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Raising the Bar: Ministry to Youth in the New Millennium

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"We know how to be teenagers. We want [the church] to show us how to be adults." --Kristin, aged 17

Two-thirds of today's teens are interested in having a meaningful relationship with God, yet less than one-third of them are active in a local church. Alvin Reid--an experienced pastor, professor, evangelist, and youth ministry speaker--suggests these statistics are more an i
Paperback, 208 pages
Published April 7th 2004 by Kregel Publications
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Daryl Watts
Aug 10, 2011 Daryl Watts rated it it was ok
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This book was recommended to me a couple of years ago by Alan Jackson, a youth ministry professor at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (not the county music artist).

Admittedly, I read the book a full four years after it was published, so I might be a little harsh when I say that much of the book is already a little outdated or at least not new. Reid says little that hasn't been said several times already.
His general premise is that current youth ministry is too much fun and games and not
Mar 06, 2011 Drew rated it really liked it
Premise is that we far underestimate the capacity of teenagers, treating them more like overgrown children than as burgeoning adults.
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Aug 24, 2010 Andy Anderson rated it really liked it
keep the standards high for youth, they can do it... encourage them to go higher for God...
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DR. ALVIN L. REID, best known for his student-given nickname “Doc,” has been a professor for over 20 years, over 17 of them spent at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

He has written over a dozen books, most on subjects like evangelism, spiritual awakenings, missional Christianity, and student ministry, and has taught young leaders on four continents and on s
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“More seeds of ministry are sown in youth between the ages of twelve and eighteen, more relationships forged that affect their future, more choices made with long-term implications, than arguably any other period in life.'I'hese are the years when young adults begin to think about issues that will influence the rest of their lives.” 0 likes
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