This book will help teachers in a variety of Christian youth ministry settings more effectively to plan and to teach so that their efforts will genuinely impact the lives of the teens they serve. This long-needed book will be used by professional youth workers to enhance their own practice; will equip volunteers; and will become a foundational text in college and seminary classrooms. This book is a comprehensive, research-informed text whose passion is fueled by the urgent need in youth ministry to better reach students, to inform them about God's will for their lives, and to have students experience change in their lives they can experience beyond the youth-group setting. No other text in print so fully helps youth workers teach teens holistically. This book combines adolescent development theory, educational theory, and practical applications and ideas. With this book's comprehensive outlook, teachers and youth leaders can have greater opportunities for a richer impact on students for the sake of the Gospel.
This comprehensive, research-informed textbook reviews all aspects of traditional and contemporary theories and experience in youth ministry, but also points to the future by analyzing youth culture and charting innovative paradigms in the art and craft of teaching. The book is fueled by the urgent need in youth ministry to better reach students, to inform them about Gods will for their lives, and to encourage change in their lives beyond the youth group setting. Features include: Website dedicated to the book, including chats hosted by the author Scriptural instruction on reaching the minds, hearts, and souls of students Cultural analysis of adolescents in ministry contexts and in the larger community Explanation of learning styles: auditory, visual, tactile, kinesthetic Explanation of multiple intelligences: imaginative, analytic, common sense, dynamic Tips on creativity: where to find ideas, list of teaching methods
Dan Lambert EDD, is associate professor of Youth Ministries at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, AR. He has been involved in mission work in the Ukraine and Bosnia. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Youth Ministry Educators Association and is general editor of YMEA's publication, The Journal of Youth Ministry.
'[A] very strong work...that encourages and guides teachers in effectively educating their students. Exegeting culture, learning styles, biblical topics, adolescence, and a host of others are effectively examined....' [E]ssential reading.
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