This Way to Youth Ministry contains essays focused in specialty areas by respected leaders in youth ministry. One-page devotionals are designed to minister to students as they deal with issues raised in the text appear at appropriate places in the book. Other features include profiles of youth workers around the world, and a description of varieties of ministries within the profession. Special attention is given to six skill areas: time management, the basic tenets of incarnational ministry, developing a ministry team, planning a ministry event, the principle of communication and its implications for youth ministry, and creative techniques and program design.
A FIELD GUIDE TO THE WILD LIFE OF YOUTH MINISTRY Youth Ministry. Its quite an idea so much bigger than two words. One part odyssey, one part call, one part mission, and one part quest, youth ministry calls us into places of breathless exhilaration, stunning beauty, genuine peril, and unknown discovery. This is not terrain for the faint of heart. But it is a landscape of grace and wonder. This Way to Youth Ministry is the most complete academic text for those who might be called to such a journey. Thirty-year youth ministry veteran Duffy Robbins explores the theology, theory, and practice of youth ministry and helps you discover how to: Identify your calling to ministry Cultivate the traits and training that make a good youth pastor Set boundaries and maintain priorities Understand the spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical development on adolescents Navigate youth culture and postmodernism Understand youth ministry in relation to the rest of the Church Develop a team of volunteers who will walk the journey with you Develop and apply a personalized ministry philosophy With just the right mix of theory and application, this extensive academic text shows you both the big picture and the close-up details of making ministry work. Whether your journey is just beginning or well under way, This Way to Youth Ministry is the book that will help with everything that lies ahead.
Duffy Robbins is Professor of youth ministry at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. A thirty-five year veteran of youth ministry, hes the bestselling author and coauthor of Enjoy the Silence, Speaking to Teenagers, Youth Ministry Nuts and Bolts and many more. Duffy speaks around the world to teenagers and people who care about teenagers.
... a foundational textbook for the academic study of youth ministry.
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