Item description for Deep Justice in a Broken World: Helping Your Kids Serve Others and Right the Wrongs Around Them by Chap Clark & Kara E. Powell...
Overview Giving youth workers the opportunity to go beyond simply trying to motivate kids to serve those in need, this work invites them to help their kids wrestle with why those people are in need in the first place. Discussions are grounded in an evangelical perspective on Scripture, ministry, and relationships.
Publishers Description It doesn t take a long list of statistics to convince you that our world is broken. Mission trips, service projects, and supporting children through relief organizations are just a few of the ways that many youth workers engage their students in serving the least, the last, and the lost. As good and helpful as these things may be on the surface, that s where they remain---at the surface. The problems run far deeper than an occasional paint job or fundraising project can solve. But it s not hopeless. Deep social justice is possible in your youth ministry. Following their bestselling book, Deep Ministry in a Shallow World, Kara Powell and Chap Clark provide you with research and insights that will help your ministry get to the next level. In addition to helping you further understand the Deep Design method (introduced in their previous book), their practical Kingdom of God theology will help you go beyond simply trying to motivate your students to serve those in need, and invite your students (and maybe even your leaders) to wrestle with why those people are in need in the first place. You ll hear from well-known social justice leaders and youth workers who are making a difference in urban, suburban, and small town settings including: * Jim Wallis (Sojourners) * Tony Campolo (Eastern University) * Lina Thompson (World Vision/Vision Youth) * John Perkins (Christian Community Development Association) * Shane Claiborne (The Simple Way) * Larry Acosta (Urban Youth Workers Institute) * Rudy Carrasco (Harambee Christian Family Center) * Jeremy Del Rio (Community Solutions, Inc.) * Noel Castellanos (Christian Community Development Association), and more In addition to expanding your personal justice commitments, Deep Justice in a Broken World will help you reflect with your own leadership team, and will provide you with online resources to take you even deeper into the journey. So go ahead, dig deeper into what it means to heal the broken world in which we live. Take your ministry deeper into social justice."
Citations And Professional Reviews Deep Justice in a Broken World: Helping Your Kids Serve Others and Right the Wrongs Around Them by Chap Clark & Kara E. Powell has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christianity Today - 10/01/2010 page 62
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Studio: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.98" Width: 6.54" Height: 0.65" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2008
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310273773 ISBN13 9780310273776 UPC 025986273774
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More About Chap Clark & Kara E. Powell
Chap Clark (PhD, University of Denver) is professor and chair of the Youth, Family, and Culture Department at Fuller Theological Seminary, where he is also a coordinator of Fuller Studio. He is on the teaching team at Harbor Christian Center Church in Gig Harbor, Washington, is president of ParenTeen, and works closely with Young Life. Clark has authored or coauthored numerous books, including Hurt 2.0 and Sticky Faith. Follow him on Twitter: @chapclark.
Chap Clark currently resides in Pasadena. Chap Clark was born in 1954.
Chap Clark has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Deep Justice In A Broken World?
Deep Justice Jan 19, 2009
This book is one of the very best I've read to move students from just participating in service projects to deep justice work!
Let's go deep! Mar 27, 2008
This book, Deep Justice in a Broken World, is a much needed resource in a world of fast food, fast cars, and fast relationships. The authors cause us to stop and reflect on how to develop character, true character, in a generation that is trapped in consumerism and surrounded with marketing messages. This is the perfect book for anyone who cares about the future of America - and how our future can help shape the world for the better. I HIGHLY recommend this book!!!
A Monumentally Important work Mar 26, 2008
This book is a must read for all those who have a heart for teenagers and care about the church. The days of entertaining youth, keeping them busy with church activities, and just trying to help them "make it" through their school years are over. This book points to a new and much needed understanding of what it means to help teenagers participate in embodying and witnessing to the Kingdom of God in their lives. The greatest value of this work is not that is adds to or even changes the sorts of things students can be a part of, but that helps to establish an entirely fresh paradigm of what it means to think about and do youth ministry. If you are not ready to rethink "youth ministry" from the bottom up leaving no stone unturned, then understand, this will be quite a dangerous read. Otherwise, it's a must have!