Passing on the Faith: A Radical Model for Youth and Family Ministry

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Saint Mary's Press, 2008 - Family & Relationships - 397 pages
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Hardel and Strommen present in this book a radically new (yet ancient) model for faith formation of young people. They place the family at the very center of the faith growth process, with the congregation and community as integral, active partners. Not just theory, the model is based on the extensive research of Search Institute and the Youth & Family Institute of Augsburg College. Here theory has been given flesh by the authors' pastoral experiences. With its helpful chapter notes, comprehensive bibliography, list of resource sites, and handy index, the book is an excellent text for college and seminary courses in youth and family ministry, and a useful reference book for both community and school libraries. With its narrative style, ideas, anecdotes, illustrations, and activities, this book also is an excellent resource for pastors, youth ministers, family ministers and community leaders.
 

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A call to put family at the center of faith development. Strommen is the founder of Search Institute. (JKC) Read full review

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Contents

Foreword to First Edition
7
Preface to First Edition
9
Preface to Revised Edition
12
What Is Youth and Family Ministry?
15
Strengthening Family Relationships
40
Fostering Close Relationships with God
76
FaithFocused Christian Education
111
Congregations As Family
164
Healthy Communities Healthy Children
237
Transforming Todays Culture
268
The Circle of Creation
296
From Vision to Action
316
Chapter Notes
339
Resource List
360
Selected Bibliography
365
Index
371

Creating a Christian Youth Subculture
195

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About the author (2008)

Hardel was a parish pastor for over 20 years. Presently he is executive director of the Youth and Family Institute of Augsburg College. Books and resources he has authored or co-authored include: It's for L.I.F.E., Welcome to the Sawdust Circle, and FaithTalk with Children.

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