Lasting Student Ministry - How To Grow A Youth Group That Has A Lasting Impact

14 Top Student Ministry Leaders Reveal What They'd Do
If They Had To Start All Over Again... From Scratch

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What would you do if you were put into this situation as a youth pastor?...

You are snatched from your current church (or other current job) and put at a church in the suburbs where you have to start all over again.  There are five kids there. 

Two are the senior pastor’s kids.  There are three boys and two girls.  Two are in High School and three are in Junior High. 

You are asked to build a ministry that will continue on after you leave.  You have one year to do this.  You have a limited budget.

Where would you start?

  • How would you grow this group numerically?
  • How would you help it grow spiritually?

Two even more important questions...

  • How would you make sure that what you did there would have a lasting impact on those students' lives?

  • How would you make sure you left a ministry that would last?

I was in student ministry for about 14 years. I really loved being a youth pastor and I miss those days.

One thing that I hated to see in my own ministry was when students that you poured your life into, walked away from the Lord when they graduated.

The thing I hated that I saw, or heard of, in other groups was when a youth group collapsed and disintergrated when their youth pastor left.

I learned a lot in those 14 years to know what it takes to build a lasting student ministry, but I also wanted to know what others thought. I wondered...

What would the top student leaders do if they had to start all over?

No large church.
No large budget.
Just a small church with a small youth group.

So what did I do? I asked them!

I began interviewing 14 top student leaders, a year or so ago, and gave them the imaginary situation you just read at the top here.

4 Of The 14 I Interviewed...

Mark Oestreicher
Former President of
Youth Specialties

Jonathan McKee
Author & President of The Source for Youth Ministry

Brenda Seefeldt
Youth Worker, Author & Founder

Jeff Slack
Student Ministries Pastor at the Crystal Cathedral (Garden Grove, CA) Recently nominated as one of the top 20 Youth Pastors by The Church Report Magazine.

Based on this imaginary situation, I asked these top student leaders some simple questions:

1.What are two common mistakes most pastors make when starting a student ministry that you would be sure not to make?

2.What methods/steps would you use to lay a strong foundation that would last beyond your time there?

3.What is one method/system you would use to see numerical growth as quickly as possible?

4.What is one method/system you would use to see lasting spiritual growth?

I was really excited to see the answers that I received and I think you will be too.

In fact, you can read one of the interviews right now to see an example of what the other
13 interviews are like. That way you can know this ebook is worth getting before you pay for it.

Get A Sneak Peek At The First Interview

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What are some of the things you can learn in this ebook?

  • Dr. Wes Black explains about a way of thinking to build a long term strategy. (p. 15)
  • Brenda Seefeldt talks about the secret of growing faith by creating memories. (p. 19-20)
  • Dave Keehn talks about the power of going where the students are with your students.
    (p. 23)
  • Mark Oestreicher reveals a key to lasting spiritual growth in your students by connecting them to God. (p. 26)
  • Greg Stier talks about the vital need for students to grow deeper as they reach wider. He explains how we do this through theological truth that has a head, heart and hands application. (p. 28)
  • Nigel James explains the need for you to give priority time and training to improve your skills as a visual and verbal communicator. (p. 32)
  • Jason Gerdes reveals one of the common mistakes pastors make when starting a youth ministry - not strategically planning around a risky vision. (p. 33)

This is only ONE small point from 7 of the contributors. All 14 leaders go in more depth to answer the 4 questions about creating a lasting student ministry.

"Scott Aughtmon is one of the most passionate and creative leaders I know. He challenges the way I think. His ebook is a must-read for youth leaders that want to make a difference."

Mark Batterson
Lead Pastor, National Community Church in Washington, DC ( Chosen by Outreach magazine as "The 25 Most Innovative Churches in America". He is the author of the popular book, "In A Pit With A Lion On A Snowy Day" ( He writes a popular daily blog at

What I personally like about this ebook is the diversity and unity in it.

  • You'll hear from student leaders who come from all different areas of the country - and world.
  • You'll learn from student leaders who are ministering and seeing growth in all different types of cities, suburbs, etc.
  • You'll learn different methods that work for each one, so you'll have more of a chance to find one (or a combination that works for you).
  • You'll also see a few special things that are repeated from one interview to the next. This will show you some universal concepts that apply across the board.

*Graphic representation. This is a 64-page ebook (.PDF file).
You get instant access after purchase.

How much can you get this ebook for?

I wanted to come up with a fair price to ask for this ebook, but still keep it cheap enough, so that any youth pastor could afford it.

I figured, if you went to a youth ministry conference you could pay from from $39 up to $375 - plus travel costs, a hotel room, and food.

You'd pay over $20 if you bought a phyical book from just two of these leaders.

Because this book is digital, I decided I'd give it to you for just $12.97.

That's cheaper than it'd cost you for a movie for two - without popcorn and drinks! :)

My point is that we spend or waste more money than this all the time. I figure this a fair price for you, but still doesn't cheapen the time, effort and content that was put into this ebook by these student ministry leaders and myself.


You can also have these EXTRAS to make it an even better deal. :)

  • A Free Subscription To "Lasting Student Ministry" Ezine: This is a CUSTOMER ONLY ezine where I will monthly help you take methods and priniciples from the ebook and apply them to your life and ministry.

  • A Study Guide: You can print this out, take notes and begin applying what you'll learn right away. This can be your own hard copy "Quick-start" guide.

  • A 4-page E-Report: "Leadership Secrets Of Jethro" by Scott Aughtmon - This is a report I wrote to help you discover an important way to survive and become more effective in ministry.

  • A Classic Book: " Practice of the Presence of God: The Best Rule of Holy Life" by Brother Lawrence (c. 1605-1691) - This book describes the secret Bro. Lawrence knew about "walking with God" like Enoch (Gen. 5:22-24 & Heb. 11:5). This book helped change the way I saw and understood prayer. (You'll get a .PDF copy of this.)

You can have all these "extras" and my ebook for about the same price (or less) than you'd pay for ONE physical book.

"As I read through the pre-release of this book I was amazed at how many
different answers there were to the same questions.

" I still feel strongly about the answers that I gave, but seeing all the other answers from my peers, who I respect, gave me a larger picture of youth ministry overall.

"From this book you will learn about the many ideas of youth ministry, even ones I don't personally agree with. The unique format of this book gives you a great collection of practical insights from real youth workers.

" Most, like me, are actual youth workers. I highly recommend this book for all youth ministers--those just starting out and those wise veterans. You will take away many nuggets and new insight to implement what you are doing at your local church. You will because there are so many practical insights offered."

Brenda Seefeldt
Brenda has been working in youth ministry since 1981 and still serves in her local church. Brenda's experiences, influences and deft insight birthed the youth ministry resource, Wild Frontier (, in 1990. Wild Frontier is a place for "out there" youth ministry ideas and resources. One of those ideas has been family-based youth ministry so Wild Frontier spun off all of those ideas and resources to Family-Based Youth Ministry ( Brenda is also the author of many popular resources.

You know what's really cool about this being a digital product (.PDF format)?

The cool thing about it being digital is that you get all the same amazing content you'd get in a physical book, but you can have it in your hands right now.

You can have it instantly, at anytime, 24/7/365. It doesn't matter what time of day it is, even if it's 1:53am. :)

Not only that, but you can read it on your PDA or laptop (or PC/Mac), which makes it even more portable. You don't have to lug any extra books along with you!

As an ADDED benefit, I'll allow you to print it out (or email a copy) to the leaders and staff on your team. That means you don't have to purchase multiple copies like you would with a physical book. (Just please don't give it to other youth pastors.)

Grab A Copy Now For Only $12.97...

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"I am a youth director for Jr. and Sr. High youth groups in a small town in
Iowa. I am always looking for ways to improve our ministry to our youth. I
ordered How To Build A Lasting Student Ministry. I did not get the link, but
did receive my receipt for purchasing. There was an e-mail address for
Scott Aughtmon directing a person to e-mail if there were problems
downloading the book. I did so and received an immediate response. I had
already received the link for the book, but it was great to know that
someone is so diligent to return an e-mail when you are having a problem.

- Nancy Hitchcock
, Iowa
(One of the many customers who bought on the first day (2/28) it was offered.)

My Promise To You:

If you don't learn new ways to think of student ministry, learn powerful new methods you can easily implement and see a change in yourself and your youth ministry, then please ask me for your money back! I'll give you a refund right away.

I don't want to keep your money if you don't feel you got what you paid for it. (I'm proud to say that I haven't had one person ask for a refund yet!)

Wanting You To Succeed Even More Than I Did,

Scott Aughtmon

P.S. You can read the intro for free, right now. Just click here.
P.P.S. You can get a sneak peak inside this ebook and see one of the interviews here.

Scott Aughtmon

After being in Youth Ministry for approx. 14 years, He currently is church planting in Silicon Valley, CA

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About The Ebook

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"Reading Scott Aughtmon's new Ebook, "...Lasting Student Ministry" is akin to
sitting 'round a table with a band of well-weathered youth ministry veterans
as they share their various views on assembling a student ministry with real
eternal impact."

You'll find great insights through the streams of convergence and divergence in their thinking and praxis. The combined years of youth ministry experience of the ministers Scott pulled together is in the hundreds of years."

"These folks have more to share than just a really good crowd-breaker involving balloons, chocolate sauce, and a live gecko!"

Chuckk Gerwig
Pastor to Students and their Families at Santa Cruz Bible Church in Santa Cruz, California

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