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Center for Theology & Ministry welcomes Andrew Root on February 20-21

2.3.14 | Release # 6828

The Malone University Center for Theology and Ministry will welcome author Andrew Root, Ph.D. to campus on Thursday, February 20, and Friday, February 21. A full schedule follows.

Thursday’s program is free and open to the public, although an RSVP is appreciated. Friday’s program includes breakfast and is designed for area pastors. Tickets for Friday’s program are $10 and may be purchased online here.

Andrew Root is the Olson Baalson associate professor of youth and family ministry at Luther Seminary. He is the author of The Relational Pastor  as well as a four book series with Zondervan called A Theological Journey Through Youth Ministry (titles include Taking Theology to Youth Ministry, Taking the Cross to Youth Ministry, Unpacking Scripture in Youth Ministry, and Unlocking Mission and Eschatology in Youth Ministry).  He is the author of the 2012 Christianity Today Book of Merit award for The Theological Turn in Youth Ministry (with Kenda Creasy Dean).  His other books include The Children of Divorce: The Loss of Family as the Loss of BeingThe Promise of DespairRevisiting Relational Youth Ministry: From a Strategy of Influence to a Theology of Incarnation, and Relationships Unfiltered.  Dr. Root has worked in congregations, parachurch ministries, and social service programs.


The Church and The Melting of Identity 

Description: One of the greatest pursuits for late modern people (especially those of younger generations) is to construct an identity for themselves.  But as we have seen recently, the fluidity of our culture does not allow for our identities to be carved in stone.  Instead our identities are always transitioning with new jobs, new marriages, and new ideas.  The cultural necessity of identity transition can be painful and difficult; it is easy to feel lost within the transition.  What then should the church do?

Location: Johnson Center Dining Room (JC 106), 2600 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton Ohio 44709

Date and Time: February 20, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

RSVP for this free event here.  

Relationships and Young People

Beginning with breakfast at 8 a.m. on the morning of Friday, February 21, Dr. Root will conduct a workshop for area pastors. The paragraph below describes the content of this workshop.

Description: In ministry to young people it has been commonly assumed that relationships must be central.  But, what do we mean by “relationship” and how should our relationships be formed?  In this presentation a case will be made to move past seeing relationships as for influencing young people and to see them rather as for “place-sharing.”  Our focus will not only be on how relationships in youth ministry should be formed, but on how this might have relevance for the very parenting of our children as well.

Location: Johnson Center Dining Room (JC 106), 2600 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton Ohio 44709

Date and Time: February 21, 8 a.m. - 12 noon

Ticket Price for the February 21 Workshop = $10 

Tickets may be purchased by clicking here. 

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2014,has been awarded the designation Military Friendly School by Victory Media, and is named to AffordableCollegesOnline (ACO)’s Best Lifetime Return on Investment list for the State of Ohio.


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