Create a more effective youth ministry! Join Oestreicher and the voices of other experienced leaders as you explore the culture shifts of the last 50 years in adolescents' values and priorities; learn how to move away from a dependence on programs; focus on communion and mission; and better relate to your students. 160 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 160 Vendor: Youth Specialties Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.50 X 0.40 (inches) ISBN: 0310668662 ISBN-13: 9780310668664 Availability: In Stock
Over the past several decades there have been three significant shifts in youth culture; each new shift brought with it different values and priorities in the lives of teens. Youth ministries adapted and responded to the first two shifts, but we're missing the boat on the third. The result? Youth ministry isn't addressing the realities and needs of today's youth culture. After nearly three decades in youth ministry, Mark Oestreicher has lived through a lot of those shifts himself. In recent years, he's found himself wondering what needs to change, especially since so much of what we're doing in youth ministry today is not working. In Youth Ministry 3.0, youth workers will explore, along with Marko and the voices of other youth workers, why we need change in youth ministry, from a ministry moving away from a dependence on programs, to one that is focused on communion and mission. They'll get a quick history of youth ministry over the last fifty years. And they'll help dream about what changes need to take place in order to create the next phase of youth ministry --- the future that needs to be created for effective ministry to students.
Mark Oestreicher (Marko) is a veteran youth worker and former president of Youth Specialties. The author of dozens of books, including Youth Ministry 3.0 and Middle School Ministry, Marko is a sought after speaker, writer and consultant. Marko leads The Youth Cartel, providing a variety of resources, coaching and consultation to youth workers, churches and ministries. Marko lives in San Diego with his wife Jeannie and two teenage children, Liesl and Max. www.whyismarko.com. SPANISH BIO: Mark Oestreicher con una vasta experiencia ministrando a jovenes, ha sido pastor en diversas iglesias y ha escrito mas de 20 libros para lideres y adolescentes. Hoy lidera Especialidades Juveniles en Estados Unidos y es considerado una autoridad en discipulado juvenil.
'Mark Oestreicher's Youth Ministry 3.0 embodies the conversation model of ministry books. His book is revolutionary not only in content, but also in style....Marko's book is of the first printed books in the youth ministry field to widely embrace social media as a means of resourcing. Social media addicts everywhere are rejoicing.' -- thESource