Title: Sustainable Youth Ministry
Author: Mark DeVires
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From the publisher: What goes wrong? Why do youth ministries crumble? And what is the cost to students, parents, volunteers and church staff?
Is a sustainable youth ministry possible, even after a youth pastor leaves?
Youth ministry expert Mark DeVries knows the answer is yes, because he helps build sustainable youth ministries through his coaching service called Youth Ministry Architects. So take heart: No matter what state the youth ministry at your church is in–in need of a leader and volunteers, full of battles and stress, large or small in number–it can be built to survive and to last for the long haul.
Based on his own experience and on his many conversations and interviews with churches in crisis, DeVries pinpoints problems that cause division and burnout and dispels strongly held myths. He then provides the practical tools and structures pastors and church leaders need to lay a strong foundation for your ministry so that it isn’t built on a person or the latest, greatest student ministry trend.