Black and White Styles of Youth Ministry
Two Congregations in America
Foreword by Thomas Kochman
Introduction by Charles R. Foster
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
WILLIAM MYERS has been a professional youth minister since 1965. A Presbyterian Church (USA) minister, he is associate professor of Christian education and director of the doctor of ministry program at Chicago Theological Seminary. He is the author of Theological Themes of Youth Ministry (1987).
"William Myers' Black and White Styles of Youth Ministry: Two Congregations in America is a first-class contribution to both the theory of Christian education and to recent developments in congregational studies. It beautifully weaves together theory and practice as it tells the story of the different styles of youth ministry in black Grace Church and white St. Andrews. You will leave reading this book edified and inspired and a much better religious educator of youth."
--DON BROWNING, The University of Chicago Divinity School
"Be ready to be challenged! Bill Myers reveals the hidden assumptions rooted in youth ministries. He shows that faithfulness is born from the interrelationship of context, gospel, and transformation."
--JACK L. SEYMOUR, Professor of Religious Education
Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary
"Bill Myers has offered a much needed picture of black and white styles of youth ministry. His own style of writing is stunning. The book is so rich in historical reflection and descriptive detail that one cannot avoid being confronted with urgent issues of race, culture, and social history, all vitally important in shaping youth ministry."
--MARY ELIZABETH MOORE, Professor of Theology and Christian Education
School of Theology at Claremont
"Myers' angle of insight and collection of data are most commendable. He is keenly insightful in the cause of sensitizing youth workers to subtle and traditionally overlooked biases."
--ELLA PEARSON MITCHELL, Interdenominational Theological Center