Christianity involves investing your life in the lives of others. Nowhere is that more important than investing in the lives of youth. This wonderful resource is designed to stimulate thinking as well as igniting passion to reach youth for Christ. It will equip you to change youth, and as a result, change the world.
This is a good basic primer for those interested in youth ministry. The brief chapters get to the point quickly and offer practical advice. This book is extremely helpful for both those interested in youth ministry as a possible career and for the volunteer. The authors are knowledgeable about and have expertise in the chapters they have authored.
—Les Christie, chair of the Youth Ministry Department, William Jessup University
Insightful. Comprehensive. Practical. Zus and the gang hit a homer with this ‘must have’ youth ministry resource. Student Ministry That Leaves a Mark will be a great tool to help us leave eternal marks in this generation of students.
—Rondel Ramsey, associate professor of youth ministry, Lincoln Christian College
Dr. Zustiak and his coathors have produced a book that provides an outstanding framework for doing effective youth ministry in light of historical and generational perspectives. Youth ministers will be better prepared to address the needs of millennial teenagers and their families in light of this work.
—Steve Joiner, dean, College of Biblical Studies, Lubbock Christian University
I appreciate the practical side of this book, but more importantly I appreciate the emphasis on the theological side—plain and simple. I look forward to using this book in my classes this fall.
—Dudley Chancey, associate professor of youth ministry, Oklahoma Christian University
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Gary B. Zustiak has served as the director of Youth Ministries and Resources for Christ in Youth since 1999. Prior to that he was the professor of youth ministry and psychology at Ozark Christian College for 13 years, and an adjunct professor at Lincoln Christian Seminary.
John Mouton has been an associate director in the Missions Department at Christ in Youth since 1991. Prior to that he spent seven years in youth ministry at the Fairview Christian Church in Carthage, Missouri.
Josh Finklea is a veteran in the field of youth ministry and speaks on behalf of Christ in Youth and Compassion International. He is a highly sought after speaker for conferences, retreats, and conventions.
Kevin Greer has been an associate Director of Christ in Youth since 1996. He oversees and directs the Discipleship Retreats and assists in the direction of summer conferences. Prior to coming to Christ in Youth, he spent 17 years as a youth minister in Oklahoma and Colorado.