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The Senior Pastor And the Reformation of Youth Ministry

Richard Ross (Author)

Publisher: LifeWay Christian Resources


The Senior Pastor and the Reformation of Student Ministry, written by Richard Ross, is a book written for pastors and those desiring to bring reformation to their youth ministries. Only 10 percent of church teenagers become world-changing disciples. Why is the senior pastor the only one who adequately can address this crisis? Because some of the adults who have the greatest impact on teenagers are spiritually shallow. Church teenagers don’t have a case of Moral Therapeutic Deism because the pizza got cold, but because some adults have a case of MTD.

Some of the most needed reformations involve systemic change that will ripple through the entire congregation. Even the brightest and most influential youth pastor cannot lead such change alone.

Only the senior pastor can take the lead with a full reformation in youth ministry.

  • If he doesn’t, he likely will witness waves of successively shallow and impotent believers.
  • If he does, he likely will witness teenagers, families, and future generations of his church carrying the aroma of Christ and impacting the world for the glory of God.


  • Designed to help pastors and leaders bring reformation to youth ministry
  • Challenges leaders to come alongside students to help them grow and deepen their relationships with Christ
  • Via pastors, students will be challenged in their faith, as well as challenged to serve in ministry and to be more connected to their local congregation

Author: Richard Ross, Ph.D., has been in constant ministry with teenagers since age 19. He is a professor of youth ministry at Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth and has written or complied 23 books related to youth ministry, teenagers, and families. He served as a student minister for three decades and coordinated the training of a denomination’s youth ministers, and he also cofounded the purity movement known as True Love Waits.

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Item Number 005778554
Length 9.00
Binding Paperback
Language English
Medium Format Paperback
Height 0.40
ISBN13 9781430051992
Publisher LifeWay Christian Resources
ISBN10 143005199X
Contributors Richard Ross (Author)
Publication Date 2015-07-01
Type Academic Book
Width 6.00
Pages 192
Product Group Books


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