Number 3 (2003)


Dear Readers:

Welcome to the third issue of Growth: The Journal of The Association for Christians in Student Development. The theme for this issue is “Faith Development on the Christian College Campus”. We have included a blend of basic research and applied articles that address the role of student affairs professionals in the faith development of students.

We want to thank several persons for their assistance in putting this issue together. Special thanks go to Norris Friesen and Ginny Carpenter for their work on the Editorial Board, to Arna Smith for her service as Copy Editor, to Steve Christensen for his service as Layout and Design Editor, and to the twenty plus individuals who served as peer reviewers of manuscripts submitted this year. Without their assistance this publication would not have been possible.

Finally, we want to encourage you, the reader, to consider submitting manuscripts for consideration for the next issue of Growth, which will be published in the spring of 2004. 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 based on your work. The theme for the next issue will be “Service Learning as Student Affairs Practice.” If you are interested in submitting a manuscript, please refer to the publication policy 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 these pages.

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

Full Issue



Assessing Spiritual Development in Business Students: Lessons Learned and a Suggested Process
Monty Lynn, Tim C. Coburn, J. Vincent Swinney, and Michael Winegeart

Book Reviews


Skip Trudeau
Tim Herrmann
Editorial Board Member
Norris Friesen
Editorial Board Member
Ginny Carpenter

Peer Review Panel

Carolyn Arthur, Bethel College, IN
Denise Bakerink, Houghton College
Steve Beers, John Brown University
Bob Crow, Calvin College
Jim Fierra, Bethel College, MN
Dave Guthrie, Geneva College
Lori Holtmann, Taylor University
Barry Loy, Gordon College
Tim Nichols, Houghton College
Edee Schulze, Wheaton College
David Tilley, Houghton College
Cynthia Wells-Lilly, Messiah College
Roger Wessel, Ball State University
John Witte, Calvin College