In anticipation of this special 25th anniversary issue of the Christian Education Journal, I invited about two dozen veteran professors to share their reflections of trends and changes in the field of Christian education over the last 25 years. About half were able to do so. These are collected here and shared with you to encourage your own reflection on the past and discernment for the future.
As more women and second career students enter theological studies, it is timely to investigate the experience of women and adults over forty in Christian educational ministries. This article describes both gender and age differences in the areas of: educational preparation for ministry; current ministry experience, including part-time versus full-time status, church size, and denominational affiliation; task analysis; level of ministry satisfaction; felt needs regarding ministry preparation; and those aspects of ministry that have yielded most enjoyment.