Embedded Faith

The Faith Journeys of Young Adults within Church Communities

By Carlton Johnstone

Foreword by Andrew Root

Embedded Faith

paperback-logo

  • ISBN: 9781625641236
  • Pages: 232
  • Publication Date: 12/4/2013
  • Retail Price: $28.00
Web Price: $22.40
Web Price: $22.40
ebook-logo

eBOOK

  • ISBN: 9781625641236
  • Format: epub
  • Publication Date: 12/4/2013
  • Retail Price: $28.00
Web Price: $22.40
Web Price: $22.40
 

*All eBooks are non-returnable

** Click here to review our ePub FAQ and policies.

Embedded Faith

The Faith Journeys of Young Adults within Church Communities

By Carlton Johnstone

Foreword by Andrew Root

paperback-logo

PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781625641236
  • Pages: 232
  • Publication Date: 12/4/2013
  • Retail Price: $28.00
Web Price: $22.40
ebook-logo

eBOOK

  • ISBN: 9781625641236
  • Format: epub
  • Publication Date: 12/4/2013
  • Retail Price: $28.00
Web Price: $22.40
Web Price: $22.40
 

*All eBooks are non-returnable

** Click here to review our ePub FAQ and policies.

About-

Embedded Faith explores the way Christian faith journeys of young adults are embedded within church communities. It discusses why young adults go to church, why they change churches, why some are involved in the practice of church two-timing, and what they are looking for in a church. Embedded Faith also provides valuable insight into the relationship between geographic mobility and belonging to a faith community in a transient age. Embedded Faith discusses areas where young adults are engaging and disengaging with church life, such as preaching and worship. It addresses how stage of life transitions and life experience impact on one's experience and involvement in church. This book will enable anyone working with young adults in a church context to give shape to a ministry that is more sensitive and connected to the realities faced by young adults, and will call you to the importance of listening to the lived experience of young adults as it relates to faith and church.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Carlton makes an important contribution to our understanding of what is going on with those in our congregations who are under thirty-five years old. . . . He makes connections between the life-stories of young adults interviewed and serious philosophical and sociological research. His application of this to the worship, community, rituals, preaching, and culture of church life is insightful and should be engaged with by anyone seriously concerned about the present and future of the church."
--Mark Pierson, author, The Art of Curating Worship

"Johnstone offers real stories that inspire participation in the journey of faith and pilgrimage through the realities of what an embedded faith entails, the lack of 'perfection' in every context as well as the surprising growth that occurs sometimes where we least expect it."
--Allister Lane, Minister, St. John's in the City Presbyterian Church, Wellington

"Earthed in the . . . faith journeys of young adults Embedded Faith is a deeply reflective analytical study of how they both view and engage in church. As the young adults interviewed wrestle with faith, community, worship, and preaching, there are both profound insights and wonderfully practical conclusions--I had my eyes opened, heart softened, and thinking challenged in this important and timely work."
--James Bradford, Pastor, Hillview Evangelical Church, Gloucester

Contributors-

Carlton Johnstone
Andrew Root

Bio(s)-

Carlton Johnstone is the national youth ministry development leader for the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand. He lives in Wellington with his wife, Sarah, and children, Max and Holly.

More from the Contributor(s)-

see all »

Our ImprintsExplore our different imprints . . .-

View Our Publishing Partners »
Explore our different imprints . . . View Our Publishing Partners »
© 2016 Wipf and Stock Publishers. All Rights Reserved.