Number 19 (2020)

Dear Readers:

In this strange year that we are experiencing, this year of "lockdown," and "stay-at-home," and separation, and uncertainty, we believe that it is critical to remain steadfast in looking for ways to accomplish the work to which we have been called. In that spirit, we hope that this, the nineteenth edition of Growth: The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development will be a help and an encouragement to you as you seek to do the same. For nineteen years Growth has strived to provide readers with relevant original research and pertinent professional development to aid in our work with college students. We trust that you have found this information useful to your work and that you will find the articles and book reviews in this current issue to be helpful in informing your work as educators.

This year more than ever we must express our gratitude to those who work to make Growth possible, including Julia VanderMolen, Student Success Specialist at Calvin University who serves in the role of Book Review Editor, as well as the Associate Editor in Chief, Austin Smith, and the Associate Editor, Eli Casteel, who have provided guidance to the review of materials and publication processes of the journal. Though these team members are always vital in the process of creating this publication, this year their contributions were even more significant. It is no exaggeration to say that without their efforts, guidance, and direction, this issue would not have been completed. They, along with our peer review team, have put forth great effort to produce an edition that represents strong scholarship and is diverse in its coverage of topics.

We particularly want to encourage you, the reader, to consider submitting manuscripts for consideration for future issues of Growth; the next edition will be published in the spring of 2021. Publication guidelines are included in this issue on the inside of the back cover and are also available via the Association for Christians in Student Development web site . We are especially interested in manuscripts presenting original or basic research and encourage anyone who has recently completed a graduate thesis or dissertation to submit an article.

The publication team would like to thank you for your support of Growth: The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development. We hope your reading of it will be both engaging and challenging.

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

Full Issue


Review Essay

Book Reviews


Skip Trudeau
Tim Herrmann

Growth Editorial Review Board

Austin Smith, Associate Editor in Chief
Eli Casteel, Associate Editor

Book Review Editor

Julia VanderMolen

Graphic Designer/Layout

Austin Smith

Peer Reviewers

Josh Meredith
Josiah Peterson
Bailey Sauls
Serena Draper
Jana Roste