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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties (December 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310578744
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310578741
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.5 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,203,978 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Together is a call from segregation to integration. Fascinating, insightful, and practical. Baxter gives us a wake-up manifesto to all in youth ministry who want to stop segregating teens from adults in the church. Jeff Baxter has done a masterful job of communicating the powerful truth of teens and adults working together to transform the body of Christ. We need to listen, learn, and then start working toward this revolution...Together. Dr. David Olshine, Chair of Youth Ministries -- Dr. David Olshine

About the Author

Doctorate in Youth and Family Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary, Jeff is author of Together: Adults and Teenagers Transforming the Church and has been a speaker and trainer in a variety of settings with youth, young adults, and adults, including the National Youth Workers Convention. Jeff lives in Littleton, Colorado with his wife, Laurie, and their three children, Lillian, Levi, and Lara, where he is an Associate Pastor at Foothills Bible Church. Jeff blogs at

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andrew A. Hedges on January 3, 2012
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Together is a well-structured philosophy of why youth ministry needs to be thinking intergenerationally. As opposed to giving us a new model for ministry, Jeff Baxter goes about the work of helping the reader develop a new mindset for ministry.

With that in mind, Together considers the state of youth ministry and culture as well as a delving into adolescent development. While this information does provide a foundation for the why of intergenerational ministry, it may feel more like wading for the youth worker who is not seminary-trained. Yet, it is here that Baxter tries to help the reader understand barriers to developing an intergenerational mindset.

The last half of Together functions well on its own where Baxter develops the belief that "adolescents need to hear and experience a congruent message from a loving intergenerational body of believers who share the same convictions." He fleshes this out clearly and powerfully in the remaining chapters including the excellent illustration of The Parable of the Yepherd.

Together is not a quick read, but it would be well worth using as a guide for some honest conversations with your leadership team as you seek to develop an effective intergenerational ministry that makes sense in your context.
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More About the Author

My personal Mission is "To PREACH, EQUIP, and LEAD the people around me ' especially next generation leaders ' to value the whole of Scripture through intentional study, to make disciples 'glocally' through authentic relationships, for the glory of God and the good of the world."

I am an Associate Pastor at Foothills Bible Church (Littleton, Colorado).

Family: Laurie, Lillian, Levi, and Lara.

Hope College (B.A.),
Columbia Biblical Seminary (M.Div.),
Fuller Theological Seminary (D.Min.).

I would love to come partner with you by speaking at your church, camp or conference. Just contact me for details.

Over 15 years in fulltime-vocational church/parachurch ministry with families and the next generation!

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