The future of our country and our churches depends upon those who teach, lead, and develop generation next. This task primarily falls to spiritual leaders who understand the future is sitting in middle and high school right now.
Every youth ministry will rise or fall depending on the leadership commitment to four Essentials. This book is a field-guide of sorts that will help you achieve success in each.
Charles “Poker” Boyd, D.Min. is the founder and president of Student Ministry Essentials, Inc. After serving exclusively in the local church for 20 years, he launched a non-profit organization allowing him to serve youth ministers and youth ministries as consultant, coach, trainer, and advocate. As a course writer for Samford University, The Baptist College of Florida, and The Institute for Student Ministry Excellence, he is committed to being a lifelong learner and encourager to those who labor as unsung heroes of the adolescent community.