As an alternative to the consumerist, program-driven views of ministry with youth, Lives to Offer offers a different vision: youth ministry as a companioned walk with young people in search of vocation in its public and private dimensions. Adolescent stories of vocation, gleaned from research encounters with youthful collaborators, pepper this innovative resource designed to provide youth with adult companions in their vocational quest. The ultimate suggestion the book makes is that the processes of adult accompaniment of youth in their vocational journeys can be a central focus and alternative vision for youth ministry today.
By Dori Baker and Joyce Ann Mercer
Published by Pilgrim Press, September 2007
Paperback, 191 pages