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Saturday, November 22 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Making Disciples of Whom? Christology and Youth Ministry

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The National Study of Youth and Religion and more recent research shows that many students in our own youth groups do not believe that Jesus Christ is the one and only way of salvation. They no longer believe in the historic Christian faith, but rather their “faith” is a smattering of quasi-religious fumes, endured with a hefty back story of tolerance, that rides on the nationality of the metanarrative congruence of all faiths. One can certainly do youth ministry from all three pluralism platforms: historic (Jesus is the only way), modern (Jesus is a good way, but there are other ways), or postmodern (who cares about religious dogma; it’s not important anyway), but the this-world outcomes are very different. This session explores in what respect a historic Christian Christology is vital for actual disciple making youth ministry, as well as for youth flourishing.

Sponsored by: Sparkhouse / InterVarsity Press / Youthfront / Nazarene Theological Seminary / Fuller + Fuller Youth Institute / Howard Payne University / Gordon College / Luther Seminary / Seattle Pacific University


Speakers
avatar for Laura Addis

Laura Addis

Laura Addis lives in Kansas City working at both Youthfront and Second Presbyterian Church. Currently a DMin student at Fuller, she would be happy spending every afternoon with students and tweeting from @thelauralarsen. Laura is most spiritually disciplined in the fall when she is busy praying and fasting for her beloved LSU Tigers.
avatar for Len Kageler

Len Kageler

Len Kageler has a long and positive track record in working in church-based student ministry. Len is professor of youth and family studies at Nyack College. His many books include Youth Ministry in a Multifaith Society: Forming Christian Identity Among Skeptics, Syncretists, and Sincere Believers of Other Faith, and The Volunteers Field Guide to Youth Ministry.
avatar for Sharon Ketcham

Sharon Ketcham

Gordon College
Sharon Galgay Ketcham is an associate professor of Christian ministries at Gordon College and is currently the president of the Association of Youth Ministry Educators. She earned her Ph.D. in theology and education from Boston College. Sharon’s two decades of experience in youth ministry include serving in full-time ministry, research, writing, teaching, and mentoring.
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Mike King

Mike King is in his 39th year of youth ministry and serves as president and CEO of Youthfront, an organization committed to creating holistic, missional environments for Christian formation by providing programs, resources, and training. He is as an adjunct professor at Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, and also serves as a Youth Specialties Thought Partner.
avatar for Mike Langford

Mike Langford

Mike Langford is assistant professor of theology, discipleship, and ministry (and coordinator of youth ministry education and training) at Seattle Pacific University and Seattle Pacific Seminary. In addition to his academic training in both practical and systematic theology, he has been involved in youth ministry for more than 20 years.


Saturday November 22, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
A314

Attendees (68)