CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY YOUTH MINISTRY CONFERENCE DISCUSSES WAYS TO ENGAGE YOUTH IN CHURCHES
By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator
The Rev. Shane Garrison, instructor in educational ministries at CU, who is also a 1999 graduate of the university, gave the first presentation, laying out various paradigms (or models) for youth ministry.
He said five promising paradigms are as follows: missional youth ministry – go and tell, not come and see; global- humanitarian youth ministry – where youth become part of the “Jesus Peace Corps” by helping and serving others in Jesus’ name;
Parent-centered youth ministry – where parents learn to lead their own teens in spiritual growth (with or without a “youth minister”); peer-to-peer youth ministry – which consists of youth ministry led by students for students, and campus crusade youth ministry that produces student missionaries sent to minister to their own school campuses.
For the full Campbellsville University press release on the Think Again Conference, select Full Story