo, Al Menconi, John Maxwell, George Barna, and others, this is an invaluable leadership resource with practical, useful ideas for today's youth workers.

Student Ministry for the 21st Century

This essential book provides clear, proven, step-by-step instructions to help youth workers change their youth group into a dynamic student ministry, as well as establish strategic approaches to growth at each level or size of youth ...

Student Ministry for the 21st Century

Author: Bo Boshers

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780310201229

Page: 274

View: 627

This essential book provides clear, proven, step-by-step instructions to help youth workers change their youth group into a dynamic student ministry, as well as establish strategic approaches to growth at each level or size of youth ministry.

Mission Trips from Start to Finish

Whether across the city or across the globe, it can seem daunting to the inexperienced or the unprepared. But with Mission Trips From Start To Finish, you'll find expert advice to make planning and executing yours as simple as possible.

Mission Trips from Start to Finish

Author: Lynne Ellis

Publisher: Group Publishing (Company)

ISBN: 9780764460647

Page: 148

View: 984

Ah, the missions trip. Whether across the city or across the globe, it can seem daunting to the inexperienced or the unprepared. But with Mission Trips From Start To Finish, you'll find expert advice to make planning and executing yours as simple as possible. This practical tool is designed to guide first-time trip planners step-by-step, while also providing old pros with a host of tools to be used over and over again. It'll save you time, headaches, and possibly legal and law enforcement trouble! Prison ministry, anyone? Seven sections cover: Think Big Recruit Your Team Prepare Your Leadership Do the Logistics Train Your Team Serve On Location Returning Home This helpful resource is broken down into three major sections: 1. Rationale and explanation of putting your mission plan together. 2. Dozens of handouts, training sheets, letters, and more (a time-saving dream!) 3. The CD-ROM containing everything from part 2 in Microsoft Word® and PDF formats so you can edit, print, and distribute whatever you need. On the CD-ROM you'll find: Dozens of editable and reproducible handouts, trainings, and more! 3 sets of custom-themed promotional materials Editable poster, postcards, signs and letters PowerPoint backgrounds Blank student journals to accompany your trip T-shirt designs

Youth Ministry Nuts and Bolts Revised and Updated

Doug Fields, Purpose-Driven Youth Ministry (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1998
), 272. 3. This letter is genuine. Only the name and location of the church have
been changed. 4. From the CORE, 2003, Session One. CORE was a one-day ...

Youth Ministry Nuts and Bolts  Revised and Updated

Author: Duffy Robbins

Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties

ISBN: 0310296579

Page: 368

View: 310

Youth ministry veteran and bestselling author, Duffy Robbins, offers an updated and revised edition of his book about the important, behind-the-scenes mechaincs of youth ministry. The tasks of budgeting, decision-making, time management, team ministry, staff relationships, conflict resolution, working with parents, and a range of other issues, are the things that keep a ministry together and functioning well. Nobody gets into youth ministry because they want to think about these things; but a lot of people get out of youth ministry because they didn’t think about them. All youth workers—whether paid or volunteer, full-time or part-time—will find Youth Ministry Nuts and Bolts to be a thoughtful, fun, practical guide to youth ministry administration.

Rebuilding Youth Ministry

I would plan awesome events and really cool programs—that was my plan. Eight
months into ministry, my church sent Maria, the high school youth minister at the
time, two of our volunteers and me to the Purpose Driven Youth Ministry ...

Rebuilding Youth Ministry

Author: Christopher Wesley

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN: 1594715777

Page: 128

View: 499

Christopher Wesley is on the front lines of youth ministry. He’s been in the parish trenches, refocusing an unpopular youth program and making it one where teens feel connected, stay involved, and grow in faith. In Rebuilding Youth Ministry, Wesley offers ten indispensable strategies to help you make your youth programs just as successful. Wesley coaches fellow Catholic ministry leaders on how to overcome common hurdles of ministering to young people. Wesley shares how he faced feelings of complacency, underestimated youth, and entertained rather than ministered in his own parish. Wesley built a distinctive program based on small group faith formation and sustained it with the assistance of more than sixty volunteer adult mentors. Wesley lays out ten strategies that helped grow participation in his high school program from nine teens to ninety and the middle school program from forty teens to eighty-five, including: Making your youth program about more than pizza; Pursuing authentic relationships between small groups and mentors; Shaping a dynamic youth ministry team; and Creating a space that’s welcoming to teens.

Speaking to Teenagers

Purpose-Driven Youth Ministry is packed with learnable concepts that do more
than educate—they stimulate. It wins us over to a way of doing youth ministry the
way it ought to be.” —Mike Yaconelli, Youth Specialties “Doug Fields has not just
 ...

Speaking to Teenagers

Author: Doug Fields

Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties

ISBN: 0310669693

Page: 256

View: 679

Get ready for a crash course in effective communication. More than just a book on how to "do talks," Speaking to Teenagers combines the experience and wisdom of two veteran youth ministry speakers, along with insightful research and practical tools, to help you develop messages that engage students with the love of Christ and the power of his Word.Whether you1re crafting a five-minute devotional or a 30-minute sermon, Speaking to Teenagers is essential to understanding and preparing great messages.Together, Doug Fields and Duffy Robbins show you how they craft their own messages and give you the tools to do it yourself. They'll guide you, step-by-step, through the process of preparing and delivering meaningful messages that effectively communicate to your students.Fields and Robbins walk you through three dimensions of a message - the speaker, the listener, and the message itself‹and introduce you to the concept and principles of inductive communication. You1ll also get helpful tips on finding illustrations for your talk and using them for maximum impact, as well as insights on reading your audience and effective body language.As Speaking to Teenagers guides you toward becoming a more effective communicator, you'll find that this book's practical principles will positively impact the way you view, treat, and communicate to teenagers.

The Student Leadership Training Manual for Youth Workers

Youth Ministry Programming Camps, Retreats, Missions, & Service Ideas (Ideas
Library) Compassionate Kids: Practical Ways ... A Youth Worker's Guide to
DiscipNng Teenagers Purpose-Driven Youth Ministry Purpose- Driven Youth
Ministry ...

The Student Leadership Training Manual for Youth Workers

Author: Chuck Wysong

Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties

ISBN: 0310873894

Page: 240

View: 139

As profound, as relevant, as funny as you are . . . teenagers still listen to each other more than to an adult youth worker.You may grimace, but you can’t deny it--students talking to each other usually means more to them than adults talking to them.The Student Leadership Training Manual helps you equip your senior highers for leading their peers and taking charge of as much of the ministry as they want or are able--helping and evangelizing their peers . . . organizing ministry teams . . . planning and executing their own youth ministry programming.Here are 31 training sessions for discipling student leaders in a small-group setting--sessions that start in the Bible and reach deep into teenagers’ experience . . . ready for you to implement a clear and effective program that trains your students for higher levels of leadership, regardless of where they are now.Plus 24 pages just for you, a veritable primer on how to cultivate student leadership:The role of adultsAuthority vs. responsibilitySetting student leaders up for successTeaching students not just the whats, but the whys and howsHelping them discover their spiritual giftednessPerfect for youth workers, CE directors, associate pastors, and small-group leaders--anyone who works with a youth group’s core kids.

Creative Meetings Bible Lessons and Worship Ideas

How to Expand Your Youth Ministry How to Speak to Youth ... and Keep Them
Awake at the Same Time Junior High Ministry ( Updated & Expanded ) The
Ministry of Nurture : A Youth Worker's Guide to Discipling Teenagers Purpose -
Driven ...

Creative Meetings  Bible Lessons  and Worship Ideas

Author: Youth Specialities

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310220268

Page: 200

View: 677

Nearly 200 ready-to-use ideas for hard-hitting Bible lessons and relevant worship services for teenagers! - Bible Study Meetings . . . Techniques and approaches for making any Bible lesson -- topical or scriptural -- appealing to unchurched teenagers as well as to preachers' kids. - Creative Bible Lessons . . . 'Martha and Mary Malpractice' (page 67), 'Noah and the Ark I. Q. Test' (page 43), and 70 more very different, very fun, and very solid Bible lessons. - Theme Lessons . . . Build an entire lesson on a specific theme. Try 'Feet Meeting' (page 118) -- foot games followed by a lesson on the symbolic importance of washing each other's feet. You aren't into feet? Okay, what about the hands of Jesus? Or the light versus darkness? They're all here! - Bible Games . . . These won't speed your kids into seminary, but they certainly go a long way toward making the Bible interesting to your students -- and fun, too! - Worship Services . . . Some are informal, others have a liturgical feel -- and all are innovative. Here are the ideas for communion, confession, music, prayer, and Scripture reading. And More . . . Full lessons (all the components are here, from opening mixers to closing prayers), board games (with reproducible game 'boards'), and ideas for using guest speakers and special projects. Whether you're a youth worker or a recreation director at a church, school, club, or camp -- Creative Meetings, Bible Lessons, and Worship Ideas is your storehouse of proven, youth-group tested ideas.

Talking the Walk

Youth Ministry Programming CampSj Retreats, Missions, & Service Ideas {Ideas
Library) Compassionate Kids: ... A Youth Workers Guide to Discipling Teenagers
Purpose -Driven Youth Ministry Purpose-Driven Youth Ministry Training Kit So ...

Talking the Walk

Author: Dave Bartlett

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310864283

Page: 168

View: 997

Cultivate Intimacy and Honesty in Your Youth Ministry’s Small Groups Here are 31 small-group meetings about--well, small groups. After all, the kind of honest sharing, perceptive silence, compassionate boldness, and mutual growth that are the marks of an effective and attractive small group don’t always come naturally. With the complete sessions in Talking the Walk--all of them customized precisely for small groups--—you can lead your small group of teenagers from just getting comfortable with kids they don’t usually hang with, to talking honestly, listening carefully, and understanding themselves and each other. The first five meetings are a gradual, gentle introduction to the idea of communication, confidences, and listening skills--the mechanics and heart of small-group dynamics--then on to more than two dozen topical meetings about issues that matter most to adolescents: how to face life’s tensions; self esteem; change; sexuality; giving and receiving love; clarifying future goals; friends; family; forgiveness; diversity; conflict; moods; priorities--and more, all of them based in Bible passages . . . appropriate for mixed groups of churched and unchurched kids . . . and each session with more than enough creative and quirky ideas, so you can select those that best fit your style and your small group’s temperament. Perfect for outreach and evangelism groups, discipleship groups, Sunday school, midweek cell groups--any time you want small groups of your students to grow together in community, in intimacy, in faith. (Previously published as Honest to God) 31 sessions.

Drama Skits and Sketches

How to Expand Your Youth Ministry How to Speak to Youth...and Keep Them
Awake at the Same Time Junior High Ministry (Updated & Expanded) The
Ministry of Nurture: A Youth Worker's Guide to Discipling Teenagers Purpose-
Driven ...

Drama  Skits  and Sketches

Author: Youth Specialties,

Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties

ISBN: 0310872065

Page: 192

View: 807

80 sure-fire scripts and other onstage fun to illustrate your lessons and enliven your events! - Just for Fun . . . Short stunts, funny skits, sight gags, easy prep -- we've got 'em all. If you have even one or two students who love hamming it up and making spectacles of themselves, you'll find plenty of funny fodder here. - Spontaneous Melodramas . . . Fueled by groans, catcalls, cheers, and boos from your small or large audience, student actors in these no-rehearsal melodramatic spoofs will bring down the house. Don't know what spontaneous melodramas are? Plunge into an entertaining and instructive explanation of what they are and how to use them for the most effect, beginning on page 51. - Sketches with a Point . . . Drama is an ideal medium for grabbing people's attention and priming them for a meeting, a talk, or a Bible study. Have a particular topic in mind? Find your topic (in the topical index, page 7), and you're on your way to just the right script. Whether you're a youth worker or recreation director in a church, school, club, or camp -- Drama, Skits, & Sketches is your storehouse of proven, youth-group tested ideas.

Wild Truth Bible Lessons 2

Youth. Ministry. Programming. Camps, Retreats, Missions, & Service Ideas (Ideas
Library) Compassionate Kids: Practical ... Student Evangelism Training Kit
Purpose-Driven Youth Ministry Training Kit Real Kids: Short Cuts Real Kids: The
Real ...

Wild Truth Bible Lessons 2

Author: Mark Oestreicher

Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties

ISBN: 031087422X

Page: 96

View: 468

Wild Bible characters . . . wild activities, games, discussion starters, and video ideas . . . wild truths for living. Put them all together, blend well, and you’ve got Wild Truth Bible Lessons 2--12 more dynamite lessons for junior high youth groups by Mark Oestreicher. Like its fun, creative predecessor, Wild Truth Bible Lessons, this book invites kids to discover the adventure of faith through the events and responses of real Bible people who did wild things for God. Based on another 12 personalities from the list of characters in Wild Truth Journal: 50 Life Lessons from the Scriptures, each lesson reaches back into history to help junior highers learn about Bible people and principles--and then reaches forward to challenge students to make better decisions, better friends, and better lives. 12 lessons.

Spontaneous Melodramas

How to Expand Your Youth Ministry How to Speak to Youth...and Keep Them
Awake at the Same Time Junior High Ministry (Updated & Expanded) The
Ministry of Nurture: A Youth Worker's Guide to Discipling Teenagers Purpose-
Driven ...

Spontaneous Melodramas

Author: Doug Fields

Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties

ISBN: 0310877415

Page: 104

View: 663

You know them as hilarious, boisterous skits that get kids involved, whether they're hamming up front, or in the audience cheering for the good guys, hissing the bad guys, and getting nearly as animated as the onstage actors. Better yet, these no-rehearsal skits are comic takes on 24 classic Bible stories, from Babel to Zacchaeus. Use these skits to take your students into or out of your Bible lesson -- for the humor never buries the central message of the Bible passage. Inside you'll find 12 Old Testament and 12 New Testament stories -- like these: - The First Tongue Twister (the Tower of Babel) - Josephine's Dream (Joseph and his brothers) - The Young and the Hairless (Samson and Delilah) - Dave, the Wave, and the Giant Kahuna (David and Goliath) - Dances with Lions (Daniel) - World Serious: The Empire Strikes Out (the temptation of Jesus) - Good Sam, the Levis, and Judas Priest (parable of the Good Samaritan) - Showdown at Tombstone (Jesus and the demon-possessed man) Unchurched teenagers who can't tell Samson from Solomon, or long-time youth group kids -- everyone will love not merely hearing or reading Bible stories, but doing them. Welcome to more than a year's worth of slapstick, pratfalls, and melodrama. These Bible-story skits are anything but solemn, but they'll make Bible stories memorable for your students.

Global Youth Ministry

At the same time, however, because of the failed attempts at copying The
Purpose-Driven Youth Ministry approach, the "seeker sensitive" approach, the
youth-church approach, and other models, it's evident that there's a strong focus
on the ...

Global Youth Ministry

Author: Terry D. Linhart

Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties

ISBN: 031041055X

Page: 256

View: 991

As the world's youth population continues to grow and interact globally in an instant through blogging, texting, and social networking, youth ministry is adapting in equal fashion. Authors Terry Linhart and David Livermore offer advice that's substantiated by more than twenty prominent worldwide youth leaders: be prepared. Global Youth Ministry is the first textbook to recognize the phenomenon of global youth ministry and to coordinate leading youth ministry voices in a discussion of the theological, theoretical, sociocultural, and historical issues that shape ministries around the world. Traditionally, students of international youth ministries have had to wade through a range of sources, perspectives, and agendas. This versatile text distills all that, and focuses on real-world experiences, challenges, and issues that are part of international ministries. This book is essential reading for undergraduate and graduate-level students and youth ministry leaders who have a heart for missions, social awareness and spiritual empathy, and a desire to serve young people around the world.