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

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by Mark DeVries

What is going wrong? What would it take to build a ministry that withstands the revolving door of youth ministers? Based on his own experience as a youth minister and on his work with churches in crisis, Mark DeVries pinpoints problems that cause division and burnout. He then provides the practical tools and structures needed to lay a strong foundation for ministry-one that isn't built solely on a person. In these pages he offers accessible guidance for creating a realistic job description, making wise hiring decisions, equipping youth pastors to build a strong volunteer team, helping youth pastors set and keep boundaries, creating a road map for navigating church politics. You can start building your youth ministry so that it lasts for the long haul. Here's how.