Young People and the Church

Jun 25, 2017 | Pamela Ebstyne King | Positive Youth Development, Research Findings, Spiritual Formation, Video



Pamela Ebstyne King responds to Kenda Creasy Dean, Mary D. Synnott Professor of Youth, Church, and Culture at Princeton Theological Seminary, on reimagining the church, reflecting on the telos of Christian faith and its relationship to innovation and empowering young people.


Author’s Note

This talk was given at the 2017 Payton Lectures and was originally published on FULLER Studio.


About the Author

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Pamela Ebstyne King

Pamela Ebstyne King is the executive director of the Thrive Center and serves as the Peter L. Benson Professor of Applied Developmental Science at Fuller Theological Seminary. Her primary academic interests are applied research at the intersection of human thriving and spiritual development. Dr. King’s work combines theology, empirical research, and community engagement to further understand what contexts and settings enable all people to thrive.


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