Let’s get on the same page. Let’s start to learn about one another before we meet face-to-face in Washington, DC. This online primer includes resources written by and about contributors who will be at Children, Youth and a New Kind of Christianity. It’s meant to help attendees and other interested folks get to know these contributors and their ideas before hearing them at the conference. Keep checking back for additional materials and resources from CYNKC contributors.
John H. Westerhoff, III
“The Church’s Contemporary Challenge: Assisting Adults to Mature Spiritually with Their Children“
From Nurturing Children’s Spirituality, edited by Holly Catterton Allen (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2008).
Almeda M. Wright
“The Power of Testimonies: Spiritual Formation and Ministering with Youth“
From Children, Youth and Spirituality in a Troubling World, edited by Mary Elizabeth Moore and Almeda M. Wright (St. Louis: Chalice, 2008)
“The Search for a New Model“
Taken from Formational Children’s Ministry by Ivy Beckwith. Copyright(c) 2010 by Ivy Beckwith. Used by permission of Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group (http://www.bakerpublishinggroup.com). Used by permission. All rights to this material are reserved. Material is not to be reproduced, scanned, copied, or distributed in any printed or electronic form without written permission from Baker Publishing Group.
Brian McLaren and Dave Csinos
“Where are the Children? Keeping Sight of Young Disciples in the Emerging Church Movement“
Co-authored with Daniel Jennings and Karen Marie Yust, in Family and Community Ministries 23, no. 4 (2010).
A Retelling of the Noah Saga (in 7 parts)
Joyce Ann Mercer and Dori Baker
“Finding Lives of Meaning: Individual Quests Carried Out in the Company of Friends“
From Lives to Offer: Accompanying Youth on Their Vocational Quests (Cleveland: Pilgrim, 2007).
Shane speaking at Sanctuary Church, Abingdon, MD
“Youth Responding to God’s Call and Reaching Out to Their Peers“
Sermon delivered at Raleigh Court Presbyterian Church in Roanoke, VA on January 31, 2010.
Steve and Mary Park
“Ignite the Light“
“Steve Park Helps Underprivileged Children in Nation’s Capital“
“Questioning the ’Right’ Answers: Faith Formation in the Postmodern Matrix“
From Shaped by God, edited by Robert J. Keeley (Grand Rapids: Faith Alive, 2010).
“Christian Education and the Imaginative Spirit“
From The Emerging Christian Way, edited by Mike Schwartzentruber (Vancouver: CopperHouse, 2006).
“A Convergence of Fronts” and “A New Kind of Youth Worker”
Taken from Presence-Centered Youth Ministry: Guiding Students into Spiritual Formation by Mike King. Copyright(c) 2006 by Mike King. Used by permission of InterVarsity Press PO Box 1400 Downers Grove, IL 60515. www.ivpress.com.
“You Had Me at Hello”
Taken from Letters to a Future Church: Words of Encouragement and Prophetic Appeals, edited by Chris Lewis. Copyright(c) 2012 . Used by permission of InterVarsity Press PO Box 1400 Downers Grove, IL 60515. www.ivpress.com.
CYNKC would like to thank all the publishers that granted permission for material to be included in this primer:
Baker Publishing Group
Faith Alive Christian Resources
The Pilgrim Press
Wipf and Stock Publishers/Cascade
Wood Lake Books/CopperHouse