No matter where you are, your youth group can have a lasting, worldwide influence. What Can We Do? offers practical suggestions on how your ministry can respond to issues like poverty, immigration, human trafficking, HIV/AIDS, and many more. You'll help...
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No matter where you are, your youth group can have a lasting, worldwide influence. What Can We Do? offers practical suggestions on how your ministry can respond to issues like poverty, immigration, human trafficking, HIV/AIDS, and many more. You'll help students impact the world around them, as they understand how their faith intersects with these global issues.
Too often these days, youth hear about global issues such as poverty, human trafficking, and HIV/AIDS, but they don't get practical suggestions on how they can make a positive impact on these problems. The reality is, today's students will be leading the way in the workforce, ministries, and education in a few short years. If they begin to understand their connection to the global community today, just imagine the way they could contribute to improving these issues in future years. What Can We Do? offers youth workers an overview of pressing global issues, along with realistic, practical ways their youth ministries can respond. By helping teens understand how their faith intersects with the struggles around the world, these youth groups can have a lasting, worldwide influence. Respected educators and youth ministry veterans Dave Livermore and Terry Linhart give youth workers a thoughtful, deep perspective on the pressing issues facing the world today, while also offering creative solutions for youth groups to get involved and impact the lives of people all 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