A Youth Ministry Handbook

Author Amy Scott Vaughn
Author Dayle Gillespie Rounds
Author Don C. Richter
Author Prof. Kenda Creasy Dean
General Editor Prof. Kenda Creasy Dean
Author Roland D. Martinson
Publisher Abingdon Press
Publication Date 3/2010
Binding Book - Paperback
ISBN 9781426700088
Retail Price $28.99
Discount Price $19.49 (33% discount)
"Most contemporary young people operate far enough from Moses’ moral compass that it never occurs to them that “OMG” (“oh my God,” in teenspeak) has anything to do with the Ten Commandments, much less that it breaks one of them. After all, the phrase is a nearly ubiquitous adolescent throw-away line...Yet Christians should hear the phrase “oh my God” differently. Youth ministers, parents, teachers—anyone who has ever loved an adolescent—know that “OMG” can be a prayer, a plea, a petition, a note of praise, or an unbidden entreaty that escapes our lips as we seek Christ for the young people we love." from the book

Using six lens the authors detail current practices and tease out underlying questions as youth ministry becomes more self-consciously aligned with practical theology.

Contributors include: Kenda Creasy Dean, Mike Carotta, Roland Martinson, Rodger Nishioka, Don Richter, Dayle Gillespie Rounds, and Amy Scott Vaughn.