Narrative Discipleship: Guiding Emerging Adults to "Connect the Dots" of Life and Faith

From: Volume 8, Issue 2: Fall 2011, Ministry with Emerging Generations Pages 244-262

Abstract

The challenge of creating an effective, lasting, transformative Christian discipleship has become more difficult in our current cultural milieu. During a narrative study of emerging adult faith development, participants connected disparate life experiences in the process of developing and discussing their faith biographies. These narrative connections created an environment for transformative learning to occur. In this article, I use narrative methods to inform the practice of emerging adult discipleship to encourage transformation. This article forwards narrative as useful in developing an effective method of discipleship for emerging adults.
Key words: discipleship, transformative learning, narrative, narrative identity, emerging adults

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