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Youth Ministry is viewed by the church in a variety of ways and the various opinions about the role and place of youth ministry in the local church are as diverse as the people who express them. Dean Borgman notes that youth ministry is a remedial function, necessary because all he other systems that should support the holistic development of young people are in trouble as well. This webinar will explore the current youth ministry landscape and the challenges of developing a contextual approach to discipleship that is good for the local church. The webinar is designed to allow ample time for questions and is guided by the mantra: What is good for our young people is good for our adults as well.

Our presenters: Lynn Barger Elliott is the Instructor for Youth Ministry at Calvin College. She is a lead consultant for Ministry Architects (formerly Youth Ministry Architects) and has been on the faculty of the Institute for Youth Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary and the Worship Symposium at Calvin College. Her work in intergenerational ministry was most recently published in the Christian Education Journal.  Darwin K. Glassford serves as Professor of Church Education and M.A. Program Director at Calvin Theological Seminary. In addition to his work at CTS he serves as Book Review Editor for the Journal of Youth Ministry and the Christian Education Journal, and is a member of the CRC's Youth Ministry Task Force. He has served in youth ministry positions in FL, NC and MI. He is currently working on a manuscript entitled: Worship Gone Awry: How Our Worship Practices Undermine the Faith of Emerging Adults.

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