Growing Disciples in Community

From: Volume 9, Issue 1: Spring 2012, Intergenerational Ministry Pages 148-164


This article explores the correlation between adolescents’ spiritual growth and discipleship and the attitudes and beliefs of family, friends, and the local congregation in their role of equipping/discipling these youth. The data is drawn from a recent secondary data analysis of the Valuegenesis2 study conducted in the year 2000 among junior high and high school students attending Seventh-day Adventist schools in North America.1 The analysis indicates that the discipling/equipping
attitudes and behaviors of family, friends, Christian teachers, and the local congregation are significant in explaining adolescents’ responses to indicators of personal discipleship.



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