When God Shows Up: A History of Protestant Youth Ministry in America

When God Shows Up: A History of Protestant Youth Ministry in America

by Mark H. Senter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801035902

ISBN-13: 9780801035906

Pub. Date: 03/01/2010

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

"Youth ministry changes—and must change—in the context of changing cultures. Mark Senter has experienced much of the history of modern youth ministry as a youth pastor himself and as a professor and leading scholar in the field. In When God Shows Up, Senter has produced a book that professors, students, youth leaders, and senior pastors should

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"Youth ministry changes—and must change—in the context of changing cultures. Mark Senter has experienced much of the history of modern youth ministry as a youth pastor himself and as a professor and leading scholar in the field. In When God Shows Up, Senter has produced a book that professors, students, youth leaders, and senior pastors should study. It challenged and expanded my thinking. Senter's latest book is grist for dynamic, ministry-transforming discussion."—Dean Borgman, Charles E. Culpeper Professor of Youth Ministries, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

"When God Shows Up will be a standard text in the field and will help us all stand on the shoulders of those who have gone before us with a passion to reach and nurture young people."—Leonard Kageler, executive administrator, Association of Youth Ministry Educators; professor, Nyack College

"The profession of youth ministry has a debilitating case of amnesia. Senter's book is the antidote. He brings the untold stories of the past to life and draws valuable lessons for today's youth ministers. Every youth minister and youth ministry educator in America should read this book. It is the most comprehensive history of youth ministry available. Senter approaches youth ministry sympathetically from a strong faith perspective, yet also critically, aware of the importance of learning from the mistakes of the past."—Thomas E. Bergler, associate professor of ministry and missions, Huntington University; senior associate editor, The Journal of Youth Ministry

"Mark Senter has done it again! Those of us who have read and used The Coming Revolution in Youth Ministry have waited far too long for this rich addition to the field of youth ministry. When God Shows Up offers a remarkable sweep across the heritage of youth ministry, demonstrating the factors that have shaped us today. Students of youth ministry will benefit from this work for years to come. I urge all those who care about where youth ministry has been and where it is going to read this fine book."—Wesley Black, professor of student ministry, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801035906
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface: God Shows Up
Part 1
1. Newsies: A Survey of the Diverse Experiences of Youth in America
2. Rebel without a Cause: The Rise and Fall of Adolescence in America
3. Bruce Almighty: A History of Spirituality in Youth Ministry
4. Whatever Goes Around Comes Around: The Concept of Cycles in History
Part 2: Youth Group Jazz: Period of Associations (1824-1875)
5. Tom Sawyer and the British Invasion: Period of Associations (1824-1875)
6. Cadets of Temperance: Structuring Youth Societies
7. The Gangs of New York: The Setting for Modern Youth Ministry
Part 3: Sheet Music Jazz: The Period of Youth Societies (1881-1925)
8. Trouble in River City: The Period of Youth Societies (1881-1925)
9. Saturday Night in River City: Denominational Youth Societies (1889-1935)
Part 4: Modern Jazz: The Period of the Relational Outreach (1933-1989)
10. The Great Gatsby: Youth Fellowships in Mainline Denominational Youth Ministry (1936-1965)
11. Grease: Parachurch Club Programs (1933-1989)
12. Pleasantville: The Evangelical Church Discovers Teenagers (1933-1989)
13. Friday Night Lights: The Youth Rally Era (1938-1967)
Part 5: Jazz Fusion: Combining Old and New (1990 and Beyond)
14. Into the Woods: Re-inventing Youth Ministry
15. Mr. Holland's Opus: The Legacy of Youth Ministry
Epilogue
Index

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