Youth Ministry 3.0: A Manifesto Of Where We'Ve Been, Where We Are & Where We Need To Go
Publish Date: 2008-11-25
Author: Mark Oestreicher
Over the past several decades there have been three significant shifts in youth culture; each new shift brought with it different values and priorities in the lives of teens. Youth ministries adapted and responded to the first two shifts, but were missing the boat on the third. The result? Youth ministry isnt addressing the realities and needs of todays youth culture. After nearly three decades in youth ministry, Mark Oestreicher has lived through a lot of those shifts himself. In recent years, hes found himself wondering what needs to change, especially since so much of what were doing in youth ministry today is not working. In Youth Ministry 3.0, youth workers will explore, along with Marko and the voices of other youth workers, why we need change in youth ministry, from a ministry moving away from a dependence on programs, to one that is focused on communion and mission. Theyll get a quick history of youth ministry over the last fifty years. And theyll help dream about what changes need to take place in order to create the next phase of youth ministry the future that needs to be created for effective ministry to students.