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Fertile Ground: Faith and Work Field Guide for Youth Pastors

Book Review
Curriculum Review

The Sunday faith to-Monday work gap looks like this: One’s faith professed in the Sunday gathering does not inform one’s Monday workplace, whether that is an office, field, or home. All workers are smitten with this gap, including our students. The reality for students, from kindergarten to grad school, is that their primary work is their school work. Our students are engaged in sacred work as learners: The classroom is their workplace. This book contains A-list authors with wide experience working with youth. It aims to help ministers introduce middle and high school students to a theology of faith, work, and economic wisdom. This initial entree into the area of work from God’s workview will help students become what God intended for them, whether that is attending college, pursuing a trade, serving in the military, launching a business, or something else.

“Teens need to know what a life tuned to God looks like. Give them examples from Scripture and from life. Point to the people who anchor their identity in Christ and exercise responsible stewardship in their spheres of influence.”

Edited by Luke Bobo
Fertile Ground: Faith and Work Field Guide for Youth Pastors