Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Primary Subject Area
Education, Religious; Religion, General; Religion, Philosophy of
student ministries, programming, leadership
The purpose of this project is to provide a strategy for a youth leader to comprehend the needed administrative elements of a successful local church student ministry so thoroughly that the youth leader can equip his leaders. The sources used are the Word of God, personal youth ministry experience, and external research. The key phrase used is “building a strategic, balanced, and strong” student ministry. The metaphor used is the construction of a building as it correlates to building a local church student ministry. The project emphasizes two major areas needed in student ministry: the necessary foundational components and the actual construction components. From this project, the author’s long term goal is to develop a resource whereas the youth leader can take this material and use it to train his interns, paid staff, and/or volunteer leadership team.