Adoptive church : creating an environment where emerging generations belong / Chap Clark ; foreword by Steven Argue.
Contributor(s): Argue, Steven [writer of foreword.].Material type: TextSeries: Youth, family, and culture: Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Baker Academic, a division of Baker Publishing Group, Description: xii, 195 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780801098925; 0801098920.Subject(s): Youth -- Religious life | Church work with youth | Adoption (Theology)DDC classification: 259/.23
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Creating an adoptive youth ministry -- Adoptive youth ministry: from me to us -- Creating environments where faith families flourish -- Making disciples among siblings: the adoptive process of Christian formation -- The goal of ministry in an adoptive church -- Implementing adoptive youth ministry -- The power of partners -- Building your ministry team -- Nurture and the ministry of going -- Beyond participation: the power of empowerment -- Adoptive youth ministry and the challenge of change.
Teens and emerging adults don't feel at home in the church because they are not fully included in the church body. How can congregations nurture young adults, welcome them as siblings into God's household, and empower them to become fully embedded contributors within and to their faith community? Integrating the latest research on adolescent faith and young adult ministry for the local church, this book presents a new way of thinking about youth ministry. Chap Clark offers today's youth leaders highly practical principles based on his extensive experience, showing how they can implement a sustainable youth ministry program in their local church. He presents the adoptive youth ministry model as a way to help congregations see youth ministry as a bridge to inclusion, participation, and contribution in the body of Christ. Clark's comprehensive plan for designing and implementing youth ministry shows churches how to intentionally welcome young people and create an environment where they belong. --