Brand NewFamily-Based Youth Ministry
Author: Mark DeVries
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Have you tried all the new youth programs? Have you planned one too many wacky activities? Are you frustrated about the size of the youth group? Here's an approach to ministry that takes youth work seriously.
Family-based youth ministry is about adults discipling teens one-on-one and in groups.
It is about involving not just the nuclear family but the whole church family--from singles to older adults.
More important, it's about incorporating youth into the life of your church.
So stop worrying about the size of your youth group or your budget.
Mark DeVries's refreshing approach to youth ministry will show you how your church can reach today's teens and how you can keep them involved in the life of the church.
Whether you are a parent, a youth pastor or a church member who cares about teens, you will find in this book an entirely different approach to youth ministry that will build mature Christian believers.
Table of ContentsForeword Acknowledgements Introduction 1.Something's Wrong: The Crisis in Traditional Youth Ministry 2.Is Anybody Out There? The Growth of Teenage Isolation 3.The Developmental Disaster: The Impact of Teenage Isolation 4.Sitting on a Gold Mine: The Power of the Nuclear Family 5.The Critical Care Unit: The Peculiar Crisis in Today's Christian Family 6.Stacking the Stands: The Power of the Extended Christian Family 7.It Only Makes Sense: The Vision of Family-Based Youth Ministry 8.Beyond the Cleavers: The Challenge and Opportunity of Ministry to Nontraditional Families 9.Walking the Tightrope: Family-Based Youth Ministry and the Developmenatal Need for Independence 10.A Different Gospel: Youth Culture Comes to Church 11.God Calling: Thinking Theologically about Youth Ministry 12.Making it Work: Implementing a Family-Based Youth Ministry Appendix A: A Matter of Perspective Appendix B: Has the Traditional Family Really Died? Appendix C: 19 Models for Youth Ministry Appendix D: 122 Family-Based Youth Ministry Programming Ideas Appendix E: Bridges: A Family-Based Curriculum Notes
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