International youth ministry is challenging, diverse, and in desperate need of well-informed, globally-sensitive leaders. In the first textbook of its kind, Global Youth Ministry brings together some of the foremost voices in international youth leadership to focus on the theological,...
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International youth ministry is challenging, diverse, and in desperate need of well-informed, globally-sensitive leaders. In the first textbook of its kind, Global Youth Ministry brings together some of the foremost voices in international youth leadership to focus on the theological, theoretical, sociocultural, and historical issues that shape ministry to youth in contexts around the world.
As the world's youth population continues to grow and interact globally in an instant through blogging, texting, and social networking, youth ministry is adapting in equal fashion. Authors Terry Linhart and David Livermore offer advice that's substantiated by more than twenty prominent worldwide youth leaders: be prepared. Global Youth Ministry is the first textbook to recognize the phenomenon of global youth ministry and to coordinate leading youth ministry voices in a discussion of the theological, theoretical, sociocultural, and historical issues that shape ministries around the world. Traditionally, students of international youth ministries have had to wade through a range of sources, perspectives, and agendas. This versatile text distills all that, and focuses on real-world experiences, challenges, and issues that are part of international ministries. This book is essential reading for undergraduate and graduate-level students and youth ministry leaders who have a heart for missions, social awareness and spiritual empathy, and a desire to serve young people around the world.
Terry Linhart (Ph.D., Purdue University) is a veteran youth worker who teaches at Bethel College, in Indiana, where he also serves as the dean of the School of Religion and Philosophy and Associate Professor of Youth Ministry. His research and writing has focused on short-term missions and multicultural ministry. He is the author of Middle School Talksheets: Life of Christ and High School Talksheets: Life of Christ. He is the co-author of Evangelism Remixed: Empowering Students for Courageous and Contagious Faith.
David Livermore (Ph.D., Michigan State University) is president and partner of the Cultural Intelligence Center in East Lansing, Michigan, and author of several books, including Leading with Cultural Intelligence; Serving with Eyes Wide Open and What Can I Do?: Making a Global Difference Right Where You Are He is a visiting research fellow at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and has consulted with and trained leaders in one hundred countries across the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Australia. www.davidlivermore.com