Beyond the Screen: Youth Ministry for the Connected but Alone Generation

by Anthony Zirschky. Abingdon Press, 2015.

This book highlights the differences between connecting through technology and connecting through genuine community by examining the role of social media among youth and how to apply social media to ministry.


why social technology is being used, how social media is satisfying the need for relationships

Best For

clergy and lay leaders from any faith tradition


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Gain a deeper understanding of how social media can be used to enhance face-to-face communion by sharing this resource with youth ministry leaders.
  • Place social media within a biblical context by reading chapters 6-10.

About the Contributor

Jan Goodyear

Jan Goodyear is a retired middle school language arts teacher. She retired after 33 years of teaching and has since educated herself on church transformation and applied that knowledge by consulting with churches on visioning, structure, leadership development, and Christian education. 

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