Justice and Service Ideas for Ministry with Young Teens
By Joseph Grant
Justice and Service Ideas for Ministry with Young Teens is a collection of 21 strategies for short- and long-term service projects, outreach activities, learning exercises, and discussion-starters, all aimed at helping young teens understand the social impact of our culture and make a difference in their world. The strategies continually challenge the young people to live out the Gospel mandate and the Church's call to serve others and build a just society, one person at a time.
Copyright: Jan. 1, 2000
Size: 8.312 x 10.75
Length: 112 pages
Item number: 3402
By Sean Buvala, Center for Creative Ministry
By Mary Lee Becker, consultant, trainer, and author, Fraser, Michigan
Archdiocese of Milwaukee Early Adolescent Alternative Models Project Newsletter, September-October 2000
"Never judge a book by its cover!" There seems to be just one overall complaint for the series—the dull colors of the cover and layout are not eye-catching. But according to the four youth ministers who carefully looked them over, we shouldn't let that stop us from discovering the value in these wonderful books!
The books are laid out with 20 or more strategies. Each strategy gives you: (1) a suggested time it takes; (2) group size; (3) special considerations—if there are any; (4) materials needed; (5) procedure; (6) alternative approaches; (7) scriptural connections; (8) notes—a place where you can jot your own notes. And naturally, "Ownership of the book includes permission to duplicate any part of it for use with program participants."
Here are the main comments of our reviewers on the four volumes now available:
Reviewed by Bob Nolan of St. Joe's in Grafton.
Justice and Service Ideas
Reviewed by Bob Steckbauer of St. John's in South Milwaukee.
Reviewed by Shelly Schwingle of St. Matthew's in Oak Creek.
Holiday and Seasonal Ideas
Reviewed by Carol Fischer of St. Alphonsus in Greendale.