First-Century Youth Ministry: Exploring Our Jewish Roots to Reclaim Discipleship
While there are lots of potential solutions to the “problems” of youth ministry, in First-Century Youth Ministry, Heather Quiroz suggests looking back—way back—for answers: at first-century Jewish faith, life, and culture.
We all want thriving youth ministries, vibrant communities of teenagers, and adult leaders who are all growing as disciples of Jesus. Too often, though, it feels like things just aren’t…quite…working. While there are lots of potential solutions to the “problems” of youth ministry, Heather Quiroz suggests looking back—way back—for answers: at first-century Jewish faith, life, and culture.
With vulnerability and humor, Quiroz combines stories from her years as an in-the-trenches youth worker with extensive study to help readers understand how building upon the wisdom and practices of the past can help shape our ministries today. Peppered throughout are simple, practical tips on everything from starting an intergenerational mentorship ministry, to helping teenagers meaningfully engage with Scripture, to encouraging teens and families to build restful Sabbath rhythms into their lives.
Written for youth workers, parents, pastors, and anyone who cares about guiding young people as they grow into disciples of Jesus Christ, First-Century Youth Ministry will encourage and challenge readers, making it clear how nourishing the roots of our faith will bring our youth ministries to life.
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