In Rebuilding Youth Ministry, Christopher Wesley coaches fellow Catholic leaders how to overcome common hurdles of ministering to young people. Wesley shares how he faced feelings of complacency, underestimated youth, and entertained rather than ministered in his own parish. Wesley built a distinctive program based on small group faith formation and sustained with the assistance of more than sixty volunteer adult mentors.
Includes bibliographical references.;In this volume, Christopher Wesley coaches fellow Catholic leaders on how to overcome common hurdles of ministering to young people. Wesley shares how he faced feelings of complacency, underestimated youth, and entertained rather than ministered in his own parish.
Christopher Wesley is director of student ministry at the Church of the Nativity in Timonium, Maryland. He is also team leader for the parish's family ministry programs and serves on the pastor's strategic leadership team. He is active with unCUFFed Ministries in Baltimore. Chris writes the Marathon Youth Ministry blog (christopherwesley.org), is the host of the weekly Rebuilt podcast, and writes content for downloadyouthministry.com. Wesley has a bachelor's degree in communication arts, electronic media, from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio (2003). A native of Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, Chris has lived in Tokyo; Hong Kong; Auckland, New Zealand; Cincinnati; and Baltimore. Chris and his wife, Katherine, have two sons. You can find Chris on Twitter at @chrisrwesley and on Facebook at facebook.com/marathonyouthministry.
Michael Whiteis the author of four collections of poetry and a memoir, Travels in Vermeer (Persea 2015), and has published widely in respected periodicals, including The Paris Review, The New Republic, The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Western Humanities Review, and the Best American Poetry. His most recent collection is Persea s Vermeer in Hell, winner of the Rudnitsky Editor s Choice Award. White teaches poetry and is presently chair of the Creative Writing department at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.
Tom Corcoran has been a bartender, disc jockey, screenwriter, Navy officer and journalist. He co-wrote the Buffett hits "Fins" and "Cuban Crimes of Passion." He is the author of "Gumbo Limbo, Bone Island Mambo", and other Alex Rutledge mysteries. He lives in the Lower Keys, Florida.
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