Item description for Make It Real: A Practical Resource for Teen-Friendly Evangelization by Frank Mercadante...
Overview Every Catholic teen will be evangelized in the coming year. This is a fact. The question is, who will evangelize our teens, and to what will our teens be converted? Ironically, most "evangelization" is being done--not by the Church--but by the contemporary American culture. A variety of voices are vying for the attention and allegiance of our youth. Many of those voices, often electronically piped into our unsuspecting households, proclaim creatively, relevantly, and persuasively a message contrary to our Catholic faith. Yet the Church possesses a message that addresses the most significant hunger of every teen's heart. We have exactly what young people are searching for. We struggle, however, in constructing an environment that teens find attractive, and often fail to proclaim the Gospel in a creative and culturally relevant manner. This book is all about building evangelistic ministry that not only is worth teens' time but addresses the issues that are real in their lives. This book provides fresh, clear, and test-driven principles for building an effective and teen-friendly ministry for evangelistic outreach. In it you will also find fully designed sessions that help the busy youth worker implement dynamic and spiritually powerful evangelistic gatherings.
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Studio: Saint Mary's Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.9" Width: 8.3" Height: 0.6" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Nov 30, 2004
Publisher Saint Mary's Press
Grade Level High School
ISBN 0884898172 ISBN13 9780884898177
Availability 0 units.
More About Frank Mercadante
Mercadante is the executive director of Cultivation Ministries, a not-for-profit corporation, founded in 1990, that cultivates team-based, comprehensive, and disciple-making Catholic youth ministries by training, providing resources for, and supporting adult and teen leaders.
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A superb, hands-on practical resouce filled with ideas Dec 6, 2004
The executive director of Cultivation Ministries, a non-profit corporation that supports adult and teen leaders among Catholic youth ministries, presents Make It Real: A Practical Resource for Teen-Friendly Evangelization, a straightforward guide for Catholic evangelists seeking to compete for teenager's attention agains the tidal wave of popular culture. Chapters cover how to grow an outreach program, building a foundation that can endure the turbulence of teenage needs and life, and walk the reader through how to set up sample sessions to get across the Catholic message. Such sessions include teaching young people about God's plan for sexuality, raising teenager's self-worth by letting them know of God's love for them, understanding who God really is, and more. A superb, hands-on practical resouce filled with ideas and test-driven principles for creating a teen-friendly ministry.