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Youth Beyond the Developmental Lens: Being Over Becoming

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by Wesley W. Ellis

    • Author

      Wesley W. Ellis

    • Book Format

      Paperback

    • Publisher

      Fortress Press

    • Published

      January 2024

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      Youth Beyond the Developmental Lens: Being Over Becoming

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      What happens when we stop thinking of young people as projects and recognize them for who they are, here and now? Wesley Ellis exposes the insidious impact of developmental psychology upon youth ministry and practice, arguing instead for a theological anthropology of youth that can help us see all people--including adolescents--as uniquely created in the image of God. Propelled by the conviction that ministry requires us to see youth as beings rather than becomings, Ellis demonstrates how we can reorient our vision toward ministry that prioritizes relationship and inclusion over rigid developmental frameworks.

      A veteran youth minister across multiple denominations, Ellis knows his subject deeply as both practitioner and theologian. Youth beyond the Developmental Lens mines personal accounts, the biblical narrative, and a vast array of theological expertise to release readers from restrictive assumptions that have long bound youth ministry. Ellis's finely tuned pastoral sensibilities bring all these elements into focus, helping us understand ministry as relational and all humans as part of God's story. Rostered ministers, lay leaders, and others engaged with youth will find an antidote to anxiety about the future of the church. Ellis reminds us that God is here already. Our call is simply to be.

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      • Author

        Wesley W. Ellis

      • Book Format

        Paperback

      • Publisher

        Fortress Press

      • Published

        January 2024

      • Weight

        318g

      • Dimensions

        152 x 229 x 16 mm

      • ISBN

        9781506494944

      • ISBN-10

        1506494943

      • Eden Code

        6291502

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      • Author/Creator: Wesley W. Ellis

      • ISBN: 9781506494944

      • Publisher: Fortress Press

      • Release Date: January 2024

      • Weight: 318g

      • Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 16 mm

      • Eden Code: 6291502


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