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Youth Ministry

A Caregiving Faith: What Does It Mean for Young People?

Posted on12 Jan 2017
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If we take as a premise that there is an enduring tie that bonds relational partners in a relationship then the paper The Psychology of Youth Faith Formation: A care-giving faith? should concern all of us, especially those working with young people. The main bulk of the argument in the paper was that youth faith experience precipitates from a ‘behavioural system’ known as the ‘attachment system’. It is said that a sense of attachment resonates with...
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PPT: MISSIONAL THERAPY — A Hermeneutic of Care for Christian Counselors

Posted on28 Dec 2016
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Imagine a hermeneutical approach that privileges the missio Dei as the key to interpreting our experiences of anxiety and conflict? I will be presenting this idea at the International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry Conference in Sydney come January 5, 2017. The presentation invites Christian counselors to engage in a missional therapy that interprets experiences of identity crisis and unhealthy thought patterns by drawing insights rooted in missional convictions and Christian hope. On this...
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PPT: We Are Anxious But Authentic: Youth Identity Crisis and the Internal Conflict with the Divine and Self

Posted on05 Dec 2016
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I had the chance to give a presentation at the “Youth, Health and Practical Justice: A multidisciplinary conference” at the Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney (5 Dec., 2016). My presentation focused on Youth Identity Crisis and the Internal Conflict with the Divine and Self. Attachment and authenticity experiences were discussed as the building blocks of youth identity crisis. It was proposed that recognizing these central themes as the two greatest needs of young people...
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Seminar Video: Youth Identity Crisis

Posted on10 May 2015
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You can now watch our seminar last month on “”Youth Identity Crisis: Finding God Without Losing Yourself”. The video is up on YouTube. Though the video did not cover every bit of the sessions, it is rather a summary video of the event. The seminar took place in Stellenbosch South Africa, 24th of April 2015. The event was designed to strengthen the role of church leaders, parents, and youth group leaders in addressing the spiritual needs...
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SEMINAR: Youth Identity Crisis: Finding God Without Losing Yourself

Posted on05 Mar 2015
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Announcing an event for April!!! After a 2-year empirical research with different Christian youth groups in South Africa, i think it is important to give back and share the knowledge of what i have learnt with the church leaders, parents, and youth group leaders and members, who would wish to know more about the crisis of identity amongst the younger members of faith communities. As a result, i decided to convene a seminar that would...
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Come Back to Church

Posted on28 Apr 2014
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Lesslie Newbigin started a conversation on Proper Confidence in the gospel, where he passionately wrote about the emerging youth culture he saw in his homeland England and the destructive effect it was having on the church. When Newbigin returned to England to work with the United Reformed Church after serving for 40 years abroad in several senior positions within ecumenical bodies such as the Church of South India and the World Council of Churches, he...
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