The gospel is the most powerful, life-changing message the Church has to offer the next generation. So why do so many young people seem uninterested in receiving it? Why are we finding that even many “churched” youth are gospel illiterate, as if they’ve never listened to the hours of teaching we know they’ve received? Why do so many youth walk out of the Church when they walk out of high school?
Could it really be as simple as a failure to communicate in the way our young people learn best?
Inspiring speaker and veteran youth worker Rachel Blom is exploring our current faith landscape, the learning styles of the postmodern teenager, and the power of story. The result? An invitation to re-examine the way we’re communicating the greatest story ever told.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: Postmodernism, Post-Christianity, and Story
Chapter 1: The Postmodern, Post-Christian Reality
Chapter 2: Millennials in (and Outside of) the Church
Chapter 3: How Postmodern Youth Learn
Chapter 4: The Power of Story
PART TWO: Storify
Chapter 5: The Story of the Gospel
Chapter 6: The Story of You
Chapter 7: The Structure of Stories
Chapter 8: The Theme of Your Story
Chapter 9: The Use of Story
Chapter 10: The Surprise of Mini-Story
Chapter 11: Becoming a Great Storyteller
Chapter 12: Multimedia: Maximizing the Storify Impact
About Rachel Blom
Rachel Blom is a youth ministry veteran with a deep passion to reach teens with the gospel. First and foremost a proud wife and mom, she’s also an author, speaker, and avid blogger who serves as a youth ministry volunteer. Rachel devours books, which has turned her into an encyclopedia of completely useless facts. She’ll gladly share them with you on her blog at YouthLeadersAcademy.com.
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