The End of Youth Ministry?

March 17, 2020|
The End of Youth Ministry? by Root, Andrew
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Informed by interviews that Root conducted with parents, this book explores how parents'' perspectives of what constitutes a good life are affecting youth ministry. In today''s culture, youth ministry can''t compete with sports, test prep, and the myriad other activities in which young people participate. Through a unique parable-style story, Root offers a new way to think about the purpose of youth ministry: not happiness, but joy. Joy is a sense of experiencing the good. For youth ministry to be about joy, it must move beyond the youth group model and rework the assumptions of how identity and happiness are imagined by parents in American society.]]>
Andrew Root (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is Carrie Olson Baalson Professor of Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, and has written extensively about youth ministry. He is the author of numerous books, including Faith Formation in a Secular Age, The Pastor in a Secular Age, Bonhoeffer as Youth Wo...
Title:The End of Youth Ministry?
Product dimensions:256 pages, 8.9 X 5.98 X 0.87 in
Shipping dimensions:256 pages, 8.9 X 5.98 X 0.87 in
Published:March 17, 2020
Publisher:Baker Publishing Group
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781540961396

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