ISBN-10:
0801049679
ISBN-13:
9780801049675
Pub. Date:
08/18/2015
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
ISBN-10:
0801049679
ISBN-13:
9780801049675
Pub. Date:
08/18/2015
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Youth Ministry in the 21st Century: Five Views

Youth Ministry in the 21st Century: Five Views

by Chap ClarkChap Clark
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Overview

There are many philosophies and strategies that drive today's youth ministry. To most people, they are variations on a single goal: to make faithful disciples of young people. However, digging deeper into various programs, books, and concepts reveals substantive differences among approaches.

Bestselling author Chap Clark is one of the leading voices in youth ministry today. In this multiview work, he brings together a diverse group of leaders to present major views on youth ministry. Chapters are written in essay/response fashion by Fernando Arzola, Greg Stier, Ron Hunter, Brian Cosby, and Chap Clark. As the contributors present their views and respond to each of the other views, they discuss their task and calling, giving readers the resources they need to develop their own approach to youth ministry. Offering a model of critical thinking and respectful dialogue, this volume provides a balanced, irenic approach to a topic with which every church wrestles.


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ISBN-13: 9780801049675
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/18/2015
Series: Youth, Family, and Culture
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Chap Clark (PhD, University of Denver) is professor and chair of the youth, family, and culture department at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is on the teaching team at Harbor Christian Center church in Gig Harbor, Washington, is president of ParenTeen, and works closely with Young Life. Clark has authored or coauthored numerous books, including Hurt 2.0 and Sticky Faith. Follow him on Twitter: @chapclark.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction: Why This Book?
Introducing the Authors
View One: Greg Stier
The Gospel Advancing View of Ministry
Responses to the Gospel Advancing View
Brian Cosby
Chap Clark
Fernando Arzola
Ron Hunter
Greg Stier's Response
View Two: Brian Cosby
The Reformed View of Youth Ministry
Responses to the Reformed View
Greg Stier
Chap Clark
Fernando Arzola
Ron Hunter
Brian Cosby's Response
View Three: Chap Clark
The Adoption View of Youth Ministry
Responses to the Adoption View
Greg Stier
Brian Cosby
Fernando Arzola
Ron Hunter
Chap Clark's Response
View Four: Fernando Arzola
The Ecclesial View of Youth Ministry
Responses to the Ecclesial View
Greg Stier
Brian Cosby
Chap Clark
Ron Hunter
Fernando Arzola's Response
View Five: Ron Hunter
The D6 View of Youth Ministry
Responses to the D6 View
Greg Stier
Brian Cosby
Chap Clark
Fernando Arzola
Ron Hunter's Response
Afterword: Where from Here?

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