The Roles of Campus Ministry Leaders: Guiding Students through the Transition to Adulthood

Charis R. Davidson, Gabrielle M. Turner-McGrievy, De Anne K.Hilfinger Messias, Daniela B. Friedman, Alyssa G. Robillard

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Abstract

Despite historic existence of campus ministries at universities, little is known about the roles of campus ministry leaders. This research explored campus ministry leaders' engagement with students through interviews (n = 19). Analysis indicated interviewees' work includes building relationships with students, navigating the secular context of a public university, and tensions with others in campus ministry. Interviewees reported emotional strain resulting from extensive caring labor. Focused support for campus ministers would benefit both leaders and students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)92-102
Number of pages11
JournalThe journal of pastoral care & counseling : JPCC
Volume75
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Campus ministry
  • narrative analysis
  • qualitative methods
  • student support
  • universities and colleges
  • young adults

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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