Beyond a Crisis of Faith: Preparing Evangelical Collegians for Kingdom Life and Mission Through The Agora School for Global Leadership

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Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Ministerial Leadership (MAML)


College of Christian Ministries and Religion


Department of Christian Ministries and Religion

Primary Advisor

Brian M. Kelly, Ph.D.


Recent research has underscored a very disturbing trend among collegians who have grown up in Evangelical contexts: as many as two-thirds of them will leave the faith of their youth while studying on secular campuses in the United States, creating great concern for the future of both this generation called Mosaics, and for the church itself. Surveyed responses of students, parents, and pastors have revealed a strong desire for a Christian college education reformation, including interactive coursework, cost-effective degree programs, and personal mission engagement.

This contextual education project introduces a new model for preparing 21st century Christian collegians of all majors and disciplines for a lifetime of Kingdom leadership and influence. The Agora School for Global Leadership prototype presented is an innovative approach to higher education, and a synthesis of young adult research, educational excellence and mission experience. Extensive research into the lives and values of young adults, fresh insight into how to educate and release them into their God-given destinies, and the Agora School mindset and mission speak to many of the questions that parents, pastors, and educators wrestle with today as they navigate the way forward with this Mosaic generation.

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