Youth Ministry in the 21st Century Youth Family and Culture

Filename: youth-ministry-in-the-21st-century-youth-family-and-culture.pdf
ISBN: 9781441227881
Release Date: 2015-08-11
Number of pages: 224
Author: Chap Clark
Publisher: Baker Academic

Download and read online Youth Ministry in the 21st Century Youth Family and Culture in PDF and EPUB There are many philosophies and strategies that drive today's youth ministry. To most people, they are variations on a single goal: to make faithful disciples of young people. However, digging deeper into various programs, books, and concepts reveals substantive differences among approaches. Bestselling author Chap Clark is one of the leading voices in youth ministry today. In this multiview work, he brings together a diverse group of leaders to present major views on youth ministry. Chapters are written in essay/response fashion by Fernando Arzola, Greg Stier, Ron Hunter, Brian Cosby, and Chap Clark. As the contributors present their views and respond to each of the other views, they discuss their task and calling, giving readers the resources they need to develop their own approach to youth ministry. Offering a model of critical thinking and respectful dialogue, this volume provides a balanced, irenic approach to a topic with which every church wrestles.


Cultural Intelligence Youth Family and Culture

Filename: cultural-intelligence-youth-family-and-culture.pdf
ISBN: 1441210636
Release Date: 2009-02-01
Number of pages: 288
Author: David A. Livermore
Publisher: Baker Academic

Download and read online Cultural Intelligence Youth Family and Culture in PDF and EPUB Twenty-first-century society is diverse, and Christians must be able to understand other cultures and communicate effectively between and among them. Following up on the bestselling Hurt: Inside the World of Today's Teenagers, this new addition to the Youth, Family, and Culture series explores the much-needed skill of Cultural Intelligence (CQ), the ability to work effectively across national, ethnic, and even organizational cultures. While rooted in sound, scholarly research, Cultural Intelligence is highly practical and accessible to general readers. It will benefit students as well as guide ministry leaders interested in increasing their cultural awareness and sensitivity. Packed with assessment tools, simulations, case studies, and exercises, Cultural Intelligence will help transform individuals and organizations into effective intercultural communicators of the gospel. EXCERPT What do you do when you encounter someone who isn't like you? How do you feel? What goes on inside you? How do you relate to him or her? These are the kinds of questions we want to explore in this book. Few things are more basic to life than expressing love and respect for people who look, think, believe, act, and see differently than we do. We want to adapt to the barrage of cultures around us while still remaining true to ourselves. We want to let the world change us so that we can be part of changing the world. And we want to move from the desire to love across the chasm of cultural difference to the ability to express our love for people of difference. Relating lovingly to our fellow human beings is central to what it means to be human. And when it comes down to it, Christian ministry at its core is interacting with all kinds of people in ways that give them glimpses of Jesus in us. The billions of us sharing planet Earth together have so much in common. We're all born. We all die. We're all created in the image of God. We eat, sleep, persevere, and care for our young. We long for meaning and purpose, and we develop societies with those around us. But the way we go about the many things we have in common is deeply rooted in our unique personalities and cultures. So although we have so much in common, we have as much or more about us that's different.


Adoptive Youth Ministry Youth Family and Culture

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ISBN: 9781493400072
Release Date: 2016-01-26
Number of pages: 400
Author: Chap Clark
Publisher: Baker Academic

Download and read online Adoptive Youth Ministry Youth Family and Culture in PDF and EPUB Kids desperately need healthy, committed adults who can help them thrive in their faith and become active participants in the life of the church. This requires the efforts of the whole faith community. Chap Clark, one of the leading voices in youth ministry today, brings together twenty-four experts from a variety of denominations and traditions to offer a comprehensive introduction to adoptive youth ministry, a theologically driven, academically grounded, and practical youth ministry model. The book shows readers how to integrate emerging generations into the family of faith, helping young adults become active participants in God's redemptive community.


When God Shows Up

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ISBN: 9780801035906
Release Date: 2010-03-01
Number of pages: 363
Author: Mark H. Senter
Publisher: Baker Academic

Download and read online When God Shows Up in PDF and EPUB For more than two centuries, youth ministries have either strengthened teenagers after a special encounter with God or tried to retain them until such a moment with God shows up. Here veteran youth ministry expert Mark Senter provides the first substantial history of the phenomenon of American Protestant youth ministry. More than a history, this book highlights the evolution of adolescence and adolescent spirituality, outlines three distinct cycles in the history of youth ministry, describes the major shapers of youth ministry over the last century, and helps readers understand trends and changes in youth ministry and their connections to broader church life.


Youth Ministry 3 0

Filename: youth-ministry-3-0.pdf
ISBN: 9780310669425
Release Date: 2008-11-04
Number of pages: 160
Author: Mark Oestreicher
Publisher: Zondervan

Download and read online Youth Ministry 3 0 in PDF and EPUB Over the past several decades there have been three significant shifts in youth culture; each new shift brought with it different values and priorities in the lives of teens. Youth ministries adapted and responded to the first two shifts, but we’re missing the boat on the third. The result? Youth ministry isn’t addressing the realities and needs of today’s youth culture. After nearly three decades in youth ministry, Mark Oestreicher has lived through a lot of those shifts himself. In recent years, he’s found himself wondering what needs to change, especially since so much of what we’re doing in youth ministry today is not working. In Youth Ministry 3.0, youth workers will explore, along with Marko and the voices of other youth workers, why we need change in youth ministry, from a ministry moving away from a dependence on programs, to one that is focused on communion and mission. They’ll get a quick history of youth ministry over the last fifty years. And they’ll help dream about what changes need to take place in order to create the next phase of youth ministry—the future that needs to be created for effective ministry to students.


Adoptive Youth Ministry Youth Family and Culture

Filename: adoptive-youth-ministry-youth-family-and-culture.pdf
ISBN: 9781493400072
Release Date: 2016-01-26
Number of pages: 400
Author: Chap Clark
Publisher: Baker Academic

Download and read online Adoptive Youth Ministry Youth Family and Culture in PDF and EPUB Kids desperately need healthy, committed adults who can help them thrive in their faith and become active participants in the life of the church. This requires the efforts of the whole faith community. Chap Clark, one of the leading voices in youth ministry today, brings together twenty-four experts from a variety of denominations and traditions to offer a comprehensive introduction to adoptive youth ministry, a theologically driven, academically grounded, and practical youth ministry model. The book shows readers how to integrate emerging generations into the family of faith, helping young adults become active participants in God's redemptive community.


Foundations for Youth Ministry

Filename: foundations-for-youth-ministry.pdf
ISBN: 9781441241504
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Number of pages: 320
Author: Dean Borgman
Publisher: Baker Academic

Download and read online Foundations for Youth Ministry in PDF and EPUB Dean Borgman, a nationally known youth ministry expert, offers a new edition of his influential classic. Reaching a broadly ecumenical audience, this book challenges readers to think about the theological nature of youth ministry. Questions for discussion and reflection are included. This thoroughly updated edition was previously published as When Kumbaya Is Not Enough. Praise for the first edition "Writing with the lens of a theologian, the heart of a pastor, and welcome doctrinal breadth, Borgman has provided a 'field book' of pastoral theologies that takes seriously the social systems shaping the lives of adolescents. This book is a significant step toward the long-awaited conversation about theology and youth ministry in postmodern culture."--Kenda Creasy Dean, Princeton Theological Seminary; author of Almost Christian "In this excellent work Borgman brings theological integrity, depth, and years of wisdom like nothing else I have seen in our field."--Jim Burns, author of Teenology: The Art of Raising Great Teenagers


Youth Ministry in a Post Christian World

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ISBN: 0988741385
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Number of pages: 150
Author: Brock Morgan
Publisher:

Download and read online Youth Ministry in a Post Christian World in PDF and EPUB The world is changing and it's changing us--in some ways for the better. It requires us to reconsider the ways we think about and interact with the people around us. The good news is that thoughtful, humble, and curious youth workers are making headway in today's world. The bad news is many of us remain stuck in the old systems and structures, using methods that were brilliantly effective at one time. But our culture has changed. And if we're honest, we'll admit that the things that once worked so well are no longer cutting it with our students. Youth Ministry in a Post-Christian World is the collection of humble, story-driven, pragmatic and Jesus-focused reflections of a fellow in-the-trenches youth worker forced to reconsider everything he knew about youth ministry: everything except the gospel, that is.


Cultural Intelligence

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ISBN: 1441259511
Release Date: 2014-05-14
Number of pages: 289
Author: David A. Livermore
Publisher: Baker Academic

Download and read online Cultural Intelligence in PDF and EPUB An intercultural ministry expert demonstrates the necessity of Cultural Intelligence for effectively serving an increasingly diverse church and world.


Gospel Centered Youth Ministry

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ISBN: 1433546957
Release Date: 2016-02-29
Number of pages: 176
Author: Cameron Cole
Publisher: Crossway Books

Download and read online Gospel Centered Youth Ministry in PDF and EPUB This comprehensive handbook looks at every facet of youth ministry from a gospel-centered perspective, offering practical advice related to everything from planning short-term mission trips to interacting with parents to cultivating healthy relationships.


Giving Up Gimmicks

Filename: giving-up-gimmicks.pdf
ISBN: 1596383941
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 149
Author: Brian H. Cosby
Publisher: P & R Publishing

Download and read online Giving Up Gimmicks in PDF and EPUB Gives youth pastors, youth leaders, and parents a guide on how to lead a gospel-rich youth ministry that makes the means of grace Word, prayer, sacraments, service, and community central to the ministry.


Contemplative Youth Ministry

Filename: contemplative-youth-ministry.pdf
ISBN: 9780310267775
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 251
Author: Mark Yaconelli
Publisher: Zondervan

Download and read online Contemplative Youth Ministry in PDF and EPUB Youth ministry isn t about what to say, what to do, or how to be; it s about serving the needs of the students God has put in your life. This book is an attitude overhaul that creates a more organic approach to youth ministry that helps you create meaningful silence, covenant communities, and contemplative activities that allow your students recognize the presence of Jesus in their everyday lives."


Engaging the Soul of Youth Culture

Filename: engaging-the-soul-of-youth-culture.pdf
ISBN: 0830833374
Release Date: 2006-01-26
Number of pages: 239
Author: Walt Mueller
Publisher: InterVarsity Press

Download and read online Engaging the Soul of Youth Culture in PDF and EPUB Mueller believes that in order to reach youth with the truth of the gospel, adults need to see what they see and hear what they hear. This text will help readers navigate teens' world views in order to share matters of faith. (Ministry and Pastoral)


Toward a Prophetic Youth Ministry

Filename: toward-a-prophetic-youth-ministry.pdf
ISBN: 9780830828029
Release Date: 2008-02-18
Number of pages: 186
Author: Fernando Arzola
Publisher: InterVarsity Press

Download and read online Toward a Prophetic Youth Ministry in PDF and EPUB Fernando Arzola Jr. addresses the gap in the literature of youth ministry resources conceived and realized in an urban setting. He brings together three dominant paradigms--traditional, liberal and activist--to create an approach that is informed by Scripture and the contemporary realities of adolescent development in an urban setting.


Youth Pastor

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ISBN: 9781426725500
Release Date: 2010-09-01
Number of pages:
Author: Houston Heflin
Publisher: Abingdon Press

Download and read online Youth Pastor in PDF and EPUB A youth pastor—whether paid or unpaid, full-time or part-time, right out of college or right out of retirement—has a big job to do. Actually, anyone who accepts God's call to help young people grow as disciples of Christ has several big jobs to do. The youth minister must be a teacher who can communicate the essentials of the faith; a friend who can listen to and be present with young people; a prophet who challenges teens to live lives of justice and righteousness; and an administrator who can manage the day-to-day logistics of youth ministry. Youth Pastor: The Theology and Practice of Youth Ministry provides a biblical and theological grounding for the many jobs a youth minister does, explains what each of these jobs entails, and helps youth pastors identify where their gifts lie and where they still need to grow. Whether you are a first-time youth minister or a seasoned youth ministry veteran, Youth Pastor gives you valuable tools for evaluating your ministry and vocation. It also serves as an excellent text for undergraduate courses in youth ministry. Table of Contents: Introduction Chapter 1 Becoming All Things in Ministry Chapter 2 Discipling Teacher Chapter 3 Evangelistic Missionary Chapter 4 Pastoral Shepherd Chapter 5 Organized Administrator Chapter 6 Bold Prophet Chapter 7 Compassionate Priest Chapter 8 Spiritual Friend Chapter 9 Equipping Recruiter Chapter 10 Visionary Leader Chapter 11 Faithful Teammate Chapter 12 Discover Your Ministry Style Epilogue: Character and Competence in Ministry Appendix: Youth Ministry Role Inventory