Item description for Raising Up Young Heroes: Developing a Revolutionary Youth Ministry by Efrem Smith...
Overview Youth ministry is about much more than Sunday night Bible study and lock-ins. It's about changing the lives of youth and empowering young heroes to change their world. Here is a model for holistic ministry that addresses all the needs of students--body, soul and spirit. Powerful stories from the author's urban, multiethnic context shape the context of this book, while the principles within are designed to serve the whole body of Christ.
Publishers Description How can you move beyond youth group? You already know that youth ministry is about much more than Sunday night Bible study and lock-ins. It's about changing the lives of youth and empowering young heroes to change their world. In this book Efrem Smith provides you with a model for holistic ministry that addresses all the needs of youth--body, soul and spirit. Powerful stories from Smith's urban multiethnic context shape the content of Raising Up Young Heroes. He shows how the fashion, music and lifestyle of the hip-hop culture are permeating youth culture and how you can enter that culture to help your youth meet Jesus. The principles that are the foundation ofRaising Up Young Heroes are designed to serve the whole body of Christ. So whatever your own youth group context, you can benefit from the Smith's rich storehouse of experience and his huge heart for today's youth.
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Studio: IVP Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.36" Width: 5.58" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.38 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2004
Publisher IVP-InterVarsity Press
ISBN 0830832092 ISBN13 9780830832095
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More About Efrem Smith
Efrem Smithis an internationally recognized African-American leader and highly charismatic speaker. He is the former pastor of the Sanctuary Covenant Church and board chair of the Sanctuary Community Development Corporation in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is now superintendent of the Pacific Southwest Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) denomination, located in Concord, California, and the author of Raising Young Heroes and The Hip-Hop Church.
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One of the best books on Youth Ministry period. Oct 5, 2005
Pastor Smith, in his book Raising Up Young Heroes, writes simply one of the best books on cutting edge youth ministry that you can read. Unlike most youth ministries book which are only practical with a specific racial or social group of youth, or simply restates what has already been said, Raising Up Young Heroes shines like a lighthouse on a stormy night. The book takes a holistic approch to youth ministry, in an attempt to change the student from the inside out. This book will help you better minister to a culture that is ever changing.