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.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Series:||Youth, Family, and Culture Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
Table of Contents
Introduction: Why This Book?
Introducing the Authors
View One: Greg Stier
The Gospel Advancing View of Ministry
Responses to the Gospel Advancing View
Greg Stier's Response
View Two: Brian Cosby
The Reformed View of Youth Ministry
Responses to the Reformed View
Brian Cosby's Response
View Three: Chap Clark
The Adoption View of Youth Ministry
Responses to the Adoption View
Chap Clark's Response
View Four: Fernando Arzola
The Ecclesial View of Youth Ministry
Responses to the Ecclesial View
Fernando Arzola's Response
View Five: Ron Hunter
The D6 View of Youth Ministry
Responses to the D6 View
Ron Hunter's Response
Afterword: Where from Here?