Date

3-15-1993

Document Type

Article

Department

Seminary

Degree

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Chair

Ronald Hawkins

Primary Subject Area

Education, Religious; Education, Teacher Training; Religion, Clergy; Religion, General

Abstract

The purpose of this thesis project is to demonstrate that youth ministry is a viable discipline warranting appropriate career consideration for those called into ministry. This project documents the development of the distinctiveness of the Liberty University Youth Major in preparing men and women for youth work.

The first part documents the historical roots of youth ministry. Special attention is given to significant events, important personalities and founding youth organizations. Part two reveals how youth ministry became a profession. Ecclesiastical and sociological influences are considered. Section three demonstrates how Liberty University is responding to the need to prepare competent professionals.

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