Service Learning: Bridging the Gap between Theology and Missions in Youth Ministry
Date of Award
Master of Arts in Ministerial Leadership (MAML)
College of Christian Ministries and Religion
Department of Christian Ministries and Religion
Brian M. Kelly Ph.D.
One of youth ministry's greatest challenges is teaching students the value and importance of helping others in light of Biblical teachings. Missions trips may offer students the opportunity to help others for some length of time, but if not conducted intentionally, students may not fully benefit from participation in the trip.
Service learning offers an educational dimension to a missions project that helps students through hands-on experiential learning and well-structured reflection. By exploring the benefits of service learning and what the utilization of such a project would entail, this paper outlines an eighteen week service learning project to be conducted in a youth ministry setting....
Daves, Sarah L., "Service Learning: Bridging the Gap between Theology and Missions in Youth Ministry" (2010). Master of Arts in Ministerial Leadership (MAML). 21.