Can the Theories of Adult Nonformal Education be Applied to Church Youth Ministry?

From: Volume XI, Issue 2: Winter 1991 Pages 19-26

Abstract

The Sonlife Strategy is a philosophy of youth ministry breeding discipling youth programs. But it has a weakness--it lacks an appropriate paradigm. The traditional paradigm for children and youth has flowed from the pedagogical tendencies of formal education. This article contends that the paradigm of adult nonformal education is better for youth ministry. And implementing the Sonlife Strategy through the grid of nonformal education can bring about discipleship at all levels of student interest.

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