Are your tried-and-true youth programs not flying in today's ever-changing culture? Whether your ministry is struggling or sailing along, this well-researched guide will help you shift your paradigm by developing a practical theology to determine what is and should be happening, and how to ensure success. Includes questions for reflection and discussion.
DEEP MINISTRY IN A SHALLOW WORLD will show you a new way to prayerfully reflect on the questions you face in your youth ministry every day so you can find the answers that will take it to deeper places. That's because authors Chap Clark and Kara Powell have gathered significant research findings that will help shift your ministry paradigm. Did you know that: the typical strategies we use to build relationships with kids might actually cause them to trust us less because of what this generation has endured? recent research on communication could help us move past the witty talks and funny stories we work so hard to develop and instead actually connect the Bible to kids' lives? studies show that offering students 'just Jesus' and not helping them at home, school, and in their neighborhoods might not help them very much at all? The authors' research also led to their development of the Deep Design problem-solving process---a revolutionary model that will give you better tools than ever before to address every last issue you'll encounter in youth ministry.
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.
Dr. Kara E. Powell is an educator, professor, youth minister, author, and speaker. She is the Executive director of the Fuller Youth Institute and a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary (see www.fulleryouthinstitute.org). Kara also serves as an Advisor to Youth Specialties and currently volunteers in student ministries at Lake Avenue church in Pasadena, CA. She is the author of many books including Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids (with Chap Clark) and Deep Justice Journeys. Kara lives in Pasadena with her husband, Dave, and their children, Nathan, Krista, and Jessica. SPANISH BIO: Kara Powell es directora ejecutiva del Instituto para la Juventud del Seminario Teologico Fuller en Pasadena, California. Es autora de una amplia variedad de exitosos libros para el ministerio juvenil. Ademas, Kara a traves de www.ymwomen.com, anima, equipa y conecta a mujeres que sirven a los jovenes.