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Volunteer Youth Ministry: A Roadmap For Effective Leadership

Something I’ve learned over the years is the need for having a ‘long view’ of youth ministry. To do that well, I need to be strategic about how and where I serve.

This book is full of stories, lessons, ideas and strategies that I have developed in my two decades as a youth ministry volunteer. I hope you will learn from my successes—and even from my failures! I know all youth workers (paid and volunteer) will enjoy it.

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