|About the Book|
The purpose of this study was to implement and evaluate a nine-month nondegree training program for youth ministers in the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church. The Academy for Student Ministry (ASM) Team designed five weekend training modules. The program covered concepts that are important for youth ministry development, and each module built on the previous one. The participants cognitive and affective levels were measured before and after the ASM.-Overall each participants pre-Academy test score increased from their post-Academy test score. Individuals greatest improvements were in their ability to describe and explain their personal call to ministry and in their ability to articulate the need for specialized youth ministry in the church.