This book is for youth workers who care about kids and are desperate to find ideas that might work. It's for youth workers who realize the ministry programs that have (at least kind of) worked before aren't cutting it with today's culture. It's for youth workers who know that no one has all the answers but are willing to listen to others who have spent time wrestling with the questions.
Whether you're struggling to make anything work in your ministry or you're finding that most things are clicking along, this book will help you develop a practical theology--to ask what is happening, what should be happening, and how can we make that happen in our ministry? Each chapter is followed by discussion questions to help you process in a group or on your own.
The world of academic research is a vast one, and most youth workers don't have the time (or the patience) to sift through all the data in order to find what might apply to their ministry setting. Chap Clark and Kara Powell have brought together significant research findings that may help shift your ministry paradigm. Deep Ministry in a Shallow World will help you learn what it means to prayerfully reflect on the questions you're facing in your ministry and find the answers that will take your ministry deeper.