Book, Bath, Table, and Time: Christian Worship as Source and Resource for Youth Ministry

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This new Youth Ministry Alternative gives youth, youth ministers, congregational leaders, and seminary students ideas for and suggestions on how to practice the liturgical holy things of the ordo-the ancient church's life "ordered" around its liturgical holy things: bath (Baptism); book (Scriptures); table (Eucharist); calendar (the prayerful patterning of time)-in order to provide the church with a faithful ecology of life that is capable of forming Christian youth who experience God's presence, identify God rightly, and take up their baptismal vocations before God and for the world. Edie offers practical ideas that ground youth ministry in a playfully orthodox ecclesiology which holds liturgy and worship at its center, yet takes into account and is sensitive to the characteristics of the younger generation so as to successfully engage them.

About the Author:
Fred P. Edie is director of the Duke Youth Academy for Christian Formation and assistant professor for the practice of Christian education and youth ministry at Duke Divinity School

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780829817447
  • Publisher: Pilgrim Press, The/United Church Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Series: Youth Ministry Alternatives Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 258
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 8.97 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword     vii
Acknowledgments     xi
Christian worship as the generative context for youth ministry     1
Finding themselves at the table: Youth practice God's presence, identity, and their own vocations through Eucharistic worship     33
Being creative and creative being: Art, incarnation, and youth's embodied communion with God and neighbor     62
The Book becomes script: Youth practice storied performances of the Bible     93
Contemplating the bath: Doing baptismal theology with youth through the ordo     126
Believing in time: Forming youth through prayerful temporal rhythms     157
Ordo-naxy practice: Youth living liturgically in the world     186
Plunging In: Baptismal vocation and youth's ministry     213
Postscript     245
Bibliography and Works Cited     247
Index     252
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