Giving Up Gimmicks
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About "Giving Up Gimmicks"
Gives youth pastors, youth leaders, and parents a guide on how to lead a gospel-rich youth ministry that makes the means of grace Word, prayer, sacraments, service, and community central to the ministry.
Meet the Author
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
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This book would be a fantastic addition to the library of anyone in youth ministry. Cosby suggests that youth ministry today is driven by entertainment and trying to give youth exactly what they want, rather than giving them what they need more than anything else, the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He suggests that the Gospel should determine how youth ministry is performed, in particular through the means of grace. It is important to understand what the means of grace are, otherwise the book seems to assume a little. Probably the only negative is that it is targeted towards an American culture, so some of the illustrations and examples don't quite translate into Australian culture. All in all, it is more or less a reformed evangelical theology of youth ministry, with strong application. Definitely worth reading.