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BBC alumni contribute to new youth ministry book
A new book about ministering and reaching out to today's youth features several chapters by Baptist Bible College & Seminary alumni.
"The Greenhouse Project" is an anthology of essays contributed by 16 writers from across the country, experts in specific areas of youth ministry. Chapter authors include BBC&S alumni Mel Walker (BBC '76, BBS '96), Mike Calhoun (BBS '09), Cheryl Fawcett (BBC '73), Tim Ahlgrim (BBC '76), Ken Rudolph (BBC '75, BBS '98), and Glenn Amos (BBS 2000). Amos also serves as Director of Alumni & Church Relations at BBC&S.
The essays provide a wide variety of answers to the question "How are we going to train students for leadership?" Topics include student discipleship, time management, career ministry, mentoring, and giving students a biblical foundation.
Walker and Calhoun, co-editors on the project, worked together on an earlier anthology, "Pushing the Limits," published in 2006. The pair recognizes the need for strong student leaders in the local church and the key role they will play as they transition into adult ministries.
"We hope to see a renewed passion for reaching the next generation and cultivating spiritual leaders for the future," Walker said. "I really believe that youth ministry is the most important ministry any church can do."
Other contributors include Greg Stier, President of Dare to Share; Steve Vandegriff, a Liberty University professor; Alvin Reid, a Southeastern Seminary professor; Alex McFarland, President of Southern Evangelical Seminary; Ed Lewis, Executive Director of CE National; and Jay Strack, President of Student Leadership University.
"The Greenhouse Project" can be purchased online through Vision for Youth and is also available at the BBC Campus Bookstore and other book sellers nationwide.
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Posted on: 9/16/2009 2:20:35 PM