References to: Andrew Root

Andrew Root: Entering into the Full Humanity of Adolescence

Andrew Root

Andrew Root: Entering into the Full Humanity of Adolescence

Dr. Andrew Root talks about relational Youth Ministry arising out of place sharing rather than patterns of influence.

(28.0 minutes)
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Biography:
Andrew Root

Dr. Andrew Root, Assistant Professor of Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, received his doctorate from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is author of Revisiting Relational Youth Ministry: From a Strategy of Influence to a Theology of Incarnation. For a PDF file of all four interviews, click here.

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Group study guide

Discussion groups might wish to prepare their own topics, request topics from the group, use the following suggested topics, or mix and match all three.

Suggested topics:

1. What does the term “relational youth ministry” mean to you?

2. Cite practical ways we can correspond to the “reality” and “full humanity” of adolescents.

3. How can we use the “secret” of the empty tomb to encourage the alienated and despondent?

4. Young people demand that we “call a thing what it is.” Why is this so hard to do?

5. How does the fear of not being in control, of not showing any vulnerability, hurt relationships?

6. Dr. Root said, “You can’t get a relationship through judgment.” What are your views on this?

7. How can “sharing our yearning and brokenness” with youth lead to deeper relationships?

8. How can a congregation become more “incarnational” or fully relational toward its youth?

A few simple guidelines for leading a discussion: 1) Encourage open discussion. 2) Ask questions relevant to the topic. 3) Listen attentively. 4) Encourage divergent views. 5) Encourage everyone to participate. 6) Summarize and paraphrase. 7) Minimize teaching and preaching.

J. Michael Feazell: Thanks for joining us on another edition of You’re Included, the unique interview series devoted to practical implications of Trinitarian theology. With us today is Dr. Andrew Root, Assistant Professor of Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. His new book is Relationships Unfiltered.

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Andrew Root: God Turns Death Into Life

Dr. Andrew Root

Andrew Root: God Turns Death Into Life

We do not need to be afraid of doubt. When we fear that "God is not here," that is when God is likely to be found.

(33.5 minutes)
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Biography:
Andrew Root

Dr. Andrew Root, Assistant Professor of Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, received his doctorate from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is author of Revisiting Relational Youth Ministry: From a Strategy of Influence to a Theology of Incarnation. For a PDF file of all four interviews, click here.

Learn More:

Perhaps you know of someone who might like to watch this program. If so, go to the bottom of the page and click on "Email this page." Fill out the short form, and share the good news! There's also a way to share the page on Facebook, Twitter, and other websites.

If you'd like to support this ministry, click here.

If you are interested in learning more about Trinitarian theology, check out Grace Communion Seminary. It's accredited, affordable, and 100 percent online.

Small group discussion guide

Discussion groups might wish to prepare their own topics, request topics from the group, use the following suggested topics, or mix and match all three.

Suggested topics:

1. Why do you think Dr. Root uses the terms “relational” and “incarnational” interchangeably?

2. Why is ministry more relevant if it comes from the heart through our own broken experience?

3. What makes today’s youth so sensitive to a “façade of righteousness”?

4. Why is contemplating our broken humanity more useful than moralism and legalism?

5. How can teaching “life and death” be more effective than focusing on “right and wrong”?

6. Do you agree that divorce can affect a child’s sense of personal identity? Why?

7. How have you personally experienced God’s presence in moments of despair and loneliness?

8. How can building a conversation around our doubts and fears, as suggested, benefit us?

A few simple guidelines for leading a discussion: 1) Encourage open discussion. 2) Ask questions relevant to the topic. 3) Listen attentively. 4) Encourage divergent views. 5) Encourage everyone to participate. 6) Summarize and paraphrase. 7) Minimize teaching and preaching.

J. Michael Feazell: Welcome to another edition of You’re Included, the unique interview series devoted to practical implications of Trinitarian theology. Today we’re talking with Andrew Root, Assistant Professor of Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Andrew Root: Real Relationships in Youth Ministry

Dr. Andrew Root

Andrew Root: Real Relationships in Youth Ministry

Dr. Root talks with Mike Feazell about the importance of building relationships in youth ministry.

(31.0 minutes)
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Biography:
Andrew Root

Dr. Andrew Root, Assistant Professor of Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, received his doctorate from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is author of Revisiting Relational Youth Ministry: From a Strategy of Influence to a Theology of Incarnation. For a PDF file of all four interviews, click here.

Learn More:

Perhaps you know of someone who might like to watch this program. If so, go to the bottom of the page and click on "Email this page." Fill out the short form, and share the good news! There's also a way to share the page on Facebook, Twitter, and other websites.

If you'd like to support this ministry, click here.

If you are interested in learning more about Trinitarian theology, check out Grace Communion Seminary. It's accredited, affordable, and 100 percent online.

J. Michael Feazell: Thanks for joining us on another edition of You’re Included, the unique interview series devoted to practical implications of Trinitarian Theology in today’s complex world. Visiting today is Dr. Andrew Root, Assistant Professor of Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. Dr. Root is author of Revisiting Relational Youth Ministry: From a Strategy of Influence to a Theology of Incarnation and Relationships Unfiltered.

Thanks for joining us again.

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Andrew Root: Relationships in Youth Ministry

Dr. Andrew Root

Andrew Root: Relationships in Youth Ministry

Dr. Feazell interviews Dr. Andrew Root about the importance of building relationships in youth ministry.

(32.0 minutes)
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Biography:
Andrew Root

Dr. Andrew Root, Assistant Professor of Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, received his doctorate from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is author of Revisiting Relational Youth Ministry: From a Strategy of Influence to a Theology of Incarnation. For a PDF file of all four interviews, click here.

Learn More:

Perhaps you know of someone who might like to watch this program. If so, go to the bottom of the page and click on "Email this page." Fill out the short form, and share the good news! There's also a way to share the page on Facebook, Twitter, and other websites.

If you'd like to support this ministry, click here.

If you are interested in learning more about Trinitarian theology, check out Grace Communion Seminary. It's accredited, affordable, and 100 percent online.

J. Michael Feazell: Thanks for joining us on another edition of You’re Included, the unique interview series devoted to practical implications of Trinitarian Theology in today’s complex world.

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