Item description for Presence-Centered Youth Ministry: Guiding Students into Spiritual Formation by Mike King...
Overview Presence-Centered Youth Ministry gives shape to such ministry through the classic disciplines and potent symbols and practices that have sustained the church over the centuries.
Publishers Description How many programs does it take to change a youth group? That question has bothered youth workers for decades, and the cracks in its logic are beginning to show. In place of the contrived, artificial mechanisms employed so widely in modern youth outreach and discipleship, Mike King proposes a ministry centered in the presence of God. Young people encounter Christ not in the flash and pop of arena ministry, but in the sacred shadow of his presence. They learn what it is to love and follow Christ by observing others loving and following Christ--letting Christ shape their worldviews, their habits, their virtues. Presence-Centered Youth Ministry gives shape to such ministry through the classic disciplines and potent symbols and practices that have sustained the church over the centuries. The sound and fury that has characterized youth ministry for so long has left too many youth workers tired and too many young people disillusioned. Come explore the deeper terrain; your students are sure to follow.
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More About Mike King
Michael A. Kipp is the associate professor of youth and family ministry at Northwest Nazarene University in Idaho. Prior to coming to NNU, Mike spent 13 years working with youth in California, Kansas, and Idaho. Mike Kipp is a husband, father, youth worker of 15+ years, and now the Michael earned his doctorate in Youth, Family and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena California in 2009. Michael is married to Sandy and they enjoy playing and traveling with their two children Spencer and McKenna. When not reading, writing, correcting, advising, teaching, or preparing, Michael loves to wrestle with his kids and have family dance parties. Professor of youth and family ministry at Northwest Nazarene University in Idaho. Brooklyn is the Global NYI Justice Advocate and founder of The Justice Movement. She builds bridges that empower churches and youth to do compassionate work together. Her priority is to inspire and resource youth to break cycles of poverty through faith in action. Brooklyn has served in full time youth ministry for the last 17 years, authored numerous books, contributes and communicates for Orange Leaders, and speaks at camps and conferences. She and her husband Coy planted @somoschurch in July 2016.www.brooklynlindsey.com www.justicemovement.com Mike Wonch serves as a senior editor at Nazarene Publishing House. Mike lives in Olathe, Kansas, with his wife, Geremi. Their son, Seth, attends Olivet Nazarene University.
Mike King was born in 1946 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Birmingham City University, UK.
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Excellent Rethinking of Youth Ministry Jan 12, 2007
Mike does an excellent job of helping youth workers understand the need for presence-centered youth ministry as well as giving practical tips for beginning. As someone who has moved from typical program-centered youth ministry to presence-centered youth ministry in the last few years, I found this book to be helpful when talking with church leaders and encouraging when faced with struggles.