The Thinking Climate: A Missing Ingredient in Youth Ministry?

From: Volume XV, Issue 1: Fall 1994 Pages 53-63


Data from a national study of Protestant congregations are used to examine the importance of creating a thinking climate in youth ministry. While fewer than half of all youth experience a strong thinking climate in a congregation, those who do tend to have stronger faith and commitment. This article suggests several areas where the research points to factors in congregational life that contribute to a thinking climate in youth ministry.



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