Growing Teen Disciples Strategies for Really Effective Youth Ministry

ISBN-10: 0884897818

ISBN-13: 9780884897811

Edition: 2002

Authors: Frank Mercadante

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List price: $27.25
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Saint Mary's Press of Minnesota
Publication date: 6/18/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Preparing the Soil
Disciple-Making Youth Ministry
Defining Youth
What Is a Disciple?
Qualities of Discipleship
Stages of Discipleship
Principles for the Harvest
Disciples Make Disciples
Developing Adult Leadership
People-Centered Youth Ministry
Youth Leader Profile
What Are the Internal Qualities of a Youth Leader?
Begin Where Your Parish Is
Cultivating a Team of Disciple-Makers
Choosing the Right Leaders
The Importance of Prayer in Attracting Good Leaders
Who Works Best With Youth?
Skills for Recruiting Youth Workers
Basic Recruiting Approaches
Job Description of a Youth Leader
Envisioning a Verdant Horizon
The Driving Forces of Youth Ministry
Defining Mission and Purpose
The Mission Statement
Steps to Developing a Mission Statement
Developing a Strategic Plan
Fertilizing the Harvest Through Intercession
What Is Intercession?
Steps to Developing an Impacting Intercessory Prayer Base
Sowing the Seed
What Is Catholic Youth Evangelization?
Elements of Evangelization
The Need for Youth Evangelization
Dynamics of Youth Evangelization
Evangelistic Programming
Objectives of Evangelistic Programming
Caring for the Crop: A Relational Approach to Ministry
Incarnational Ministry
Characteristics of a Relational Youth Minister
Four Elements to Relational Outreach
Acres at a Time: Large Group Evangelization
Defining Large Group Evangelization
Meeting Format for Large Group Evangelization
Smaller Groups in the Large Group Setting
Steps to Planning and Evaluating a Meeting
Expanding Our Harvests
Five Steps to Reaching Uninvolved Teens
Some Examples of Innovative Outreach
Growing Mature Disciples
Plotting for Growth: Fostering Adolescent Faith Maturity
Characteristics of a Maturing Faith
Growing Small-Group Communities
The Significance of Small Faith Communities for Teenagers
Defining Small Faith Community
Integrating the Dimensions of the Church in the Small Faith Community
Small Faith Community Meeting Format
Characteristics of a Mature Small Faith Community
Practical Skills to Help Foster Growth
The Role of the Spiritual Cultivator
The Importance of Effective Listening Skills
Developing a Positive Catechetical Learning Experience
Lesson-Planning Steps
Small-Group Discussion Do's and Don'ts
Reaping the Fruit
Multiplying the Harvest Through Teen Leadership
Why Teens Should Be Active in Ministry
Identifying Potential Teen Leaders
Equipping Teens for Ministry
Formation of Teen Leaders
Planting a Fruitful Peer Ministry Team
What Is Peer Ministry?
Why Peer Ministry?
Characteristics of an Effective Peer Ministry Team
Peer Ministry Team Meeting Format
Recruiting Potential Peer Ministers
The Selection Process
Cultivating a Lifestyle of Justice and Service
Two Types of Service: Direct Action and Social Change
Service Experiences
Service Contexts
Steps to Planning a Service Event
The Maturing Full-Cycle Youth Ministry
Starting From Scratch
Beginning From Existing Ministry
Some Final Considerations
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