Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 22, 2010
Today’s young adult Catholics are “the most educated, affluent, cultural-conscious, well traveled, and confident of any in American history.” So note Dean Hoge and Marti Jewell in their landmark new book The Next Generation of Pastoral Leaders: What the Church Needs to Know (Loyola Press, paperback, $11.95, March 2010). These young adults, who were the subject of an extensive national study, are also more ecumenical, more questioning of institutional authority and more integrated into the main stream of American Society. What implications do these realities, along with other trends influencing this cohort, have on the thinking of Catholic young adults as they consider pastoral ministry within the Church?
The Next Generation of Pastoral Leaders: What the Church Needs to Know, which offers insights into what tomorrow’s leaders have to say today, provides critical findings for anyone interested in the flourishing of Catholic ministry – particularly pastors, pastoral planners, vocation directors and ministry program directors developing pastoral leaders for the future and all those working to involve young people in parish life and campus ministry today.
Marti R. Jewell, DMin, served as the director of the Emerging Models of Pastoral Leadership Project from 2003 to 2009 and is now on the faculty of the School of Ministry at the University of Dallas. Dean R. Hoge, PhD, was professor of sociology at Catholic University who, over his storied career, helped write many influential studies of religion in America. The Next Generation of Pastoral Leaders is the fourth book of the Emerging Models of Pastoral Leadership Project, a collaboration of six national organizations funded by the Lilly Endowment, Inc.
For more information or to interview the authors, please contact Colleen Fahey at 773-281-1818, ext. 252
The Next Generation of Pastoral Leaders: What the Church Needs to Know
By Marti R. Jewell and Dean R. Hoge, PhD
Loyola Press $11.95 paperback