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When God Shows Up

When God Shows Up
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When God Shows Up

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For more than two centuries, youth ministries have either strengthened teenagers after a special encounter with God or tried to retain them until such a moment when God shows up. Here veteran youth ministry expert Mark Senter provides the first substantial history of the phenomemon of American Protestant youth ministry.

More than a history, this book highlights the evolution of adolescence and adolescent spirituality, outlines three distinct cycles in the history of youth ministry, describes the major shapers of youth ministry over the last century, and helps readers understand trends and changes in youth ministry and their connections to broader church life.



- Publisher "Mark Senter has done it again! Those of us who have read and used The Coming Revolution in Youth Ministry have waited far too long for this rich addition to the field of youth ministry. When God Shows Up offers a remarkable sweep across the heritage of youth ministry, demonstrating the factors that have shaped us today. Students of youth ministry will benefit from this work for years to come. I urge all those who care about where youth ministry has been and where it is going to read this fine book."--Wesley Black, professor of student ministry, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary"When God Shows Up will be a standard text in the field and will help us all stand on the shoulders of those who have gone before us with a passion to reach and nurture young people."--Leonard Kageler, executive administrator, Association of Youth Ministry Educators; professor, Nyack College"Every family, every organization, and every movement has a history that informs, explains, and inspires. Mark Senter has done a wonderful job of providing historical context for American Protestant youth ministry, which is a family, an organization, and a movement all in one. A thorough understanding of the contents of this book will help those who care about youth ministry to appreciate its roots and to be awed and inspired by youth ministry leaders from the past."--Dan Lambert, professor of youth ministries, John Brown University"Like a wise docent, Senter generously guides us through the archives of the history of youth ministry. Embracing a cyclical description of the evolution of youth ministry in America, Senter insightfully presents a well-researched, creative engagement with youth ministry in the Protestant church. Faithfully reporting the stories of our past, the text concludes with current observations and questions regarding our future direction. Comprehensive, accessible, and vital--a one-of-a-kind book that needs to be savored by every youth ministry professional!"--Cheryl A. Crawford, assistant professor of practical theology, Azusa Pacific University"Weaving together stories of youth ministry pioneers and their organizations, Senter provides an intriguing historical perspective on the church''s concern for its young people. Drawing on the lessons from history, Senter provides insight into this frustrating area of ministry and the challenges the church must address in order to spiritually engage young people. When God Shows Up is required reading for anyone remotely concerned with the future of the church''s ministry to young people."--Darwin Glassford, associate professor of church education, Calvin Theological Seminary; book review editor, Journal of Youth Ministry"Youth ministry changes--and must change--in the context of changing cultures. Mark Senter has experienced much of the history of modern youth ministry as a youth pastor himself and as a professor and leading scholar in the field. In When God Shows Up, Senter has produced a book that professors, students, youth leaders, and senior pastors should study. It challenged and expanded my thinking. Senter''s latest book is grist for dynamic, ministry-transforming discussion."--Dean Borgman, Charles E. Culpeper Professor of Youth Ministries, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary"The profession of youth ministry has a debilitating case of amnesia. Senter''s book is the antidote. He brings the untold stories of the past to life and draws valuable lessons for today''s youth ministers. Every youth minister and youth ministry educator in America should read this book. This book is the most comprehensive history of youth ministry available. Senter approaches youth ministry sympathetically from a strong faith perspective, yet also critically, aware of the importance of learning from the mistakes of the past."--Thomas E. Bergler, associate professor of ministry and missions, Huntington University; senior associate editor, Journal of Youth Ministry"This is not merely a history book; it is a compelling stor

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About "When God Shows Up"

For more than two centuries, youth ministries have either strengthened teenagers after a special encounter with God or tried to retain them until such a moment when God shows up. Here veteran youth ministry expert Mark Senter provides the first substantial history of the phenomemon of American Protestant youth ministry.

More than a history, this book highlights the evolution of adolescence and adolescent spirituality, outlines three distinct cycles in the history of youth ministry, describes the major shapers of youth ministry over the last century, and helps readers understand trends and changes in youth ministry and their connections to broader church life.


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"Mark Senter has done it again! Those of us who have read and used The Coming Revolution in Youth Ministry have waited far too long for this rich addition to the field of youth ministry. When God Shows Up offers a remarkable sweep across the heritage of youth ministry, demonstrating the factors that have shaped us today. Students of youth ministry will benefit from this work for years to come. I urge all those who care about where youth ministry has been and where it is going to read this fine book."--Wesley Black, professor of student ministry, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary"When God Shows Up will be a standard text in the field and will help us all stand on the shoulders of those who have gone before us with a passion to reach and nurture young people."--Leonard Kageler, executive administrator, Association of Youth Ministry Educators; professor, Nyack College"Every family, every organization, and every movement has a history that informs, explains, and inspires. Mark Senter has done a wonderful job of providing historical context for American Protestant youth ministry, which is a family, an organization, and a movement all in one. A thorough understanding of the contents of this book will help those who care about youth ministry to appreciate its roots and to be awed and inspired by youth ministry leaders from the past."--Dan Lambert, professor of youth ministries, John Brown University"Like a wise docent, Senter generously guides us through the archives of the history of youth ministry. Embracing a cyclical description of the evolution of youth ministry in America, Senter insightfully presents a well-researched, creative engagement with youth ministry in the Protestant church. Faithfully reporting the stories of our past, the text concludes with current observations and questions regarding our future direction. Comprehensive, accessible, and vital--a one-of-a-kind book that needs to be savored by every youth ministry professional!"--Cheryl A. Crawford, assistant professor of practical theology, Azusa Pacific University"Weaving together stories of youth ministry pioneers and their organizations, Senter provides an intriguing historical perspective on the church''s concern for its young people. Drawing on the lessons from history, Senter provides insight into this frustrating area of ministry and the challenges the church must address in order to spiritually engage young people. When God Shows Up is required reading for anyone remotely concerned with the future of the church''s ministry to young people."--Darwin Glassford, associate professor of church education, Calvin Theological Seminary; book review editor, Journal of Youth Ministry"Youth ministry changes--and must change--in the context of changing cultures. Mark Senter has experienced much of the history of modern youth ministry as a youth pastor himself and as a professor and leading scholar in the field. In When God Shows Up, Senter has produced a book that professors, students, youth leaders, and senior pastors should study. It challenged and expanded my thinking. Senter''s latest book is grist for dynamic, ministry-transforming discussion."--Dean Borgman, Charles E. Culpeper Professor of Youth Ministries, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary"The profession of youth ministry has a debilitating case of amnesia. Senter''s book is the antidote. He brings the untold stories of the past to life and draws valuable lessons for today''s youth ministers. Every youth minister and youth ministry educator in America should read this book. This book is the most comprehensive history of youth ministry available. Senter approaches youth ministry sympathetically from a strong faith perspective, yet also critically, aware of the importance of learning from the mistakes of the past."--Thomas E. Bergler, associate professor of ministry and missions, Huntington University; senior associate editor, Journal of Youth Ministry"This is not merely a history book; it is a compelling stor
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Mark Senter

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.

Table Of Contents

  • Preface: God Shows Up
    part 1
    1. Newsies: A Survey Of The Diverse Experiences Of Youth In America
    2. Rebel Without A Cause: The Rise And Fall Of Adolescence In America
    3. Bruce Almighty: A History Of Spirituality In Youth Ministry
    4. Whatever Goes Around Comes Around: The Concept Of Cycles In History
    part 2: Youth Group Jazz: Period Of Associations (1824-1875)
    5. Tom Sawyer And The British Invasion: Period Of Associations (1824-1875)
    6. Cadets Of Temperance: Structuring Youth Societies
    7. The Gangs Of New York: The Setting For Modern Youth Ministry
    part 3: Sheet Music Jazz: The Period Of Youth Societies (1881-1925)
    8. Trouble In River City: The Period Of Youth Societies (1881-1925)
    9. Saturday Night In River City: Denominational Youth Societies (1889-1935)
    part 4: modern Jazz: The Period Of The Relational Outreach (1933-1989)
    10. The Great Gatsby: Youth Fellowships In Mainline Denominational Youth Ministry (1936-1965)
    11. Grease: Parachurch Club Programs (1933-1989)
    12. Pleasantville: The Evangelical Church Discovers Teenagers (1933-1989)
    13. Friday Night Lights: The Youth Rally Era (1938-1967)
    part 5: jazz Fusion: Combining Old And New (1990 And Beyond)
    14. Into The Woods: Re-inventing Youth Ministry
    15. Mr. Holland's Opus: The Legacy Of Youth Ministry
    epilogue
    index

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  • Catalogue Code 296359
  • Product Code 9780801035906
  • ISBN 0801035902
  • EAN 9780801035906
  • Pages 384
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Baker Book House
  • Publication Date Mar 2010
  • Sales Rank #55441
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 27 mm
  • Weight 0.517kg

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