The Role of Community Service in the Faith Development of Adolescents
Journal of Youth Ministry
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.
Teenagers, research, youth, religious gatherings, church commitment, community involvement, social services, theological virtues
Sherr, Michael E.; Garland, Diana; and Wolfer, Terry A., "The Role of Community Service in the Faith Development of Adolescents" (2007). Social Work Faculty Publications. 47.