Youth Ministry in the 21st Century

Five Views

series: Youth, Family, and Culture


Welcome, students!

On this website, we offer a series of videos from the contributors of Youth Ministry in the 21st Century. See below to hear the contributors discuss their approaches to youth ministry.

Introduction to the Book by Chap Clark

View One: The Gospel Advancing View of Youth Ministry

Greg Stier is founder and president of Dare 2 Share Ministries, a ministry that equips teenagers to share their faith relationally. Greg has spoken to and trained over a million teens and youth leaders in the last twenty years. A former pastor, church planter, and youth leader, Greg is the author of fifteen books. He has been married to his wife, Debbie, for twenty-two years. They have two children.

View Two: The Reformed View of Youth Ministry

Brian Cosby (PhD, Australian College of Theology) is the author of a number of books, including Giving Up Gimmicks: Reclaiming Youth Ministry from an Entertainment Culture and Rebels Rescued: A Student’s Guide to Reformed Theology. He has served in youth ministry for over a decade and currently pastors Wayside Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Signal Mountain, Tennessee.

View Three: The Adoption View of Youth Ministry

Chap Clark (PhD, University of Denver) is professor and chair of Youth, Family, and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. Chap was on the Young Life Staff for fifteen years, has been a senior pastor, was the vice provost at Fuller for several years, served as senior editor for Youthworker Journal for eight years, and is president of ParenTeen, a nonprofit organization that provides parenting, culture, and family seminars and consulting. He has written or coauthored over twenty books. He has been married for thirty-five years to Dee. They have three grown children and live in Gig Harbor, Washington.

View Four: The Ecclesial View of Youth Ministry

Fernando Arzola (PhD, Fordham University) is dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and associate professor of religion at Nyack College. He is the author of Evangelical Christian Education: Mid-Twentieth-Century Foundational Texts; Exploring Worship: Catholic, Evangelical and Orthodox Perspectives; and Toward a Prophetic Youth Ministry: Theory and Praxis in Urban Context; and coauthor of Foundations for Excellence. He founded the Urban Family Empowerment Center, a holistic community center in the Bronx. He is married to Jill and has a college-age daughter, Nicole.

View Five: The D6 View of Youth Ministry


Ron Hunter is the executive director and CEO of Randall House and the publisher of D6 Curriculum, and serves as the D6 Conference Director. He regularly speaks at various conferences and consults for ministry and business organizations. Ron has written numerous articles for various Christian magazines and coauthored Toy Box Leadership. He graduated from Welch College and earned his MPA from the University of Colorado, and is in his final stages of earning his PhD from Dallas Baptist University. He married his college sweetheart, Pamela, and they have two children in college, Michael and Lauren.

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