Item description for Building Up Zion's Walls: Ministry for Empowering the African American Family by James Perkins & Jean Alicia Elster...
Overview This powerful resource is no less than a blueprint for potent ministry to the African American family. The basis for these materials were the workshops and papers at the acclaimed 1997 National African American Family Ministry conference. An in-depth manual that speaks to crucial components for affecting families today, it addresses the following: reaching Black males, faith development, models of youth ministry, parent-teen communication, and nurturing marriage. Interactive in approach, each section allows the reader to respond to critical issues. Focus is placed on applicable biblical principles, while a question-and-answer section is included, directed at commonly addressed issues.
Publishers Description This powerful resource is no less than a blueprint for potent ministry to the African American family. The basis for these materials were workshops and papers at the acclaimed 1997 National African American Family Ministry conference. This in-depth manual includes these crucial components for affecting families today: How to Reach Black Males Faith Development Models of Youth Ministry Parent-Teen Communication Nurturing Marriage Interactive in approach, each sections allows the reader to respond to issues. Focus is placed on applicable biblical principles, while a question and answer section is included, directed at commonly addressed issues.
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Studio: Judson Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.93" Width: 6.96" Height: 0.34" Weight: 0.56 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 1999
Publisher Judson Press
ISBN 0817013377 ISBN13 9780817013370
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More About James Perkins & Jean Alicia Elster
James A. Perkins is a professor and chair of the department of English and Public Relations at Westminster College (New Wilmington PA). He holds degrees from Centre College, Miami University, and the University of Tennessee. In addition to his fiction and scholarly writing, Perkins is a poet. He taught creative writing for twenty years and now teaches textual criticism and public relations research courses. Perkins and his wife Jane have two grown sons, James and Jeffrey, and two grandsons, Rory and Joshua.
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from United Methodist Connection Mar 26, 2002
"Building Up Zion's Walls by James Perkins is a great book for pastors and parishoners in churches looking to develop ministries committed to uplifting the black family. It is targeted to the African American church and community. However, I believe it is an effective tool for those serving or worshiping in cross-racial appointments as well. The book attracted my interest for two main reasons. First, it isn't just reflective; it provides a plan for the betterment of individuals. Second, it incorporates the collective input of so many dynamic leaders in the church today. Each chapter highlights a program taking place within experienced congregations and communities that have reputations for growing and developing ministry. I would highly recommend this book to anyone committed to strenghtening and enhancing the wonderful blessing of African American community life." -reviewed by Rev. Joseph Daniels, pastor of Emory United Methodist Church, Washington, D.C. in UM Connection, March 15, 2000