Worship with Teenagers

Adolescent Spirituality and Congregational Practice

Cover Art Request Exam Copy

Where to Purchase

More Options


This book addresses the vital role of public Christian worship in adolescent spiritual formation and shows how important youth ministry and worship ministry are to each other. Drawing on his extensive experience in worship ministry and youth ministry, Eric Mathis offers insights into the worship practices of teenagers, corrects common misperceptions about worship, and critically examines four prominent worship models. Mathis invites readers to elevate the voices of young people in the worshiping community and enhance worship for all ages.


Part 1: Cultural Perspectives
1. Almost Christian
2. Lessons from the Past
3. Worship with Teenagers
Part 2: Liturgical Perspectives
4. Linking God's Story with Teenagers' Story
5. From Intergenerational to Adoptive Worship
6. Worship and Culture
Part 3: Pastoral Perspectives
7. Teenagers, Emotions, and Worship
8. Congregational Worship with Teenagers
9. Youth Group Worship with Teenagers

The Author

  1. Eric L. Mathis
    Todd Germany

    Eric L. Mathis

    Eric L. Mathis (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) formerly served as chair of academic studies and associate professor of church music and worship leadership at Samford University. An ordained minister, he has served congregations in Missouri, Illinois,...

    Continue reading about Eric L. Mathis