So the Next Generation Will Know: Training Young Christians in a Challenging World
: As Gen Z leaves the church in record numbers, the adults in their lives feel at a loss to stop the trend. Yet there are research-based and proven strategies that help young people both own their faith and effectively...
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As Gen Z leaves the church in record numbers, the adults in their lives feel at a loss to stop the trend. Yet there are research-based and proven strategies that help young people both own their faith and effectively engage the world around them.
Sean McDowell, Ph.D., and Detective J. Warner Wallace have written and taught extensively on the subjects of culture, worldview, and apologetics. In So the Next Generation Will Know, McDowell and Wallace provide strategies and practical tactics from their own personal experiences to help parents, youth leaders, and Christian teachers train the next generation with the truth of the Christian worldview.
Each chapter of So the Next Generation Will Know features information that speaks directly to the various adults in a student's life; interviews with pastors, apologists, teachers, and cultural experts; and examples of people and ministries who are effectively teaching truth to the next generation. With the right training, the young people you work with don't have to be another statistic.
A popular speaker at schools, churches, and conferences, focuses on helping young people think critically about key moral issues. He is a highschool teacher, holds advanced degrees in philosophy and theology, and has compiled Josh McDowell's Youth Ministry Handbook and authored Ethix: Being Bold in a Whatever World and co-authored Understanding Intelligent Design along with William A. Dembski and The Credible Resurrection with Josh McDowell (Gospel Light, 2008).
He is currently the general editor for The Apologetics Study Bible for Teens. Sean has also contributed to YouthWorker Journal, Decision Magazine, the Christian Research Journal, and writes regular columns for www.planetwisdom.com and www.christianworldviewnetwork.com.
- :foreword By Nick Foles 19<br /> Preface<br /> Love Sacrifices 23<br /> Section 1<br /> Do You Love Me? 29<br /> Making Young People Our Priority<br /> Chapter 1<br /> Love Responds 31<br /> Examining The Challenge Before Us<br /> Chapter 2<br /> Love Understands 47<br /> Recognizing The Uniqueness Of This Generation<br /> Chapter 3<br /> Love Relates 63<br /> Connecting With The Hearts Of Young People<br /> Chapter 4<br /> Love Equips 79<br /> Giving Kids A Worldview That Brings Significance<br /> Section 2<br /> Will You Show Me? 99<br /> Preparing Young People For The Future<br /> Chapter 5<br /> Love Ignites 101<br /> Developing A Passion For Truth<br /> Chapter 6<br /> Love Trains 119<br /> Resisting The Desire To Entertain Rather Than Train<br /> Chapter 7<br /> Love Explores 139<br /> Providing Life-changing Adventures For Students<br /> Chapter 8<br /> Love Engages 161<br /> Preparing Students Through Movies, Music, Social Media, And<br /> Current Events<br /> Postscript<br /> Love Begins 177<br /> Appendix 181<br /> Acknowledgments 195<br /> Notes 197