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Author: Fred Mercadante8.5 X 11" -- 160 pages
Comprehensive, easy-to-read, informative, and fun: here's a youth ministry resource that offers everything you need to make your program a success. And by "success" we mean that it offers youth a four-year experience of growing in Christ. The author is an experienced youth minister who calls his approach an "Initiation Model of Senior High Youth Ministry," because it parallels the RCIA process in significant and life-changing ways.
In an Initiation Model the parish itself is the structure and the people are the witnessing faith-sharers who center on the Eucharist and are committed to a deepening relationship with Christ. This approach invites parish youth into full participation in a parish life that centers on the Eucharist. This is a wonderful and indispensable resource for all youth ministers, parish leaders, and pastoral teams!Read the Table of Contents for this book.Read the Introduction for this book.Peek Inside! See a SAMPLE chapter from this book.
THREE WONDERFUL REVIEWS FOR THIS RESOURCE:
This is clearly the work of a seasoned pastoral minister who knows how to deliver a solid theoretical framework in a very practical package. I warmly recommend it for anyone serious about developing a first-rate youth ministry.
--Fr. Bob Duggan, Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.
Here is a fine and comprehensive manual for parish youth ministry, but it's much more than that. The author folds initiation theology seamlessly into youth ministry using common sense language and a nuts-and-bolts perspective. Parish Youth Ministry that Works! deserves special attention!
--Dr. Michael Warren, East Northport, New York
This gem of a resource is filled with "helpful hints," "practical ideas," and "strategies" that lead to a successful initiation-based youth ministry. Great book with wonderful ideas!
--Dr. Carole Goodwin, Director of Youth Ministry and Young Adult Ministry, Archdiocese of Louisville, KentuckyAfter fourteen years as a professional youth minister serving two parishes in New Jersey, Fred Mercadante is now working with young adults in college campus ministry. He has consulted with many parishes in the field of youth ministry and has served on parish staffs as a youth ministry mentor for younger colleagues.