Rooted2014 Audio: Peter Ong on Shame-Based Moralism

One of the most subtle means in which many youth ministries operate is on superstitious faith and/or shame-based moralism, which feeds into culture’s idolatry without even realizing it. This workshop examines our Gospel constants in the context of youth ministry in American culture. We explore some key doctrines of Gospel grace and how to provide a grid in which youth can understand and experience the Gospel in community inside and outside the church.


Peter Ong planted King's Cross Church in Flushing, N.Y., in 2012, finding his motivation for church planting to be the young people he has discipled over decades. He holds his M.A. in Urban Missions from City Seminary of Westminster Theological Seminary. Formerly, Peter was Redeemer City to City Church Planting Fellow, and he's currently being coached by City to City. He has worked in youth ministry in urban and suburban contexts since 1999.

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