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Theology of Youth Ministry. What are the theology concepts that underpin your youth ministry and work? Why is this question an important question?. Theology of Youth Ministry. Brierley, D, Joined Up, 2003 Creasy Dean K, Practising Passion , 2004

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Theology of youth ministry
Theology of Youth Ministry

  • What are the theology concepts that underpin your youth ministry and work?

  • Why is this question an important question?


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Theology of Youth Ministry

  • Brierley, D, Joined Up, 2003

  • Creasy Dean K, Practising Passion, 2004

  • Griffiths, S. A Christlike Ministry, (Cambridge: YTC Press, 2008)

  • Thomson, J. Telling the Difference YTC Press, 2007

  • Root A, Revisiting Relational Youth Work, 2007

  • Pimlott, J & N Pimlott, Youth Work After Christendom, 2008

    (Most theology can be view through eyes of YM)


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Theology of Youth Ministry

  • Youth Ministry or Youth work.

  • A British problem not American or elsewhere.

  • Youth Work, promoting young people’s personal, social and educational development, offers both planned and spontaneous opportunities for young people to learn through experience… [Youth workers] enable them to gain a voice, influence and place in society in a period of their transition from dependence to independence. National Occupational Standards for Youth Work as


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Theology of Youth Ministry

Their vision for young people is what young people themselves have feed back to them

  • Being healthy

  • Staying safe

  • Enjoying and achieving

  • Making a positive contribution

  • Achieving economic wellbeing


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Theology of Youth Ministry

Values

  • Voluntary participation

  • Informal education

  • Empowerment

  • Equality of opportunity

    What questions or problems do these values and goals raise for youth ministry?


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Theology of Youth Ministry

  • Youth Ministry & or Youth Work

    • “youth work and youth ministry”. Danny Brierley

      “a separate and special issue within the broader discipline of youth work.” p. 22.

    • If youth work is the broad discipline involving all informal educators engaged with young people, then youth ministry is a ‘specialism’ within it. This becomes the domain of youth work and ministry.” p 10

      What are the problems with this?


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Theology of Youth Ministry

  • 2. A theology to support youth ministry

    A Christological support based on the incarnation – Relational Youth Ministry. YFC, Pete Ward, Andrew Root etc.

    Incarnation, Missio Dei

    Ward’s emphasis on outside in


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Theology of Youth Ministry

Roots Critique

Griffiths creates a broader based Christological underpinning.

  • Incarnational

  • Crucified

  • Resurrected

  • Ascended

  • Eschatological

  • Jesus: Kingdomship and Discipleship


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Theology of Youth Ministry

  • Griffiths Critique

  • Emery-Wrights Critique



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Theology of Youth Ministry

  • A theology of youth

    BY SEEKING OUT THE ONE LOVE THAT MATTERS ABOVE ALL OTHERS, PASSION UNITES LESSER COMMITMENTS OF SELF INTO SOMETHING APPROACHING AN INTEGRATED WHOLE. A PASSION THAT INSPIRES LIFE AND TAKING UP THE CROSS. A PASSION THAT IS WORTH LIVING AND DYING FOR.

    Kenda Dean



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Theology of Youth Ministry

Explain and Explore the theology that underpins your youth ministry.

How does this affect and inform the way we do youth ministry?


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