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OMG : a youth ministry handbook / Kenda Creasy Dean, editor ; with Roland Martinson ... [et al.].

Contributor(s): Dean, Kenda Creasy, 1959- | Martinson, Roland D, 1942-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Youth and theology series: Publisher: Nashville, Tenn. : Abingdon Press, c2010Description: xv, 163 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781426700088 (pbk. : alk. paper); 1426700083 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Church work with youthDDC classification: 259/.23
Contents:
Oh my God: an introduction -- Haunting questions -- You are not alone -- Telling the truth: we do this for joy -- The trouble with research -- Does youth ministry matter? -- Do our practices of youth ministry reflect Christ? -- Does our practice of youth ministry shape Christians? -- How long can we keep this up? -- Can we do better? -- Daunting challenges -- Spying on canaan -- The challenges of a changing lifestage -- Expanding adolescence -- Ending adolescence -- The challenges of a changing context -- A new sense of place: the challenge of getting grounded -- A new sense of time: the challenge of changing tempo -- A new sense of stuff: the challenge of living generously -- A new sense of self: the challenge of branding -- A new sense of story: the challenge of telling the truth -- Challenges ahead: serving Christ in a post-christendom church -- Learning to be church (again) -- Enduring themes -- Some things last: Christ's call to discipleship -- Thumb-lines in youth ministry -- Belonging: including young people in the community of faith -- Accompaniment: joining young people on the journey of faith -- Grace: strengthening young people for the life of faith -- The sign potential of community -- The sign potential of imagination -- The sign potential of adolescents -- Being in time -- -- Promising possibilities -- The madness of ministry with young people -- The theological turn in youth ministry -- Dick and Jane go to church: the hunger for a worthy adventure -- The missional church: following Jesus into the world -- Redefining community: from connections to communion -- Sacred practices: aiming for embodied faith -- Practicing the presence of God -- A curriculum of sacred practice -- The importance of parents -- Beyond training events: new possibilities for forming leaders -- Streams in the wasteland -- Emerging competencies -- Setting the believers an example (or not) -- Leading with integrity: still learning -- Searching Scripture: transformation in Bible study -- Inviting wholeness: identity and integrity in teaching -- Stilling the soul: the practice of presence -- Soul doctors: nurturing hope amidst suffering -- Spectators no more: creating church versus consuming it -- Choosing life: discerning vocation with young people -- Benedict of Nursia, youth guy -- A maturing discipline -- Youth ministry comes of age (maybe) -- Field or discipline -- Specialists or generalists -- The risks of intellectual maturity -- Pastoral imagination: job #1 for preparing youth ministers -- Practical theology: the parent discipline of youth ministry -- Discipling a discipline.
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Youth Ministry YMP-OMG (Browse shelf) Available 13-1643

Includes bibliographical references (p. 137-158) and indexes.

Oh my God: an introduction -- Haunting questions -- You are not alone -- Telling the truth: we do this for joy -- The trouble with research -- Does youth ministry matter? -- Do our practices of youth ministry reflect Christ? -- Does our practice of youth ministry shape Christians? -- How long can we keep this up? -- Can we do better? -- Daunting challenges -- Spying on canaan -- The challenges of a changing lifestage -- Expanding adolescence -- Ending adolescence -- The challenges of a changing context -- A new sense of place: the challenge of getting grounded -- A new sense of time: the challenge of changing tempo -- A new sense of stuff: the challenge of living generously -- A new sense of self: the challenge of branding -- A new sense of story: the challenge of telling the truth -- Challenges ahead: serving Christ in a post-christendom church -- Learning to be church (again) -- Enduring themes -- Some things last: Christ's call to discipleship -- Thumb-lines in youth ministry -- Belonging: including young people in the community of faith -- Accompaniment: joining young people on the journey of faith -- Grace: strengthening young people for the life of faith -- The sign potential of community -- The sign potential of imagination -- The sign potential of adolescents -- Being in time -- -- Promising possibilities -- The madness of ministry with young people -- The theological turn in youth ministry -- Dick and Jane go to church: the hunger for a worthy adventure -- The missional church: following Jesus into the world -- Redefining community: from connections to communion -- Sacred practices: aiming for embodied faith -- Practicing the presence of God -- A curriculum of sacred practice -- The importance of parents -- Beyond training events: new possibilities for forming leaders -- Streams in the wasteland -- Emerging competencies -- Setting the believers an example (or not) -- Leading with integrity: still learning -- Searching Scripture: transformation in Bible study -- Inviting wholeness: identity and integrity in teaching -- Stilling the soul: the practice of presence -- Soul doctors: nurturing hope amidst suffering -- Spectators no more: creating church versus consuming it -- Choosing life: discerning vocation with young people -- Benedict of Nursia, youth guy -- A maturing discipline -- Youth ministry comes of age (maybe) -- Field or discipline -- Specialists or generalists -- The risks of intellectual maturity -- Pastoral imagination: job #1 for preparing youth ministers -- Practical theology: the parent discipline of youth ministry -- Discipling a discipline.

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