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