ERIC Number: ED143797
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar-7
Career Education through the Church.
Drier, Harry N.
As trained counselors, career educators, and career education guidance and counseling programs have become increasingly available, there has been a tendency for the church to lose the perspective of its role in preparing people, particularly the young, for purposeful and satisfying lives. A church-based career development program would provide resources and experiences which would enable each individual to assess and appraise his/her own abilities and develop and maintain a sense of purpose, a calling that is personally his/hers. Church-sponsored career education programs might include youth drug community counseling; adult alcohol community counseling; emergency family assistance center; career seminars; parent discussion groups; daily preparation for job environment; and being a witnessing Christian on the job. Genuine spiritual revival must await the rediscovery of the Christian significance of daily work, and the church can lead the challenge. (BL)
Descriptors: Adults, Age Groups, Career Development, Career Education, Church Programs, Church Responsibility, Church Role, Counseling Services, Educational Counseling, Family Involvement, Guidance Programs, Human Services, Individual Needs, Outreach Programs, Parent Education, Parent Influence, Youth, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Speech presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association National Convention (Dallas, Texas, March 7, 1977)