A FIELD GUIDE TO THE WILD LIFE OF YOUTH MINISTRY
Practical applications, theological foundations, and valuable information for the student beginning a youth ministry.
Youth Ministry. It’s quite an idea so much bigger than two words. One part odyssey, one part call, one part mission, and one part quest, youth ministry calls us into places of breathless exhilaration, stunning beauty, genuine peril, and unknown discovery. This is not terrain for the faint of heart. But it is a landscape of grace and wonder.
This Way to Youth Ministry is the most complete academic text for those who might be called to such a journey. Thirty-year youth ministry veteran Duffy Robbins explores the theology, theory, and practice of youth ministry and helps you discover how to:
Identify your calling to ministry
Cultivate the traits and training that make a good youth pastor
Set boundaries and maintain priorities
Understand the spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical development on adolescents
Navigate youth culture and post-modernism
Understand youth ministry in relation to the rest of the Church
Develop a team of volunteers who will walk the journey with you
Develop and apply a personalized ministry philosophy
With just the right mix of theory and application, this extensive academic text shows you both the big picture and the close-up details of making ministry work. Whether your journey is just beginning or well under way, This Way to Youth Ministry is the book that will help with everything that lies ahead.