Theological Themes of Youth Ministry

By William R. Myers

Introduction by David Ng

Theological Themes of Youth Ministry

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  • ISBN: 9781592444526
  • Pages: 128
  • Publication Date: 1/6/2004
  • Retail Price: $19.00
Web Price: $15.20
Web Price: $15.20

Theological Themes of Youth Ministry

By William R. Myers

Introduction by David Ng

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781592444526
  • Pages: 128
  • Publication Date: 1/6/2004
  • Retail Price: $19.00
Web Price: $15.20

About-

This is a book about youth ministry - a ministry with youth based in the local congregation. Seven theological themes utilizing a "lectionary/ seasons-of-the-year framework," provide this book's core. Here is a resource to help youth and youth leaders struggle with a reconstruction of the role of the congregation in transformative ministry with youth.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Offering a foundational approach to youth ministry, Bill Myers relates theological themes to the lectionary, to life, to the Bible, and to youth culture in an imaginative way. He links theological vision and practical approaches in a way rarely found. I am enthusiastic about this volume."

Sara Little, Robert and Lucy Reynolds Critz Professor of Christian Education, Union Theological Seminary in Virginia


"Stories of people we know and experiences we recognize provide the web by which . . .Myers draws us into the magic of youth ministry. Skillfully woven, ...the author subtly invites us to an experience of self understanding as we enjoy a survey of the church year through imaginative programming for youth . . .This is an excellent book."

Carl S. Dudley, Professor of Church and Community, McCormick Theological Seminary


"Among the many books available on youth ministry, only a few ask questions and provide insights that take us deeper than techniques and programs . . . . This book is one of that select few that help us to see what is really at stake, what lies at the heart of ministry with youth. Myers tells stories and paints pictures that invite us to envision a way of being with youth that deserves the name of ministry."

Craig Dykstra, Thomas W. Synnott Professor of Christian Education, Princeton Theological Seminary


". . .A theological autobiography of a youth minister who is thinking theologically about the work and meaning of ministry with youth and not just for youth. ....He questions what is being done and seeks to bring renewal to the church's work of ministry with youth. Readers will be disturbed by its analyses, refreshed by his concepts, encouraged by his real-life experiences, roused by his ideas."

John M. Dettoni, Assistant Professor of Christian Formation and Discipleship, Fuller Theological Seminary

Contributors-

William R. Myers
David Ng

Bio(s)-

William Myers has been involved in youth ministry since 1965. Currently Director of Leadership Education for The Association of Theological Education in the United States and Canada, he continues to speak at regional and national conferences. A Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) minister, he was Professor of Religious Education and Academic Dean at Chicago Theological Seminary.

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