This book makes a distinctive contribution to our understanding of children’s, youth, and young adult ministries by appropriating Erik Erikson’s concept of generativity (“the interest in establishing and guiding the next generation”) as a way of exploring congregational life. It challenges us to think about the intergenerational dynamics of our churches, the crucial partnership between church and parents, and what it means to involve young people meaningfully in the life of the church. The intriguing topics it explores promise to broaden and enrich our thinking about caring for children, youth, and young adults as a vital responsibility shared by the entire congregation.
Your colleague, Jeff Kilmartin, has written a book called
This is what they are saying about it:
“Without doubt this is the best book on Christian guidance that I have ever read.” Dr. Jonathan Bonk, Research Professor of Mission, Boston University
“. . . a very timely, witty, entertaining, and yet at the same time sobering book. . . . I recommend it highly!” Dr. Jerry Shepherd, Associate Professor of Old Testament, Taylor Seminary
“Any Christian seeking clarity regarding prayer and God’s guidance will be helped by this book.” Dr. Jonathan Kienzler, Director of Biblical Studies, Vanguard College
“Kilmartin offers a sane (and in places controversial) corrective to individualism, materialism, and hyperspirituality in the North American church.” Dr. Paul A. Rainbow, Professor of Bible, Sioux Falls Seminary
To participate in a virtual book launch for God Calling: Spiritual Direction for People in the Real World, on Thursday, October 15, 2020, from 7-8 pm, send a message to Jeff Kilmartin at [email protected] and he will send you the Zoom link.
Mark your calendars for these great events coming up.