In a dialog that often gets downright feisty, four youth ministry academicians delineate 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 the four typologies: Inclusive Congregational; Preparatory; Missional; and Strategic. In Four Views of Youth 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 undergraduate and graduate students.
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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.
Dr. Mark Senter (PhD, Loyola University of Chicago) is associate professor of educational ministries at the Deerfield/Chicago campus of Trinity International University.
Wesley Black (PhD) is professor and department chair of youth and student ministries at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
Chap Clark, PhD (Univ. of Denver), has more than 25 years of experience in youth and family ministry. He is Associate Provost for Regional Campuses and Special Projects and Professor of Youth, Family, and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. Chap's extensive books, articles, and videos focus primarily on relationships. Among his many books are Hurt and Hurt 2.0; Disconnected: Parenting Teens in a MySpace World (coauthored with his wife, Dee); and Deep Justice in a Broken World. Chap and Dee live in Gig Harbor, Washington. SPANISH BIO: Chap Clark, PhD (Universidad de Denver), tiene mas de 25 anos de experiencia en el ministerio juvenil y de la familia. el es decano asociado de los campus universitarios regionales, Profesor y encargado de proyectos especiales en temas juveniles, de la familia y cultura en el Seminario Teologico Fuller. Chap es autor de un sinnumero de libros, articulos y videos enfocados en vinculos amistosos, familiares y amorosos. Entre sus libros se encuentran, Dolido y Dolido 2.0; Desconectado: Como criar hijos en un mundo de redes sociales como Myspace (escrito junto a su esposa, Dee); Justicia profunda en un mundo roto. Chap y Dee residen en Gig Harbor, Washington.
Malan Nel (DD, University of Pretoria) is professor of youth ministry and Christian education at Vista University in South Africa.