Practicing Discernment with Youth: A Transformative Youth Ministry Approach

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"Over the last half-century," says David White, "congregational youth ministry has undergone a separation from its own sense of place. The expectations, imaginations, and practices of youth ministry are more likely to originate in Southern California, Colorado, or denominational headquarters than they are within the unique and particular setting of a congregation."

So in this resource White instead calls for congregations to engage their own young people in practices of discernment that involve the gifts and ...

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Overview

"Over the last half-century," says David White, "congregational youth ministry has undergone a separation from its own sense of place. The expectations, imaginations, and practices of youth ministry are more likely to originate in Southern California, Colorado, or denominational headquarters than they are within the unique and particular setting of a congregation."

So in this resource White instead calls for congregations to engage their own young people in practices of discernment that involve the gifts and problems of their unique context, bringing their lives more fully into partnership with God's work in their particular place. He models how to do this through historic discernment practices of Christian communities such as: Ignatian contemplative practices, Quaker clearness counsels, consensus decision making, silence

Practicing Discernment with Youth is the first book in the new series Youth Ministry Alternatives: Resources of Theological Integrity Rooted in Real Congregations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780829816310
  • Publisher: Pilgrim Press, The/United Church Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2005
  • Series: Youth Ministry Alternatives Ser.
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,124,706
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : putting youth ministry in its place 3
1 The social construction of adolescence and the vocation of youth : a theological vision for youth ministry 13
2 Cultural forces and the crisis in contemporary youth ministry 35
3 Reclaiming the Christian practice of discernment 63
4 Listening : loving God with your heart - movement one 89
5 Understanding : loving God with your mind - movement two 114
6 Remembering and dreaming : loving God with your soul - movement three 138
7 Acting : loving God with your strength - movement four 174
8 Appropriating discernment for ministry with youth 200
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