The sports world coaches us to 'practice the basics' over and over until we eventually achieve excellence and ultimate success. Al Baines understood the basics of effective ministry and applied these to a fledging youth group in a small, rural church of two hundred adults. Within two years of implementing these basic principles, the church's youth group program grew to over half the size of its adult congregation.
This book will examine these principles and show the results that were obtained. They can bring genuine spiritual impact to any church leadership team looking to answer the question 'How can we build an effective youth program in our church?' The time fram has changes, but the principles remain trustworthy.