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Adoptive Youth Ministry: Integrating Emerging Generations into the Family of Faith

Adoptive Youth Ministry: Integrating Emerging Generations into the Family of Faith

by Chap Clark (Editor)
Adoptive Youth Ministry: Integrating Emerging Generations into the Family of Faith

Adoptive Youth Ministry: Integrating Emerging Generations into the Family of Faith

by Chap Clark (Editor)


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Kids desperately need healthy, committed adults who can help them thrive in their faith and become active participants in the life of the church. This requires the efforts of the whole faith community. Chap Clark, one of the leading voices in youth ministry today, brings together twenty-four experts from a variety of denominations and traditions to offer a comprehensive introduction to adoptive youth ministry, a theologically driven, academically grounded, and practical youth ministry model. The book shows readers how to integrate emerging generations into the family of faith, helping young adults become active participants in God's redemptive community.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540961143
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/21/2019
Series: Youth, Family, and Culture
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Chap Clark (PhD, University of Denver) is professor of youth, family, and culture and chair of the Christian discipleship department at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the interim preaching pastor at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach, California, is president of ParenTeen, and works closely with Young Life. Clark has authored or coauthored numerous books, including the bestsellers Hurt 2.0 and Sticky Faith. Follow him on Twitter: @chapclark.

Table of Contents


Introduction: Adoption: Reenvisioning Youth Ministry and the Family of God Chap Clark
Part 1: The Context of Adoptive Youth Ministry
1. The Strategy of Adoptive Youth Ministry Chap Clark
2. Understanding the Changing Adolescent Steven Bonner
3. Welcoming Wounded and Broken Adolescents into the Family of God Marv Penner
4. Technology and Adoptive Youth Ministry Bradley Howell
5. Screen Time: A Window into Teens' Dreams Craig Detweiler
Part 2: The Call of Adoptive Youth Ministry
6. Reflective Youth Ministry: Youth Ministry as Critical, Ongoing, Communal Reflection Almeda M. Wright
7. Thinking (Practical) Theology Michael McEntyre
8. Youth Ministry, Adoption, and Culture Walt Mueller
9. Thinking Ecclesiologically: Teenagers Becoming Part of the Church Mark Cannister
10. Thinking Critically about Families and Youth Ministry Allen Jackson
11. Thinking Globally: An Asian American Case Study Approach David Jia Hwa Doong and Jinna Sil Lo Jin
12. Thinking Long Term Cheryl A. Crawford
Part 3: The Practice of Adoptive Youth Ministry
13. Adoption Extended: Creating a Welcoming Space Pamela Erwin
14. Spiritual Formation: It's a Matter of Time Tony Jones
15. Can I Ask That? Imagining a Church Big Enough for Teenagers' Hard Questions Kara Powell and Brad Griffin
16. A Call to Adoptive Ministry: Middle School Distinctives Heather Flies
17. No Church in the Wild: Urban and Multiethnic Contexts as the New Frontier of Youth Ministry Daniel White Hodge
18. Adoptive Youth Ministry: A Latin American Perspective Howard Andruejol
Part 4: The Skills for Adoptive Youth Ministry
19. Adoptive Leadership Bill MacPhee
20. The Communication of Adoption: Hearing and Making Known Duffy Robbins
21. Teaching for Adoptive Ministry Jay Sedwick
22. Rethinking Church Strategies and Structures Steven Argue
23. A Call to Adoption: Integration of Youth Ministry to the Church April L. Diaz

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