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Adoptive Church (Youth, Family, and Culture): Creating an Environment Where Emerging Generations Belong by [Chap Clark, Steven Argue]

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"Another winner from the mind and heart of Chap Clark"

"I read everything that Chap Clark writes on youth ministry with eager anticipation of being challenged, inspired, and motivated to figure out how to care for students in a deeper way. Adoptive Church, another winner from the mind and heart of Chap Clark, provides that deeper way. I highly recommend it."
Doug Fields, author of Purpose-Driven Youth Ministry; cofounder of

"Clark is one of the leading experts in the world on helping young people and emerging adults be energized with their faith. As a professor, he offers research and content that are second to none. As the senior pastor of one of America's finest churches, he understands how to integrate this research into the practical and life-changing principles needed today in every church. An important message for this generation of church leaders."
Jim Burns, president, HomeWord; author of Confident Parenting and Creating an Intimate Marriage

"Reflecting Clark's deepest convictions,
Adoptive Church concretely presents the theology and practices of a church that welcomes adolescents as family."
Cheryl Crawford, Azusa Pacific University

"Don't read this book unless you are ready to think seriously about your ministry with young people. Do read this book if you want your young people to become lifelong disciples who take their place in the work and fellowship of God's kingdom. This is wisdom that can benefit us all."
Ken Knipp, vice president of training, Young Life

"Few can argue with the relative failure of the common programmatic youth ministry strategy for passing on faith to the next generation. Acknowledging his own failures, Clark jumps into the middle of the discussion to challenge your thinking about how we have been doing youth ministry for decades. If your passion is to see youth and emerging adults on a successful journey of becoming like Christ, then you need to read
Adoptive Church. Clark provides practical steps to implement the changes necessary to create an adoptive environment where adolescent faith can grow and become deeply rooted."
Jay Sedwick, Dallas Theological Seminary --This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Chap Clark (PhD, University of Denver), one of today's leading voices in youth and young adult ministry, is senior pastor at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach, California. He is also president of ParenTeen, works closely with Young Life, and taught for over twenty years at Fuller Theological Seminary. A speaker, trainer, and consultant with more than thirty-five years of ministry experience, Clark is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including the bestsellers Hurt 2.0 and Sticky Faith, and has edited and contributed to Adoptive Youth Ministry and Youth Ministry in the 21st Century. Follow him on Twitter: @chapclark. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07D6X4954
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Baker Academic (October 16, 2018)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ October 16, 2018
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 4863 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 208 pages
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Chap Clark (MA, MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary; PhD, University of Denver) is lead pastor at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach, CA. Prior to this, Chap was professor of Youth, Family, and Culture and Vice Provost at Fuller Theological Seminary. In addition Chap is president of ParenTeen™ (, a frequent speaker, consultant, ministry and life coach and author. He was the senior editor of YouthWorker Journal, a Sojourner contributing writer and "Red Letter Communicator," and is the author or co-author of 25 books, including the award-winning titles Sticky Faith (with Kara Powell, Zondervan, 2011), "Hurt 2.0: Inside the World of Today's Teenagers, "Youth Ministry in the 21st Century: 5 Views" and "Adoptive Youth Ministry: Integrating Emerging Generations into the Family of Faith" (all Baker Academic).

Chap has served in many diverse settings over his career. He has been a senior and administrative pastor, is on call as a consulting producer for reality television, and is a regular commentator on a wide range of cultural issues, primarily in terms of adolescent/young adult development, marriage/family/parenting, and more recently society and media and faith. He cut his teeth on the Young Life staff for 15 years.

Dee, a marriage and family therapist who specializes in "equine assisted psychotherapy" ( and Chap ( have been married for 40 years, have three adult children and five grandchildren. Chap is currently serving in Newport Beach and retreats at their family home in Gig Harbor, WA.

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