Refining the Image: A Vocational Perspective on Youth Ministry

From: Volume 3NS, Issue 2: Fall 1999 Pages 9-16

Abstract

The stereotype of youth ministers as rather unprofessional and directionless young males is corrected as the results of a recent national survey of full-time Protestant youth ministers in America, conducted by the LINK Institute of Huntington College, are presented. An accurate and compelling portrait of the profession is offered, challenging many of the popular assumptions regarding those who serve in youth ministry. Youth ministers are enjoying their work and are staying in the profession much longer than has been previously thought.

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