Adoptive Church - Creating An Environment Where Emerging Generations Belong (Youth, Family And Culture Series)
:Teens and emerging adults don't feel at home in the church because they are not fully included in the church body. How can congregations nurture young adults, welcome them as siblings into God's household, and empower them to become fully...
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:Teens and emerging adults don't feel at home in the church because they are not fully included in the church body. How can congregations nurture young adults, welcome them as siblings into God's household, and empower them to become fully embedded contributors within and to their faith community?
Integrating the latest research on adolescent faith and young adult ministry for the local church, this book presents a new way of thinking about youth ministry. Chap Clark offers today's youth leaders highly practical principles based on his extensive experience, showing how they can implement a sustainable youth ministry program in their local church. He presents the adoptive youth ministry model as a way to help congregations see youth ministry as a bridge to inclusion, participation, and contribution in the body of Christ. Clark's comprehensive plan for designing and implementing youth ministry shows churches how to intentionally welcome young people and create an environment where they belong.
Chap Clark (Ph.D., University of Denver) is professor of Youth, Family and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary and is director of youth ministry programs. Chap is also the executive administrator at Glendale (California) Presbyterian Church, a youth ministry volunteer for Young Life, and a consultant to schools, denominations, and parachurch organizations.
His publishing credits include The Youth Worker's Handbook to Family Ministry; Daughters and Dads: Building a Lasting Relationship (coauthor); Four Views of Youth Ministry and the Church (coauthor); Deep Ministry in a Shallow World (2006, co-authored with Kara Powell), and Hurt: Inside the World of Todays Teenagers (2004, 2011) a CBA finalist for Book of the Year, available in Spanish and Cantonese),
- :<b>contents<br><br></b>foreword <i>steven Argue<br></i>welcome To The Adoptive Church<br>1. Creating An Adoptive Youth Ministry<br><b>part 1: The Goal Of An Adoptive Church<br></b>2. Adoptive Youth Ministry: From Me To Us<br>3. Creating Environments Where Faith Families Flourish<br>4. Making Disciples Among Siblings: The Adoptive Process Of Christian Formation<br>5. The Goal Of Ministry In An Adoptive Church<br><b>part 2: The Structure Of Adoptive Youth Ministry<br></b>6. Implementing Adoptive Youth Ministry<br>7. The Power Of Partners<br>8. Building Your Ministry Team<br><b>part 3: The Fundamental Practices Of Adoptive Churches<br></b>9. Nurture And The Ministry Of Going<br>10. Beyond Participation: The Power Of Empowerment<br>11. Adoptive Youth Ministry And The Challenge Of Change<br>appendix: Adoptive Church 101<br>index