Youth ministry in American Methodism's mission.

Journal Article

The article examines the development of Youth Ministry within Methodism from 1889 to the present. Citing early Epworth League journals, Souvenir Programs, Handbooks, and personal documents, the article moves from needs that brought into being The Epworth League in the 19th century to the philosophy of later youth organizations: The Methodist Youth Fellowship, and, as of 1968, The United Methodist Youth Fellowship. Aspirations and concerns of youth have always been paramount in the 92-year history: education, devotional life, social consciousness, world-wide mission programs, race relations, world peace, and ministry within the local community to ill, impoverished, unchurched individuals.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Smith, JW

Published Date

  • July 1, 1981

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 224 - 230

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0026-1238