Youth Ministry in the 21St Century (Youth, Family, And Culture)
There are many philosophies and strategies that drive today's youth ministry. To most people, they are variations on a single goal: to make faithful disciples of young people. However, digging deeper into various programs, books, and concepts reveals substantive differences...
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There are many philosophies and strategies that drive today's youth ministry. To most people, they are variations on a single goal: to make faithful disciples of young people. However, digging deeper into various programs, books, and concepts reveals substantive differences among approaches.
Bestselling author Chap Clark is one of the leading voices in youth ministry today. In this multiview work, he brings together a diverse group of leaders to present major views on youth ministry. Chapters are written in essay/response fashion by Fernando Arzola, Greg Stier, Ron Hunter, Brian Cosby, and Chap Clark. As the contributors present their views and respond to each of the other views, they discuss their task and calling, giving readers the resources they need to develop their own approach to youth ministry. Offering a model of critical thinking and respectful dialogue, this volume provides a balanced, irenic approach to a topic with which every church wrestles.
GREG STIER is the founder and executive director of Dare 2 Share Ministries International. Since 1991, Dare 2 Share has trained over 30,000 Christian teenagers across the United States and Canada how to share their faith clearly and confidently. He has been a guest speaker for Youth for Christ’ s DC/LA Superconferences in 1997 and 2000, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Greg has authored several evangelism training curricula. He and his wife, Debbie, live in the Denver area and have one son. ý
Fernando Arzola Jr. is deputy chair for the Department of Youth Ministry and Christian Education at Nyack College in New York City. He also serves on the board of the Association of Youth Ministry Educators (AYME), and is founder and executive director of the Urban Family Empowerment Center in the Bronx. He is the author of Towards a Prophetic Youth Ministry.
Ron Hunter Jr. serves as Executive Director, President & CEO of Randall House Publications in Nashville, Tennessee. He travels nationally as speaker doing leadership training and consulting. Ron also served in ministry both in Florida and Tennessee for 11 years. After enlisting, Ron later became an officer and during his time of serving completed the Army's Jump, Rigger, Air Assault, and Infantry training. He has been married to his college sweetheart Pamela since 1987, and they have two enjoyable kids, Michael and Lauren.
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),
Brian H. Cosby (Ph.D., Australian College of Theology) is Pastor of Wayside Presbyterian Church (PCA) on Signal Mountain, Tennessee, and is the author of several books including Rebels Rescued: A Student's Guide to Reformed Theology. A
- There Are Many Philosophies And Strategies That Drive Today's Youth Ministry. To Most People, They Are Variations On A Single Goal: To Make Faithful Disciples Of Young People. However, Digging Deeper Into Various Programs, Books, And Concepts Reveals Substantive Differences Among Approaches.<br> <br> Bestselling Author Chap Clark Is One Of The Leading Voices In Youth Ministry Today. In This Multiview Work, He Brings Together A Diverse Group Of Leaders To Present Major Views On Youth Ministry. Chapters Are Written In Essay/response Fashion By Fernando Arzola, Greg Stier, Ron Hunter, Brian Cosby, And Chap Clark. As The Contributors Present Their Views And Respond To Each Of The Other Views, They Discuss Their Task And Calling, Giving Readers The Resources They Need To Develop Their Own Approach To Youth Ministry. Offering A Model Of Critical Thinking And Respectful Dialogue, This Volume Provides A Balanced, Irenic Approach To A Topic With Which Every Church Wrestles.