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Want to get your students into serving at youth group?

Want to get students who wouldn't normally come to church in the door?

There are lots of great ideas out there and You Own the Weekend is one that has worked incredibly well for our student ministry. In fact, it has become our biggest and best youth group teaching series of the year! This student-led series is all about empowering your teenagers and letting THEM do the work of the ministry. It is incredible the ownership they have and how contagious their faith becomes when they are the ones creating the youth group for their assigned week.

This guide will help you pull the whole thing off from start to finish! Sections include:

Table of Contents
  • What is You Own the Weekend?
  • You Own the Weekend Origins
  • Benefits of a student-run series
  • Where to Begin
  • Ground Rules for the Series
  • Suggested Timeline
  • Picking Your Schools
  • Guidelines for Adult mentors
  • Possible YOTW Themes
  • You Own the Weekend Random Thoughts/Ideas
  • FAQ
  • Media examples from YOTW
  • All About: You Own the Weekend

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    Our step-by-step guide for moving teenagers from spectators to participants and reaching their campus

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    Doug Fields

    Doug Fields is a 30+ year youth ministry veteran who is the Author of 50+ books, Co-founder of Download Ministry, Speaker, Consultant, lover of all things Orange (based in Atlanta), still works with his old youth pastor at the HomeWord Center for Youth & Family at Azusa Pacific University.

    Josh Griffin

    Josh Griffin (@joshuagriffin)
    is one of the leading voices in youth ministry with over 20 years’ experience in the trenches, most recently as the High School Pastor at Saddleback Church. He's the co-founder of DownloadYouthMinistry.com and hosts a 300+ episode youth ministry podcast with Doug Fields. He's created more than 100 youth ministry resources and authored several books. Josh and his wife Angela have 3 teenagers in their house right now, with one more close behind!

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    Free Ebook by Doug Fields

    There are plenty of people who are grateful that you do what you do. Your students are, their families are, and your church is, even though they may not say it often enough. I want to say thanks on behalf of them, and model the way we need to be saying thanks to the leaders that serve alongside us—in ten different ways—through this ebook.

    Thank YOU!