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Article | CREATING SPACE FOR GOD: TOWARD A SPIRITUALITY OF YOUTH MINISTRY by Michael Hryniuk

Youth Ministry and Spintuality Project

A contemplative approach to ministry with youth is founded on the premise that what all young persons ultimately desire, like Franny Glass, is not only an experience of God, but a whole way of life, a spir­ituality that sustains them in a living relationship to God. (151)

Seven Disciplines:

  1. Sabbath
  2. Prayer
  3. Discernment
  4. Covenant Community
  5. Accompaniment – To accompany young persons is also to create a space of care andhospitality for them in the larger faith community.
  6. hospitality
  7. authentic action

The ultimate goal of the contemplative approach to youth ministry is not contemplation, discernment, accompaniment, or even commu­nity. These are not ends in themselves, but means to the larger end of inviting and supporting young persons in authentic action on the way of Jesus Christ. (154) read more

Book | Practicing Theology edited by Miroslav Volf and Dorothy C. Bass

9780802849311Volf, Miroslav, and Dorothy C. Bass. Practicing Theology: Beliefs and Practices in Christian Life. Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans, 2002.

The Authors

Dorothy C. Bass

Craig Dykstra

Amy Plantinga Pauw

Serene Jones

Sarah Coakley

Tammy Williams

Christine D. Pohl

Gilbert I. Bond

Nancy E. Bedford

L. Gregory Jones

Reinhard Hütter

Kathryn Tanner

Miroslav Volf

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From the Introduction by Dorothy Bass

“Within this context, those who lead theological communities need to find ways of learning with and from people of varied views and histories while also preventing theological reflection from becoming overly abstract or distant from the messy realm where human beings dwell and where Christian life and ministry take place.”⁠1 read more