Dennis Beckner
Volunteer Youth Ministry, A Roadmap For Effective Leadership, Author
Saddleback Church youth ministry volunteer since 1999


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About Dennis

Dennis Beckner is a volunteer youth worker who trains volunteer youth workers. Since 1999 he has been a leader at Saddleback Church’s Student Ministry. He is the author of Volunteer Youth Ministry, A Roadmap For Effective Leadership, and owns

More about Dennis Beckner

Dennis Beckner has been a youth worker for over 20 years. He has also been writing about youth ministry for 10+ years. He serves at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA. Dennis graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University in 1994, BA, Religion.

 Additional information about Dennis Beckner

1. Owner of, a site dedicated to making volunteer leaders more effective

2. Conference Speaker, to book him for events click here

3. Contributor to several youth ministry books

4. Youth Ministry leader at Saddleback Church’s Student Ministry

Books Dennis has helped with

  • Your First 2 Years In Youth Ministry (won a Silver Medallion Award)
  • Small Groups From Start To Finish
  • Youth Leader Training On The Go
  • Help! I’m A Student Leader
  • Life Together, Student Edition (Curriculum)
  • Videos That Teach 2
  • Videos That Teach 3

Some articles Dennis has written:

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