Christian educators are involved in developing spiritual maturity in the people they minister to and with in the church. Six instruments that have been used widely to assess spirituality and spiritual maturity are reviewed and critiqued for their conceptualization, operationalization, and usability for church ministry. Further refinement, testing, and training for users is encouraged in the conclusion.
Sunday-School conventions have been one main source of training for over 25, 000 adult church volunteers each year. This article represents an integrated biblical and theoretical foundation for examining why they may attend. An empirical research study of one Sunday School convention's (GLASS) attenders in 1989 with their motives for participation are reported. Specific recommendations for motivating participation in adult training programs for ministry conclude the article.
This research takes a look at the job satisfaction of youth pastors in the Christian and Missionary Alliance. The study examines the relationship between levels of job satisfaction and career development cycles as determined by life cycle stages, job tenure, and total years in the ministry.
The purpose of this article is to examine the recruitment of Baby Boomers in the evangelical church. After laying a brief biblical and theoretical foundation for volunteerism, the author will present the results of an empirical research study of Baby Boomers' reasons for serving. Finally, specific recommendations for recruiting Baby Boomers for ministry will be proposed.
This article evaluates the growth of Christian schools in the forty year period from 1945 to 1985. Included are reviews of crucial Supreme Court rulings, comments on changing attitudes toward public schools, a summary of the origins of Christian school associations, and a review of the growth of Christian publishing of textbooks and curriculum materials.