Acclaimed youth ministry expert to fortify Christian Ministries program

Grove City College announced today that Dr. Duffy Robbins, one of America’s most prolific voices in youth and family ministry, is joining the faculty this fall as professor of Christian Ministries. 

Over the course of a 40-year career, Robbins has penned several books and hundreds of articles on teenage discipleship and service, intentional parenting and preparing students for a unique calling in professional ministry. His works include “Ministry of Nurture: A Guide to Building Teenage Disciples,” “Youth Ministry Nuts and Bolts: Mastering Ministry behind the Scenes” and “This Way to Youth Ministry: An Introduction to the Adventure.” 

In announcing the appointment, President Paul J. McNulty ‘80 said, “The addition of Dr. Robbins to our academic team is a major boost to our new Christian Ministries major. We are thrilled that a person of his stature has chosen Grove City College to continue to inspire and train the next generation of leaders in youth ministry. His teaching and leadership experience will be a tremendous asset as we strive to be the best Christian liberal arts college in America.” 

With more than 20 diverse ministry groups on the campus of Grove City College, such as Young Life and the Student Mission Fellowship, Robbins will serve as an extraordinary resource for students seeking a future in youth and family ministry. His talents will appeal broadly across other programmatic areas including the College’s respected Biblical & Religious Studies curriculum.

In addition to being a respected educator and thought leader, Robbins is a gifted guest lecturer and speaker who is known for his warm conversational style and quick wit. He has been described as possessing a unique ability to make Scripture come alive for thousands of youth worldwide. 

“Our goal is to equip students with the wisdom to discern their unique callings and serve the common good. With God’s help, we pray that Dr. Robbins and the Christian Ministries program at Grove City College will continue to grow and thrive in new and exciting dimensions,” McNulty said.

Robbins currently serves as professor of youth ministry at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pa. He completed a Doctor of Ministry in Youth and Family Ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif. He graduated magna cum laude with a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Mass. He and his wife, Maggie, are the parents of two grown daughters.

Acclaimed youth ministry expert to fortify Christian Ministries program

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