Thriving Youth Groups: Secrets For Growing Your Ministry by Jeanne Mayo.
“Mayo’s book was written from 35 years of youth ministry experience and is one of the best, if not the best, books on youth ministry available. Having a thriving youth group is the dream of all youth pastors. Therefore, youth pastors will want to learn everything they can from this book. I believe in finding someone who is doing youth ministry well, learning as much as you can from that person, and then take and do what is right for your ministry. Mayo is a master at loving students and helping youth leaders. Her book contains strategies that every youth pastor can use in his own ministry. I have ordered a copy for each person on my leadership team to use as a manual. Thriving Youth Groups will challenge you to become the friendliest youth group in your town and to ignite a passion for God in every student. My advice to pastors, youth pastors, and other youth workers: if you want a thriving youth group and “you’re willing to work your guts out”? (as Mayo would say), this is your book.”
Reviewed by Terry Staggs, youth pastor, First Assembly of God, Fort Wayne, Indiana