Adoptive Youth Ministry
: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...
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: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.
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></b><br>introduction:&adoption: Re-envisioning Youth Ministry And The Family Of God (chap Clark)<br><b>section One: The Context Of Adoptive Youth Ministry <br></b>1. The Strategy Of Adoptive Youth Ministry (chap Clark)<br>2. Understanding The Changing Adolescent (steven Bonner)<br>3. Welcoming Wounded And Broken Adolescents Into The Family Of God (marv Penner)<br>4. Technology And Adoptive Youth Ministry (bradley Howell)<br>5. Screentime: A Window Into Teens' Dreams (craig Detweiler)<br><b>section Two: The Call Of Adoptive Youth Ministry<br></b>6. Reflective Youth Ministry: Youth Ministry As Critical, Ongoing, Communal Reflection (almeda Wright)<br>7. Thinking (practical) Theologically (michael Mcentyre)<br>8. Youth Ministry, Adoption, And Culture (walt Mueller)<br>9. Thinking &quot;ecclesiologically&quot;: Teenagers Becoming Part Of The Church (mark Cannister)<br>10. Thinking Critically About Families And Youth Ministry (allen Jackson)<br>11. Thinking Globally: An Asian-american Case Study Approac