Meghan Young ENGL 1101 Mr. Borrero 12/4/12 Annotated Bibliography Entry 1: 1. Younglife. "What Is Young Life?

" What Is Young Life? Young Life, 1995. Web. 04 Nov. 2012. <http://www.younglife.org/AboutYoungLife/>. 2. This source is the official website for Young Life. This source is very credible and it holds a lot of important information that I will be using for my project. It has tabs that are titled ―Mission and Vision,‖ ―Statement of Faith,‖ ―Five C’s of Young Life,‖ ―History,‖ ―Facts,‖ ―Ministry Statistics,‖ and ―Anatomy of Young Life.‖ In the future I plan to use all these tabs to pull into most my research. The page that the above citation is from is the page that states ―What is Young Life?‖ It is basically the page where people who are unfamiliar with Young Life can get a general summary of what it’s about. The paragraphs explain the idea of Young Life and who is involved (Younglife) 3. Important statements:  ―Young Life doesn't start with a program. It starts with adults who are concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship. These relationships don't happen overnight — they take time, patience, trust and consistency.‖  ―Young Life brings the good news of Jesus Christ into the lives of adolescents with an approach that is respectful of who kids are and hopeful about who they can be.‖  ―This is the first step of a lifelong journey; the choices they make today, based upon God's love for them, will impact future decisions … careers chosen, marriages formed and families raised. All ripples from the time when a Young Life leader took time to reach out and enter their world.‖ 4. If I were to rate this site I would have to give it a solid thumbs up. It contains credible information and is not bias. The strengths of the piece were the ones I listed above. This is the official Young Life website so the author is the group Young Life and the information given was direct and to the point. I guess I’d have to say the only weakness was that the info on this page was very brief so I will definitely need to find more sources. Entry 2: 1. "Young Life." Ministry Watch. Wall Watchers, 2000. Web. 04 Nov. 2012. <http://www.ministrywatch.com/profile/young-life.aspx>. 2. After looking over this website and reading the content I found that it had a lot of the same information as my last. However; this site includes the purpose behind Young Life and the ministry needs. This content was also different from the last because it is on a site

Meghan Young ENGL 1101 Mr. Borrero 12/4/12 called Ministry Watch which was made to help ―Educate and Empower Donors to support Christian Ministries.‖ I also used this source to get more information on the history of Young Life. Rather than using one source for all the background information I found it important to use this site as well. 3. Important statement:  Under ―Ministry Needs‖ -―Young Life needs adults who care about kids in their community to join their local Young Life staff in reaching kids for Christ.‖ -―Young Life is not a facility-based ministry. Leaders go to where teenagers are – hangouts and athletic events – to spend time with them and build unconditional friendships with them.‖ -―An effective Young Life committee is the lifeline of the local Young Life area.‖ -―A committee’s purpose is to share responsibility for making a positive difference in kids’ lives with the local staff.‖  Under ―History‖ -―In 1938, a young Presbyterian youth leader in Gainesville, Texas, named Jim Rayburn was given a challenge. A local minister invited him to consider the neighborhood high school as his parish and develop ways of connecting with kids who had no interest in church.‖ -―After graduating from Dallas Seminary, Rayburn and four other seminarians collaborated and Young Life was officially incorporated on Oct. 16, 1941. They developed the club idea throughout Texas, with an emphasis on showing kids that faith in God can be relevant and fun. -―1946, Young Life moved to a new headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo. and the staff grew to 20 men and women across several states. Volunteer leadership began at Wheaton College, Illinois, in the late 1940s.‖ -―Prior to the 1960s, Young Life directed its ministry almost completely to suburban high school students. By 1972 it started ministries in approximately 25 multi-ethnic and urban areas. Today, Young Life is in more than 600 urban communities meeting the unique needs of inner-city young people.‖ - CEO/President: Mr. Dennis Rydberg -Founder: Mr. Jim Rayburn -Chairman: Mr. Wally Hawley 4. If I were to rate this site I would say it was a pretty good site overall. I enjoyed the fact that all the information was on one page and that was also one of its strengths. I was also

Meghan Young ENGL 1101 Mr. Borrero 12/4/12 appreciative of the fact that it was from a website designed for people looking for ministries. This is a good website to make because people are always looking for new ministries and often they don’t know where to find them. One weakness this site had was that everything was pretty bland. As in the site had nothing special about it that drew in a reader’s attention. Entry 3: 1. Covrig, Duane M. "Lessons In Leadership Development From the Master Student." Journal of Applied Christian Leadership 4.1 (2010): 13-17. EBSCOhost. Web. 5 Nov. 2012. <http://ehis.ebscohost.com/eds/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=ce847a87-598f-493b9434-5a9e87f8d19d%40sessionmgr15&vid=8&hid=26>. 2. In reading this article I hoped to gain more knowledge of what it takes to be a welldeveloped leader in the Christian community. Young Life is an organizational ministry that thrives on their leaders. Without good leaders Young Life would not be possible so to gain knowledge about what it takes to be a firm leader in Jesus I read this article that I found in the online database called EBSCOhost. While reading I learned that ―leadership develops best in a home that encourages integration with the cultural community and that helps the child come to a realization that his or her identity is bound up in the culture of the group as a whole,‖ (Covrig 14). However, Covrig goes on to state that ―following tradition itself is not enough for leadership development,‖ (14); as in sometimes to develop completely one must move against the crowd and learn on their own an in their own way. 3. Important points:  ―At the age of 12 or 13 children become responsible for their responses to god,‖ (Covrig 16).  Speaking about junior high teens ―While their behavior may not always make sense to us—and might sometimes frighten those of us who want to protect them—it is important that we affirm these identities and help the youth channel them to appropriate experiences and additional education where their leadership will continue to grow into full measure.‖ (Covrig 17) 4. This article from the Journal of Applied Christian Leadership was very good. I enjoyed working with EBSCOHost and I found the information very helpful. I like working with EBSCOHost because I know the information I’m getting is credible. Entry 4:

Meghan Young ENGL 1101 Mr. Borrero 12/4/12 1. Morris, John D., Dr. "Can Christian High-School Students Survive Public School?" Can Christian High-School Students Survive Public School? Institute For Creation Research, n.d. Web. 05 Nov. 2012. <http://www.icr.org/article/1131/>. 2. This article puts a study on how Christian teens survive the public high school setting. It uses three major questions that a ministry called the Caleb Campaign uses with its students to help them in situations that go against their beliefs. The article goes on to give examples in which these questions can be used and the outcomes that may occur. I think it is important for me to study the role of Christianity in public schools for this project because most of Young Life’s outreach is in public high schools. It is important for Young Life leaders to also know these things so that when they go into public high schools to set up clubs they are prepared and aware of what they will be facing. 3. Important statements:  4 major questions; ―(1) "What do you mean by that?" (2) "How do you know that to be true?" (3) "What difference does it make?" (4) "What happens if you're wrong?"(Morris)  ―In summary, I feel that adversarial public school education is a viable choice for Christian young people who are strong in their faith, but they must be supported by Christian parents who continual oversee and are involved in their child's education–deprogramming where necessary.‖ (Morris)

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