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Nesbit Sbanotto, E. A., & Blomberg, C. L. (2016). Effective generational ministry. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic.
Various books have introduced the alleged distinctives and characteristics of one of the three main generations of non-retired adults in the U.S. today: Baby boomers (b. 1946-64), Gen-Xers (b. 1965-81), and Millennials (b. 1982-2000). A few have stressed the need for intergenerational ministry. Very few have compared and contrasted the traits of these three generations or subjected them to detailed evaluation in light of biblical teaching. Identification of these traits, moreover, has often been undertaken solely with anecdotal rather than also with empirical evidence. No work, to our knowledge, undertakes both the analysis and critique of each of these generations from a biblical perspective. Suggestions for priorities and strategies in ministry typically do not proceed from both empirical studies and theological critique. Conversely, studies of generational mindsets and identities seldom go on to include recommendations for utilizing this information in the context of the mission of the church.
Nesbit Sbanotto, E. A., Davediuk, H. G., & Gingrich, F. (2016). Skills for effective counseling. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic
Yu, K., Lee, S.M, & Nesbit, E.A. (2008). Development of a culturally valid counselor burnout inventory for Korean counselors. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 41(3), 152-161.
This article describes the development of the culturally valid Counselor Burnout Inventory (S. M. Lee el al., 2007). A multistage approach including item translation; item refinement; and evaluation of factorial validity, reliability, and score validity was used to test constructs and validation, Implications for practice and future research are discussed.