Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Youth Ministry, Continuance Faith, Youth Retention
Religion | Rhetoric and Composition
Tyree, Michael Leslie Jr., "Youth to Adult Continuance of Faith: How to Achieve Young Adult Retention Through Pre-Adult Instruction" (2021). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 3273.
This project grows out of the late teen through the twenty-something absence of young adult believers as active Crawford Road Baptist Church (CRBC) members. This phenomenon, young adult absence, is experienced in many churches and therefore worthy of research to discover causal influences and possible mitigations. Project research included scholarly books and direct interviews with ministry experts. The project topic is youth to the young adult continuance of faith and how to achieve young adult retention through preadult instruction. Research in this effort has included discipleship, church growth, worship, culture, and relevant young adult statistical data review. This project will shed light on the issues and realities that affect young adult retention in the faith and give practical recommendations for mitigating situational problems that lead to young adults departing the church.