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Engaging a New Generation: A Vision for Reaching Catholic Teens

Engaging a New Generation: A Vision for Reaching Catholic Teens

by Frank Mercadante


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Reaching teens has always been a challenge. Add in the swirl of rapidly transforming culture and technology and no wonder today's teens are MIA at most traditional youth ministry offerings.

It's the elephant in the sanctuary today's teens are more likely to look at confirmation as their exit from Catholicism, rather than their initiation into the Faith. Sadly, many never return.

But how do we reach this new breed of teens? The formulas that worked with teens a generation or two ago, are now met with polite indifference.

Today, young people prefer substance over sensation involvement over indulgence. They hunger for authentic relationships. They long for spiritual experiences that are firmly rooted in truth and dignity.

Engaging a New Generation critically examines our commonly held assumptions as well as our often-used models and methodologies initially developed to reach late Baby Boomer and Generation X teens. It then introduces you to the core characteristics of the Millennial Generation teens and the pastoral implications, where the operational and ministerial borders are expanding far beyond traditional youth ministry.

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ISBN-13: 9781592767229
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division
Publication date: 05/31/2012
Pages: 188
Sales rank: 690,162
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 11

Chapter 1 We Don't Have a Youth Problem … 21

Chapter 2 Millennials and Gen Z 41

Chapter 3 The Missing Link 71

Chapter 4 The Youth-Engaging Parish 85

Chapter 5 From Evangelizing to Immanuelizing 101

Chapter 6 Rethinking Adolescent Catechesis 127

Chapter 7 Preparing the Soil of Leadership 145

Chapter 8 Inspiration from Nehemiah and Matchmaking 169

Appendix A Faith Assets 181

Appendix B Cultivation Strategic Planning Model 189

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