The Greenhouse Project

greenhouse-cover-front For years students have been taught to sit, listen and obey, but what happens when the time comes for them to stand up, speak up and think for themselves? We must realize that day is now, not sometime in the future.

The Greenhouse Project is the collaboration of 16 national leaders in the arena of student ministry. Each of the authors approaches the issue — How are we going to train students for leadership? They speak from unique backgrounds, and answer the question with empirical ministry. The Greenhouse Project is the result of over a century of collective student ministry experience authored by some of the most innovative thinkers in the industry.

Dr. Johnny Derouen, Professor of Student Ministry at Southwestern Theological Seminary, remarked that, “The Greenhouse Project will be in the top five that I encourage those who love teenagers to read. It is one of the few youth ministry books that actually gives thought to helping youth ministers develop a plan for equipping students in dealing with current pressures and those that will come to them in the future… ‘Enlist, Equip, Engage’ will be a practical aid to those who love students, parents and youth workers for years to come.”

Mike Calhoun of Word of Life and Mel Walker of Vision for Youth edit for a think-tank that includes Jay Strack (Student Leadership University), Greg Stier (Dare 2 Share Ministries), Alvin Reid (Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary), Alex McFarland (Southeastern Evangelical Seminary) plus ten other authors. The sixteen chapter anthology provides a comprehensive exploration of Student Leadership dealing with topics ranging from discipleship of students, time management, and pursuing vocational ministry, mentoring girls and how to give students a Biblical foundation.

Best-Selling Author Dillon Burroughs called it, “An essential piece of writing for anyone working with students.”

Download a FREE chapter here.

The Greenhouse Project is set to release in July of 2009. To reserve your copy at a pre-release discount, email To receive updates about the project’s status, and insider information keep an eye on Mike Calhoun’s Facebook page, or Twitter account.


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