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3.0 out of 5 starsGood Concepts
Reviewed in Canada 🇨🇦 on October 5, 2002
This book was required reading in a seminary youth ministry class I took last year. Doug Fields has done a ton for youth ministry during the past decade and he deserves to be applauded for his dedication, and development of students and leaders in Southern California and across the country. This book is a modern approach to youth ministry, yet it still helps define where people are at in your youth ministry, whether they are in the crowd, the committed, etc.
I think the best thing about this book is the fact that Doug picked students to spend time with and invest, and that is youth minstry. Setting up programs that everyone can be involved with, but more importantly, having leaders mentor 3-5 students at a time and really make a personal impact on their lives. Doug worked with a core group, and that is key, no matter where you are or who you are working with. You have to "go with the goers" and Doug works that out in this book.
This book is a good record of what Doug has done at Saddleback, and is a nice look at 90's youth ministry from a modern perspective.