Campus Location

Abilene Campus (Residential)

Date of Award


Document Type



Graduate School of Theology

Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry

Committee Chair or Primary Advisor

Charles A. Sibert

Second Committee Member or Secondary Advisor

Jack Reese

Third Committee Member or Committee Reader

Eddie L. Sharp Jr.


This project/thesis focuses on young adults in general and in the Kerrville Church of Christ in particular. The problem is young adults between the ages of twenty-five to thirty-five comprise less than ten percent of the congregation. In a church of 500 members, there are not more than thirty-five individuals in that age range. The perception on the part of young adults i􀁏 the congregation is that the church leadership does not value them, nor do leaders consider their opinions to be important. The solution to the problem involves analyzing the congregation, forming a focus group among young adult members, and working together with them to develop a strategy for increasing the participation of young adults in the life of the church. The research involves studies in generational theories, life-cycle theories, and church effectiveness.

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