From Jay-Z to Jesus: Reaching and Teaching Young Adults in the Black Church

by Benjamin Stephens III, Ralph C. Watkins. Judson Press, 2009.

This practical resource offers a comprehensive view of ministry to black young adults, examining why a new approach to young adult ministry is needed.


unique needs of young adults, new model of ministry, discussion questions, the role of the senior pastor, supporting documents

Best For

clergy, lay leaders, young adult ministry leaders


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Discover new and more effective ways to reach black young adults by applying the model presented.
  • Consider the role of the senior pastor in ministering to young adults by reading the second part of the appendix.

About the Contributor

Brian Witwer

Brian Witwer is the retired director of the Center for Congregations' northeast office. Brian has specialized training in leadership and group process.

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