Social Work Faculty Publications

Title

The Role of Community Service in the Faith Development of Adolescents

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 2007

Journal Title

Journal of Youth Ministry

ISSN

1541-0412

Volume

6

Issue

1

First Page

43

Last Page

54

Abstract

The article cites a study on the relation of community service to faith maturity and faith practices of adolescents in congregations. Such study reveals that engagement in community service is related to positive outcomes in the lives of adolescents, and they are also more likely involved in regular community service. Further, the teenagers varied both in the maturity of their faith and in various ways they practiced their faith.

Keywords

Teenagers, research, youth, religious gatherings, church commitment, community involvement, social services, theological virtues

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