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The Adolescent Journey

Amy E Jacober

The Adolescent Journey

Amy E Jacober

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Adolescence is a time of individuation--children are slowly finding their identity as adults, separate from their parents and other adult influences. Such a critical time of psychological development is complicated by cultural influences that shape their expectations of adulthood and color how they relate to other people and even God. The task of the youth pastor becomes to help adolescents navigate this often treacherous journey, helping young people reconcile their experience of childhood to the reality of their impending adulthood, and rooting and establishing them in a faith that can sustain them through their adult journey as well.
  • Examines youth ministry from the perspective of practical theology
  • Offers a guide for ministers to think theologically about adolescence and how to guide students through it
^^^Drawing on the insights of sociology and psychology, Jacober reveals youth ministry to be an act of practical theology, and helps youth pastors find their footing as they guide young people through adolescence^

- Publisher Amy E. Jacober (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) is associate professor of practical theology and youth ministry at Truett Theological Seminary. Prior to coming to Truett in Fall 2007, Jacober taught at Azusa Pacific University, Seattle Pacific University, and Fuller Theological Seminary. Prior to her doctoral work, she completed degrees in Social Work (MSW, Arizona State), Divinity (M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary), Church Social Services (MACSS, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary), and Sociology (BA, Arizona). This broad background informs her interests in, and understanding of, marginalized communities, urban issues, theology and disability, and issues of family violence.Jacober's published works include theYouth Ministry Source Book, annually 2005-2009,A Pastor's Guide to Youth Ministry, numerous articles in theJournal of Student Ministries, Youth Worker Journal, and theJournal of Youth and Theology.Jacober serves on two national boards: the Association of Youth Ministry Educators (AYME) and YoungLife Capernaum (YoungLife ministry for teens with disabilities). She also serves on the international board of the International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry (IASYM). Dr. Jacober is also invested in issues of fair housing, serving on the board of Agape Life Change of Pasadena, CA. Jacober's professional affiliations include the American Academy of Religion, the National Association of Christians and Social Work, the Association of Practical Theology, AYME, and IASYM.

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About "The Adolescent Journey"

Adolescence is a time of individuation--children are slowly finding their identity as adults, separate from their parents and other adult influences. Such a critical time of psychological development is complicated by cultural influences that shape their expectations of adulthood and color how they relate to other people and even God. The task of the youth pastor becomes to help adolescents navigate this often treacherous journey, helping young people reconcile their experience of childhood to the reality of their impending adulthood, and rooting and establishing them in a faith that can sustain them through their adult journey as well.

  • Examines youth ministry from the perspective of practical theology
  • Offers a guide for ministers to think theologically about adolescence and how to guide students through it
^^^Drawing on the insights of sociology and psychology, Jacober reveals youth ministry to be an act of practical theology, and helps youth pastors find their footing as they guide young people through adolescence^
- Publisher

Amy E. Jacober (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) is associate professor of practical theology and youth ministry at Truett Theological Seminary. Prior to coming to Truett in Fall 2007, Jacober taught at Azusa Pacific University, Seattle Pacific University, and Fuller Theological Seminary. Prior to her doctoral work, she completed degrees in Social Work (MSW, Arizona State), Divinity (M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary), Church Social Services (MACSS, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary), and Sociology (BA, Arizona). This broad background informs her interests in, and understanding of, marginalized communities, urban issues, theology and disability, and issues of family violence.Jacober's published works include theYouth Ministry Source Book, annually 2005-2009,A Pastor's Guide to Youth Ministry, numerous articles in theJournal of Student Ministries, Youth Worker Journal, and theJournal of Youth and Theology.Jacober serves on two national boards: the Association of Youth Ministry Educators (AYME) and YoungLife Capernaum (YoungLife ministry for teens with disabilities). She also serves on the international board of the International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry (IASYM). Dr. Jacober is also invested in issues of fair housing, serving on the board of Agape Life Change of Pasadena, CA. Jacober's professional affiliations include the American Academy of Religion, the National Association of Christians and Social Work, the Association of Practical Theology, AYME, and IASYM.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Amy E Jacober

Amy E. Jacober (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) is associate professor of practical theology and youth ministry at Truett Theological Seminary. Prior to coming to Truett in Fall 2007, Jacober taught at Azusa Pacific University, Seattle Pacific University, and Fuller Theological Seminary. This broad background informs her interests in, and understanding of, marginalized communities, urban issues, theology and disability, and issues of family violence.

Jacober's published works include the Youth Ministry Source Book, annually 2005-2009, A Pastor's Guide to Youth Ministry and most recently The Adolescent Journey: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Practical Youth Ministry, numerous articles in the Journal of Student Ministries, Youth Worker Journal, and the Journal of Youth and Theology.

Jacober serves on two national boards: the Association of Youth Ministry Educators (AYME) and YoungLife Capernaum (YoungLife ministry for teens with disabilities). She also serves on the international board of the International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry (IASYM). Dr. Jacober is also invested in issues of fair housing, serving on the board of Agape Life Change of Pasadena, CA. Jacober's professional affiliations include the American Academy of Religion, the National Association of Christians and Social Work, the Association of Practical Theology, AYME, and IASYM.

Table Of Contents

  • Introduction: Growing Up And So Many Places To Go!
  • 1 Youth Ministry As Practical Theology
  • 2 Practical Theology
  • 3 Overlapping Spheres In Adolescent Development: Healthy Individuation
  • 4 A Clarification Of Context: Understanding Youth Culture
  • 5 Theological Influences: Faith With Understanding
  • 6 A Depth Encounter With Central Virtues: Love, Mercy, Justice And Transformation
  • 7 Toward A More Intentional Transformative Youth Ministry
  • Appendix A: Chalcedon And The Bilingual Conversation
  • Appendix B: Various Perspectives On Culture
  • Acknowledgements
  • Bibliography
  • Index Of Subjects And Names
  • Index Of Scripture

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Product Details

Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 314946
  • Product Code 9780830834181
  • ISBN 0830834184
  • EAN 9780830834181
  • Pages 183
  • Department Ministry
  • Category Youth Ministry
  • Sub-Category Youth Leaders
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date May 2011
  • Sales Rank #58811
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 15 mm
  • Weight 0.255kg

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