Number 1 (2001)


Dear Readers:

Welcome to the first edition of Growth: The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development.

The purposes of this new journal are to:

  • Promote scholarly activity within the field of Christian student affairs and amongst the members of ACSD.
  • Provide a valuable scholarly resource to Christian student affairs practitioners.
  • Promote the ideals of ACSD and Christian student affairs.
This issue is presented in three sections. The first is dedicated to the theme of "The State of Christian Student Affairs." In it are three applied research articles that address this theme and several responses to these articles. The second consists of two original research articles. One addresses the multicultural competence of resident assistants and the other concerns the effects of short-term missions trips on the faith development of college students. The third section is a collection of book reviews.

We are excited to be able to provide you with this collection of articles and reviews and want to thank all of those who submitted manuscripts for consideration. We also want to thank Norris Friesen and Ginny Carpenter for their work on the Editorial Board and LaTonya Taylor, our Chief Editorial Assistant. Without their very valuable assistance this publication would not have been possible.

We also want to encourage you to consider submitting manuscripts for the next issue of Growth, which will be published in the spring of 2002. We are particularly interested in receiving manuscripts presenting original or basic research and encourage anyone who has recently completed a graduate thesis or dissertation to submit an article from your work. The theme for the applied section for the next issue is "Building Community on The Christian College Campus." If you are interested in submitting a manuscript, please refer to the publication policies and submission guidelines found at the end of this edition or contact us and we will send you the pertinent information.

Thank you for your support for Growth: The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development. We trust that you will enjoy and be stretched by what you find in its pages.

Skip Trudeau, Co-Editor
Tim Herrmann, Co-Editor

Full Issue



The State of Christian Student Development
Skip Trudeau, Ginny Carpenter, Norris Friesen, and Tim Herrmann

Responses to Articles

Book Reviews


Skip Trudeau
Tim Herrmann
Editorial Board Member
Norris Friesen
Editorial Board Member
Ginny Carpenter
Chief Editorial Assistant
LaTonya Taylor
Cover Design
Chris Pierik