Family-Based Youth Ministry

Overview

In a culture that worships youth even as it abandons its young, Family-Based Youth Ministry gets adults, families and congregations involved. This revised and updated edition continues to hold out its bold challenge: Young people belong in the life of their church, and the church belongs in the lives of its youth.

For everyone from youth pastors to discipleship and church growth coordinators, DeVries offers an approach to youth ministry that brings teens into ...

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Overview

In a culture that worships youth even as it abandons its young, Family-Based Youth Ministry gets adults, families and congregations involved. This revised and updated edition continues to hold out its bold challenge: Young people belong in the life of their church, and the church belongs in the lives of its youth.

For everyone from youth pastors to discipleship and church growth coordinators, DeVries offers an approach to youth ministry that brings teens into one-to-one relationships with older Christians; involves the whole church family from singles to seniors; frees youth pastors and church leaders from worrying about attendance, budget and competition with other programs; and encourages and guides youth toward mature Christian commitment.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830832439
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 4/6/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 674,470
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark DeVries (M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary) is the founder of Youth Ministry Architects, a consulting team that assists churches in building sustainable youth ministries (www.ymarchitects.com).

DeVries has served since 1986 as associate pastor for youth and their families at First Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee. He has trained youth workers on five continents and has taught courses or been a guest lecturer at a number of colleges and seminaries.

DeVries is the author of Family-Based Youth Ministry and coauthor of The Most Important Year in a Woman's Life/The Most Important Year in a Man's Life, and he has been a contributing writer for Josh McDowell's Youth Ministry Handbook, Starting Right and Reaching a Generation for Christ. In addition, his articles and reviews have been published in a variety of journals and magazines. He and his wife, Susan, have four grown children.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 9
Acknowledgments 11
Introduction 15
1 Something's wrong : the crisis in traditional youth ministry 21
2 Is anybody out there? : the growth of teenage isolation 35
3 The developmental disaster : the impact of teenage isolation 47
4 Sitting on a gold mine : the power of the nuclear family 59
5 The critical care unit : the peculiar crisis in today's Christian family 71
6 Stacking the stands : the power of the extended Christian family 83
7 It only makes sense : the vision of family-based youth ministry 97
8 Beyond the Cleavers : the challenge and opportunity of ministry to nontraditional families 119
9 Walking the tightrope : family-based youth ministry and the developmental need for independence 131
10 A different gospel : youth culture comes to church 145
11 God calling : thinking theologically about youth ministry 159
12 Making it work : implementing a family-based youth ministry 171
App. A A matter of perspective 183
App. B Has the traditional family really died? 192
App. C 19 models for youth ministry 194
App. D 122 family-based youth ministry programming ideas 197
App. E Bridges : a family-based curriculum 211
Notes 249
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