Judson Press recently released Youth Ministry in the Black Church: Centered in Hope by Anne Wimberly, Sandra Barnes and Karma Johnson — yet another important resource for professors, youth ministry leaders, and Christian education directors! An overview of the book list three areas that form the book’s frame for discussing challenges and strategies for youth ministry: ministry leadership, ministry programs, and congregational support.
“Faith and failure, triumph and travail, hope and hard questions—this is the complex mix facing youth ministry leaders in the black church today. Youth Ministry in the Black Church: Centered in Hope is the bridge between youth leaders’ desire for holistic and relevant ministry and the hope-centered leadership necessary to make it happen. Using Scripture, case illustrations, anecdotes, best practices, and reflection points, this resource is practical and beneficial for leaders, pastors and parents. Youth Ministry in the Black Church is sure to renew the vision and promise of youth ministry in churches.”