Young Lions

Christian Rites of Passage for African American Young Men

Paperback ISBN: 9780687099375
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Published September 2001

This resource introduces and supports a mentoring program that offers African American young men
• Positive peer group involvement
• Hands-on skill development
• Knowledge of the African American culture
• Relationship with Christian African American men as role models.
This resource provides the tools and encouragement needed to help leaders of African American young men experience the joy of supporting and challenging youth to grow as Christ's disciples. Includes practical tips for getting started, a comprehensive leadership recruitment and training plan, complete meeting outlines and directions, reproducible pages for participants, and an interaction-oriented mentor’s guide.

About the Author

Chris McNair

Chris McNair is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, Minnesota Annual Conference. He graduated from McMurry College (BS) in Abilene, TX, Asbury Seminary (MDiv) in Wilmore, KY and Luther Seminary (DMin) in St. Paul, MN. He is best known for his expertise in urban ministry, specializing in working with Black boys and young men. He is the author of Young Lions: A Christian Rites of Passage for African American Young Men, a rites of passage curriculum for church leaders and youth workers who work with African American boys in urban settings, and his soon to be published book, Not Forsaken: Growing Up Black, Male and Christian in the 'Hood", about his experiences ministering to Black boys, expounding on over three decades of work in the inner city. He is the executive director of Christ's Children Ministries, a grassroots urban ministry formed by he and his wife Lisa, serving unchurched children and families in urban Minneapolis.