In this course you will explore the ways in which different paradigms of ministry affect youth, families and culture. What does it mean to be family-based in youth ministry? What is the role of the family in the church? How does Christianity affect culture? What is the role of the church today and in the future? How does culture play a part in the shaping process? What will youth ministry look like in the future? What implications for the future arise from the phenomenon of the "emerging church"?