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Four Views of Youth Ministry and the Church

Mark H Senter (Ed)Wesley BlackChap ClarkMalan Nel
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Four Views of Youth Ministry and the Church

Mark H Senter (Ed)Wesley BlackChap ClarkMalan Nel
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This book delineates four distinct philosophical/ecclesiological views of how youth ministry relates to the church at large.

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About "Four Views of Youth Ministry and the Church"

This book delineates four distinct philosophical/ecclesiological views of how youth ministry relates to the church at large.
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Join the conversation as experts propose, defend, and explore Four Views of Youth Ministry and the Church.In a dialog that often gets downright feisty, four youth ministry academicians delineate their distinct philosophical and ecclesiological views regarding how youth ministry relates to the church at large--and leave a taste of what's profound and what's not in these four typologies:Inclusive congregational (Malan Nel). What happens when a church thoroughly integrates its adolescents, making them full partners in every aspect of congregational life?Preparatory (Wesley Black). Why and how should a church consider its teenagers as disciples-in-training and its youth ministry a school of preparation for future participation in church life?Missional (Chap Clark). What does a church look like, whose youth ministry does not necessarily nurture 'church kids' but is essentially evangelistic? Whose youths and youth workers are considered missionaries?Strategic (Mark Senter). How feasible is it for a youth ministry to become a new church on its own--the youth pastor becoming the pastor, and the new church planted with the blessing of the mother church?In Four View of Your Ministry and the Church, solid academic writing and an inviting tone and design create a compelling text for both in-the-field, practicing youth workers and undergraduates and graduate students.
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Meet the Authors

Mark H Senter (Ed)

Mark H. Senter III (Ph.D., Loyola University) is professor of educational ministries and chair of the department at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He is the president of the Association of Youth Ministry Educators, served as a youth pastor for eleven years, and is the author of The Coming Revolution in Youth Ministry and When God Shows Up: A History of Protestant Youth Ministry in America.

Wesley Black

Wesley Black (PhD) is professor and department chair of youth and student ministries at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

Chap Clark

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),

Malan Nel

Malan Nel (DD, University of Pretoria) is professor of youth ministry and Christian education at Vista University in South Africa.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 345518
  • Product Code 9780310862055
  • ISBN 0310862051
  • EAN 9780310862055
  • Department Ministry
  • Category Youth Ministry
  • Sub-Category Youth Leaders
  • Publisher Zondervan
  • Publication Date Jan 2010
  • Sales Rank #45842
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No

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