Most adults feel uncomfortable in the teen subculture. From this uneasy position, adults like to 'handle' the teens like children because they are threatening. The purpose of Timeless Youth Ministry is to help people in the church and Christian youth organizations minister to teenagers. As former youth pastors and current professors of youth ministry, the authors have 'been there, done that' in this field. They've run programs, camps, and ministry trips in such diverse places as southern California, east Tennessee, northeast Ohio and Alberta, Canada,to name a few. This book is a needed resource to examine afresh what it means to be an adolescent in today's culture and how those who minister to young people can best reach them.
LEE VUKICH (M.A., D.Min, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary) has spent the past twenty years working with adolescents and their families. Most recently, Dr. Vukich served at Liberty University as a professor of contemporary youth culture. A sought-after speaker, Dr. Vukich addresses the challenges teens face in today's world and coaches teens and families through difficult situations. He has co-authored Timeless Youth Ministry, Protecting Your Teen from Disturbing Behaviors, and Disturbing Behavior: 53 Alarming Trends of Teens and How to Spot Them. He has also appeared as a guest on Focus on Your Child, the weekend radio magazine of Focus on the Family. He lives in Lynchburg, Virginia, with his wife, Beth, and their two children.
STEVE VANDEGRIFF (Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary) is a professor of youth ministries at Liberty University in Virginia. A former youth pastor, Steve enjoys ministering and speaking to young people and their parents. He previously spent thirteen years as the executive director of Youth for Christ in Alberta, Canada. He is co-author of Timeless Youth Ministry, Disturbing Behavior, and Protecting Your Teen from Disturbing Behaviors. The parents of three children, Steve and his wife, Pamela Jo, reside in Lynchburg, Virginia.