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Consuming Youth

John BerardJames PennerRick Bartlett
Consuming Youth
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Consuming Youth

John BerardJames PennerRick Bartlett

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Consuming Youth: Leading Teens Through Consumer Culture^ examines the effects of consumer culture on our youth, what becoming an adult means in this modern era, and how faith communities can shape an alternative script for youth - one where an intentional, lived-out faith becomes a powerful antidote to today's consumption-obsessed culture.

^^^Today's relentless, consumer culture - dominated by popular media's emphasis on bigger, better, and more, and catering to teenagers' every want and desire - is leaving our youth adrift in a sea of conflicting messages. Every youth worker must be able to decode and redirect these messages away from the material world towards helping young people become who God created them to be: givers instead of receivers, servers instead of consumers.

^ ^Consuming Youth: Leading Teens Through Consumer Culture is for any adult who recognizes following Jesus means leading young people through the pitfalls of consumer culture, helping them discover vocation - where their great gladness meets a world's great need - and unleashing the kingdom of God on earth
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Consuming Youth: Leading Teens Through Consumer Culture^ examines the effects of consumer culture on our youth, what becoming an adult means in this modern era, and how faith communities can shape an alternative script for youth - one where an intentional, lived-out faith becomes a powerful antidote to today's consumption-obsessed culture.

^^^Today's relentless, consumer culture - dominated by popular media's emphasis on bigger, better, and more, and catering to teenagers' every want and desire - is leaving our youth adrift in a sea of conflicting messages. Every youth worker must be able to decode and redirect these messages away from the material world towards helping young people become who God created them to be: givers instead of receivers, servers instead of consumers.

^ ^Consuming Youth: Leading Teens Through Consumer Culture is for any adult who recognizes following Jesus means leading young people through the pitfalls of consumer culture, helping them discover vocation - where their great gladness meets a world's great need - and unleashing the kingdom of God on earth
-Publisher.


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Today's relentless, consumer culture---dominated by popular media's emphasis on bigger, better, and more, and catering to teenagers' every want and desire---is leaving our youth adrift in a sea of conflicting messages. Every youth worker must be able to decode and redirect these messages away from the material world towards helping young people become who God created them to be: givers instead of receivers, servers instead of consumers. Consuming Youth is for any adult who recognizes following Jesus means leading young people through the pitfalls of consumer culture, helping them discover vocation---where their great gladness meets a world's great need---and unleashing the kingdom of God on earth.
- Publisher

Today's relentless, consumer culture---dominated by popular media's emphasis on bigger, better, and more, and catering to teenagers' every want and desire---is leaving our youth adrift in a sea of conflicting messages. Messages that youth workers and faith communities need to decode and redirect from consumption as the primary purpose of youth. Consuming Youth explores the shifts needed to move from the fragmented, isolated and consumer driven story for youth and towards a more compelling story of meaning, purpose and a life lived differently than the one served up by consumer culture. If you're involved in the lives of teenagers, whether as a youth pastor, youth worker, volunteer, church leader, parent, or students of youth ministry, you'll want to read this book to discover how a culturally invented and socially accepted version of adolescence, sustained by consumer culture, has shaped youth work and through the suggestions offered work together to discover ways in which you can re-imagine youth ministry and what it means to be a teenager.
- Publisher

Meet the Authors

John Berard

John Berard is a part-time staffer (ministry coordinator) with st. benedicts table in Winnipeg. He has been a youthworker in various capacities for 25 years serving as youth pastor in three congregations. He has been a consultant with churches in the areas of youth ministry, Christian education, and board development and at the denominational level on issues related to camping and higher education. He holds a masters degree, has been an adjunct professor, and most recently assistant professor of youth and family studies at Booth College. He spent 5 years with Youth for Christ in Winnipeg and now works as the National Training Director for YFC Canada and has just completed a soon-to-be-published book for Youth Specialities/Zondervan. And while he thinks such information is really just fluff in a bio, he has a long track record as a soccer coach, enjoys good coffee and lots of jazz.

James Penner

James Penner is a veteran of more than twenty five years of youth and young adult ministry. He is a 1995 MA graduate of the University of Lethbridge in sociology where he continues to teach in the department as an adjunct professor.

Rick Bartlett

Rick Bartlett has worked with youth for over 25 years. He is 1992 Graduate of MB Biblical Seminary and a 2006 graduate of George Fox University where he earned a DMin.

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  • Catalogue Code 311476
  • Product Code 9780310669357
  • ISBN 0310669359
  • EAN 9780310669357
  • Pages 192
  • Department Ministry
  • Category Youth Ministry
  • Sub-Category Youth Leaders
  • Publisher Zondervan
  • Publication Date Jan 2011
  • Sales Rank #44397
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 12 mm
  • Weight 0.254kg

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