Ministry to teenagers can be difficult wither you are a minister to youth or are a parent of a teenager. The life of a teenager is challenging it is the duty of both ministers and parents to speak the Gospel into their lives. Yet how is this to be done? How can they interject the truths of the Scriptures into their daily life? The answer is to live incarnationally or in layman’s terms, live life alongside them.
In Drew Hill’s new book, Alongside, produced by New Growth Press, he demonstrates how to minister to teenagers in a way which is intuitive, as well as providing tangible results. As a minister to youth myself, this ministry is also known as incarnational ministry, and it is integral in ministering to youth.
Alongside, provides four stages of ministering to youth and how to go about putting this form of ministry into action. Each of the twenty-nine chapters provides different steps/actions to implement. While that seems like a great deal to read through, this work is just over 170 pages, keeping the chapters short and to the point while keeping the reader engaged. Furthermore each chapter ends with with two series of questions, one section is aimed at parents and the other is at youth ministers, each of these groups of questions are to help the reader implement the principles discussed.
This is one of the most practical books on youth ministry on the market today and one the ones while you will keep coming back to again and again. Also on a side note, this book has one of the coolest cover designs, which bleed on the the pages I have ever seen.
This book was provided to me free of charge from New Growth Press in exchange for an unbiased, honest review.