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Author(s): Alison Booker, David Booker
There are no shortcuts in youth ministry - but there is an amazing truth in working alongside God.
This book challenges us to step out of our youth work comfort zones and consider what is meant by 'mission'. Is it more than just evangelism? Should we do mission for the young people or with them?
Writing from a broad spectrum of experience and different perspectives, the authors talk frankly and honestly about their own experiences in youth ministry.
Structured around three main sections - Mission through the local church, Beyond the church walls and Rethinking young people and mission - Young People and Mission approaches its topics candidly, grappling with subjects that include helping teenagers to share their faith, ecology and mission, living in a multi-faith society and making the most of a gap year.
Challenging, practical, informative and insightful, Young People and Mission will help us to re-think the way we do mission with and to young people - inside and outside the church.
Contributions by: Alison Booker, David Booker, Matt Brown, Helen Dearnley, Matt Elsey, Diana Greenfield, Steve Hollinghurst, Martyn Lings, Debbie Orriss, Martin Parks, Nic Sheppard, and Neville Willerton.
Alison Booker is the Curate of Countesthorpe with Foston, a post which she has held since 2008. For eight years prior to that she was a Church Army Evangelist in Sheffield and Leicester Diocese. She was ordained Deacon in the Diocese of Leicester in 2008 and ordained priest in 2009. Alison is co-author of Together for a Season Vol. 3: Feasts and Festivals and the co-editor of Young People and Mission.
Alison Booker is assistant minister in a large parish in Leicestershire. David Booker is the former Diocesan Youth Officer for Leicester.
'Finally, a book that doesn't just tell us the Church is losing young people, but gives us practical advice and encouragement to reach them for Christ. Every youth worker and church leader needs to read this!' -- Mark Russell, Chief Executive of Church Army, Member of the Archbishops' Council of the Church of England and formerly youth minister at Christ Church, Chorleywood