Today is the official release day for an exciting new book that I co-authored with David Livermore. For quite some time, Dave and I have been helping youth groups discover creative and practical ways to move beyond the borders that often confine youth ministry. As our students’ global awareness increases, and they want to make a difference beyond just going on a short-term mission trip, how can we help lead them? As globalization presses in and reshapes our communities, how do we respond in a Christlike way to the issues and problems?
From the Zondervan website:
No matter where you are, your youth group can have a lasting, worldwide influence. What Can We Do? offers practical suggestions on how your ministry can respond to issues like poverty, immigration, human trafficking, HIV/AIDS, and many more. You’ll help students impact the world around them, as they understand how their faith intersects with these global issues.
Too often these days, youth hear about global issues such as poverty, human trafficking, and HIV/AIDS, but they don’t get practical suggestions on how they can make a positive impact on these problems. The reality is, today’s students will be leading the way in the workforce, ministries, and education in a few short years. If they begin to understand their connection to the global community today, just imagine the way they could contribute to improving these issues in future years.
What Can We Do? offers youth workers an overview of pressing global issues, along with realistic, practical ways their youth ministries can respond. By helping teens understand how their faith intersects with the struggles around the world, these youth groups can have a lasting, worldwide influence.
Respected educators and youth ministry veterans Dave Livermore and Terry Linhart give youth workers a thoughtful, deep perspective on the pressing issues facing the world today, while also offering creative solutions for youth groups to get involved and impact the lives of people all around the world.
You can order What Can We Do? on Amazon.com.