Raising the Bar: Ministry to Youth in the New Millennium
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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...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published April 7th 2004 by Kregel Academic & Professional
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Daryl Watts
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four years after it was published, so I might be a little harsh when I say that much of the book is already a little outdated or at least not new.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...more
Premise is that we far underestimate the capacity of teenagers, treating them more like overgrown children than as burgeoning adults.
Andy Anderson
keep the standards high for youth, they can do it... encourage them to go higher for God...
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