Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Relationship Between Youth Ministry Participation and Faith Maturity of Adolescents

In this article, connections among level of youth ministry support, confidence sustaining attributes of youth ministry, and trust development were analyzed from thirteen Korean American churches in California, a total of 742 second-generation Korean American students participated in the study. Utilizing Baron and Kenny's (1986) structure, this study tried the theory that confidence is sustaining qualities of youth ministry intervened the relationship between the level of youth ministry cooperation and trust development of young people.
            The meaningful relationship between the degree of youth ministry interest and confidence development was fundamentally decreased in greatness when confidence sustaining qualities of youth ministry were incorporated into the model, giving proof in this study that confidence supporting attributes of youth ministry were a fractional go between. The suggestions for youth ministry are talked about. The present examination shows how different relapse investigations can be utilized as one possible system for testing intercession impacts including youth ministry and adolescent confidence development.
            "The responsibility for implementing the findings of this study will ultimately fall on the shoulders of the youth worker. Of course, there will always be involved adults, caring serüor pastors, and concerned parents, but by and large it is up the youth worker to strategically organize the ministry to be maximally effective. Therefore, possible applications of this study's findings might be: designing venues for adults to build relationships with adolescents, training volunteers to be better listeners and counselors of hurting students, teaching volunteers and parents how to assess a student's spiritual gifts, or helping the adult congregation provide opportunities for students to lead and serve."
            I recall in high school my youth ministry group did a small research project to see how children and teens are influenced by their parents going to church. The result was that if a sibling goes to church only ten percent of the family goes if the mom goes only seventy-five percent of the family goes, and if the father goes to church ninety percent of the family will go to church.
            How many experiments do they do with youth ministries? How many of the experiments fell through? What other ministries experiments have they done and what will they do? Will they be testing for faith-nurturing characteristics in youth ministry again in a few years to see if it has changed or stayed the same?

            I do believe that the more a student attends youth ministry activities, the more that student will mature in their faith because I have seen youth ministers and volunteers set aside an ideal opportunity to become more acquainted with their pupils. I anticipate attempting to become more acquainted with my students, whether it is taking a gathering trip, out to lunch, one on one time or sitting at a café. I believe it is imperative for youth ministers and volunteers to become more acquainted with their students. A large number of the approaching generation have turned out to be closer to God because the most experienced generation has simply set aside an ideal opportunity to become acquainted with them.

Work Cited
Marotta, D. J. (2013). The relationship between youth ministry participation and faith maturity                 of adolescents: Testing for faith-nurturing characteristics in youth ministry as a mediator        using multiple regression. Journal Of Youth Ministry, 11(2), 138-141.