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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties; 1st (first) edition (July 30 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031024045X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310240457
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 1.9 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 567 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
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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' 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!'

About the Author

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 (HomeWord’s Center for Youth/Family). More information about Doug is available at www.dougfields.com.


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dealing with youth is such an awesome blessing this book sure helped with that another one for my kids was "raising kids of increase" by Carmen Lynne and "Rich dad poor dad" by robert kiyosaki
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This book seems to cover everything! New and even veteran youth leaders when from reading this book.
If the material itself was not powerful enough, Doug includes additional insights from 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. Each is an expert in the field, and together make this one of my top ten youth ministry books ever.
If you have already read Doug's Purpose Driven Youth Ministry, you'll be surprised that this book is even better. More personal, more outside help, more stories, just plain better. Don't borrow this one. Buy it!
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By A Customer on May 26 2004
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Very practical guide to starting youth ministry right. Doug starts at the right place with a focus on our relationships with God and keeps going strong all the way through the book. Strongly recommend it for anyone needing advice on how to work in a family friendly ministry.
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By A Customer on July 9 2003
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This book is wonderful for anyone interested or involved in youth ministry. It provides an amazing Biblical foundation, as well as a plethora of advice from seasoned ministers. I would surely recommend this book to anyone in youth ministry.
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Saved me already much hardship already, in my first week of ministry!
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