Unlocking Mission and Eschatology in Youth Ministry

  • YS Price: $11.00

  • Retail Price: $12.99 (You Save 15%)

In stock

For purchases of 25 or more copies, please click here for bulk ordering.

In Unlocking Mission and Eschatology in Youth Ministry Root argues that youth ministers should teach teens to recognize that as Jesus’ disciples they are participating in the very action of God to bring forth the future of God. He argues that our service to him on this earth (mission) is a sign of the new reality that Jesus will bring when he returns (eschatology).

  • Subject: CHURCH and MINISTRY/MINISTRY RESOURCES/YOUTH MINISTRY
  • Form Description: Hardcover, Jacketed
  • Contributor: Andrew Root
  • Contributor Bio: Andrew Root (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is the Olson Baalson associate professor of youth and family ministry at Luther Seminary (St. Paul, Minnesota). He is the author of several books, including Relationships Unfiltered and coauthor of The Theological Turn in Youth Ministry with Kenda Creasy Dean. Andy has worked in congregations, parachurch ministries, and social service programs. He lives in St. Paul with his wife, Kara, two children, Owen and Maisy, and their two dogs, Kirby and Kimmel. When not reading, writing, or teaching, Andy spends far too much time watching TV and movies.
  • Number of Pages: 128
  • Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
  • Country of Publication: US
  • Publication Date: 2013

Related Blog Posts

Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

March 28, 2017

By: Stephen Hale

3 Views of Atonement and Their Impact on Youth Ministry

As we approach Easter each year, Christians often find themselves contemplating the death and resurrection of Jesus. Christians have understood the atonement Jesus brings in very different ways throughout the millennia. Many of us hear the same model so often, we assume this is the Christian idea or the Biblical idea. This post will present a…

Read More
Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

March 26, 2017

By: Tyler Jarvis

Rethinking our Theology of Evangelism

The biblical conversation on evangelism starts at the very beginning of the Hebrew Bible. I know that’s not typically what you think of when you think about evangelism. We tend to think about Gospel Tracts with the Romans Road and the Sinner’s Prayer written on them. We tend to think about the Great Commission. We…

Read More
Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

March 20, 2017

By: Kellen Roggenbuck

Let ‘Em Speak

  Sometimes we can be overly protective of our pulpit/lectern/podium/music stand/stack of old shoe boxes and somehow get the idea that we are the only ones who can talk to our youth. That within itself is an issue, but it is a particular hurdle for this post’s topic – students speaking in front of the…

Read More
Featured

February 26, 2017

By: Joshua Glymph

A Video Training Series: Teaching (Part 1)

Teaching students as a leader is a great responsibility. More so, being prepared and how we prepare will dictate how well that teaching time goes. The truth is a prepared teacher will be a better teacher than the most charismatic teacher who does not prepare. Just because you can say something well, doesn’t mean what…

Read More
Featured

January 25, 2017

By: Todd Jones

How to Write an Engaging Message for Students

If you are a youth worker, and especially if you are the main youth worker, one of your biggest duties is to write and deliver the weekly lesson. Writing messages can be difficult, especially when trying to make a confusing and extremely deep book easy to understand and accessible to middle schoolers and high schoolers.…

Read More
Featured

August 24, 2016

By: Dawrell Rich

3 Tips About Dating for the Single Pastor

Dating can be difficult. Unfortunately, it can be even more challenging when you’re in vocational ministry. As professional clergy, navigating the space between public and private isn’t always easy. Often times, parishioners feel they have a right to access you at any time. Unlike typical eight hour jobs, our professional lives can span from administrative…

Read More
Featured

August 22, 2016

By: Efrem Smith

Urban Church Planting and the Empowerment of the Poor

This post is provided through a partnership with S.O.U.L. MAG, a FREE urban ministry and lifestyle magazine created to serve youth workers and the Church.  As we consider the issues and challenges facing urban communities across the United States of America, there is a case to be made for urban church planting. There is a…

Read More
Featured

August 22, 2016

By: Dave Blanchard

Quit Spinning Plates. Start Making Disciples.

I’m intrigued by a statement I read earlier today. While building his case for more intentional use of practical theology in student ministry, this particular author claims that being a youth minister is “fairly easy.” Excuse me? Apparently this comment came from some fantasy land I am yet to encounter. I was about to put…

Read More
Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

August 22, 2016

By: Nick Mance

What Students Need, Not What They Want

In the old 90s song “What A Girl Wants,” we hear Christina Aguilera sing, “What a girl wants / What a girl needs / Whatever makes me happy sets you free.” Have you ever noticed how we cave to popular culture in our youth programming? How we have to match the up-and-coming trends? Just take…

Read More
Featured

August 18, 2016

By: Brian Eno

The Throne of Grace

Growing up my childhood was very dysfunctional. I didn’t know just how dysfunctional until I became an adult. As a teenager I found myself completely lost, heading in a destructive direction. This is why I love that the Biblical word for lost doesn’t mean dammed or doomed, rather it means misplaced; not in the place…

Read More
Featured

August 17, 2016

By: Andy Hastie

HIGHS AND LOWS OF YOUTH MINISTRY

After 16 years in ministry, I’ve experienced my fair share of highs and lows. I’ve experienced great joy because of new salvations, baptisms, and the growth of a church plant that in one month went from 12 members to more than 60! I’ve seen God working and moving in, through, and all around me. Every…

Read More
Featured

August 16, 2016

By: Tim Price

Six Steps to Creating a Team Effort in Student Ministry

One person, who is working full time and really gifted, may be able to personally and relationally connect with – what would you say – 30 students? It would take some work – but it could be done. And then you hit the lid. There is really only one way to be effective at getting…

Read More