Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Youth Ministry, Student Ministry, Integrating Students into Larger Church Roles
Christianity | Religion
Gantt, David M., "Common Areas to Integrate Young People into Active Church Ministry Roles" (2019). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2017.
All throughout Scripture one can see God calling and using young people to carry out important parts of His narrative. Research has shown that seventy percent of young people drop out of church following high school graduation. One of the reasons this group is leaving is due to a lack of opportunities within ministries in the context of the local church for young people to serve. Through the investigation of applied research and surveys completed by pastors, youth pastors and other church pastoral staff of one hundred forty-seven different churches, the author will identify ministry practices that churches today are integrating young people into active ministry roles within the local church.