Series 1

Volume XVI, Issue 3

Spring 1996

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  1. What is the State of Youth Ministry Around the World?

    By Paul Borthwick — Pages 10-24

    The author reasserts the global and eternal significance of youth ministry-so that our visions can be expanded to call on God for the wisdom we will need to address the Gospel to the youth of his diverse and awesome world.

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  2. What are the Necessary Competencies to be an Effective Youth Worker?

    By Rick Dunn — Pages 25-38

    What can be presented as a legitimate, appropriate portrait of the qualified youth minister? What competencies should churches be looking for when examining a candidate a candidate for youth ministry?

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  3. What is a Theology of Youth Ministry?

    By Andy Hickford — Pages 39-51

    A clear grasp of theology must not only precede a youth work methodology, it must be allowed to shape it, asserts the author. Sound youth work methods flow from sound youth work theology.

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  4. What Does It Mean To Be "Called" To Youth Ministry?

    By Len Kageler — Pages 52-60

    The purpose of this essay is threefold. First he reexamines the nature of "call" from biblical theology and church history. Then the author provides a synopsis of original research he was able to conduct at the 1994 National Youthworkers' Conventions in Chicago and San Diego on this issue. Finally, the author concludes with some thoughts on the idea of call maintenance.

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  5. What is Youth Ministry?

    By Dr. Mark A Lamport — Pages 61-70

    The author presents a definition of youth ministry, develops the characteristics of a successful youth ministry, and concludes with the goal of youth ministry.

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  6. How Can Women Break the Gender Barrier in the Profession of Youth Ministry?

    By Ginny Olson — Pages 71-80

    The author explores five of the most common barriers for women in youth ministry. Then she suggests ways they can be overcome by women God has called into youth ministry.

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  7. What Kind of Education do Youth Ministers Need?

    By Dr. Dave Rahn — Pages 81-89

    In this article the author makes a case for an educational blueprint which, when followed with some flexibility, ought to guide those who are in the youth ministry training/teaching field.

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  8. What are the Best Textbooks for Youth Ministry?

    By Tim Reed — Pages 90-94

    A survey of approximately 50 colleges, seminaries, and parachurch organizations revealed what books were being used for training in youth ministry. The author presents the rankings and personal suggestions.

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  9. The State of the Educational Ministry Profession in Evangelical Churches, Part 3: Advice for Future Staff and the Schools that Prepare Them

    By Dr. Kevin E Lawson — Pages 95-109

    This final article in a three-part series examines the advice given by both current and former staff members to those who would like to pursue educational ministry in the church, and for the colleges and seminaries that prepare them.

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  10. Research Notes

    By — Pages 110-121

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  11. Book Reviews

    By — Pages 122-129

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