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Ministry is always a team effort--Jan and I have shared the work of ministry and missions for 48+ years! Countless others have encouraged us, supported us, loved us, and prayed for us. In addition to the customary "Brother Bob," I am also known as dad and papaw. My favorite breakfast is huevos fritos, frijoles, and tortillas, with a good hot sauce and a cup of quality coffee! My greatest joy in life is being part of the kingdom; my #1 priority is to advance "kingdom things" and help develop authentic "kingdom people." I seek to serve and share the good news about Jesus everywhere I go, helping people find Jesus and helping people mature in Jesus. One of the greatest blessings of my life is to be loved by countless people around the world!

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Robert J. (Bob) Young, D.Min.

Minister, Missionary, Professor, Consultant, Workshop and Seminar Speaker, Interim Ministry Consultant

Contents
| Education | Training | Professional History | Teaching-Academic Experience | Special Interests | Publications |
| Papers and Presentations | Articles | Sermons | Seminars and Workshops | Mission Activities | Personal |

EDUCATION

SPECIAL TRAINING

  • PREPARE-ENRICH Inventories [pre-marital and marital counseling].
  • Couple Communication Program certification.
  • American Cancer Society, Clergy Oncology Residency Program.
  • American Guidance Service, Family Development Seminars.
  • Fishers of Men [evangelistic Bible study materials].

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY in MINISTRY AND EDUCATION

  • 2010-   , Present seminars for Latin American churches; ministry and missions consultant/speaker.
  • 2010, Interim Ministry, Holmes Road Church of Christ, Lansing, Michigan.
  • 2007-2010, Minister, Main and Oklahoma Church of Christ, McAlester, Oklahoma.
  • 2006-2007, Minister for Hispanics, Edmond Church of Christ, Edmond, Oklahoma.
  • 2006-2007, Interim Minister, Wellston Church of Christ, Wellston, Oklahoma.
  • 2005-2006, Interim Minister, 29th and Yale Church of Christ, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • 2004-2007, Director, Graduate Bible [Graduate School of Theology], Oklahoma Christian University, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
  • 2002-2004, Minister, Main and Oklahoma Church of Christ, McAlester, Oklahoma.
  • 2001-2002, Senior Vice President for Administrative Services, Ohio Valley (College) University, Vienna, West Virginia.
  • 1999-2001, Executive Vice President, Ohio Valley (College) University, Vienna, West Virginia.
  • 1997-1999, Dean of Service Learning, Ohio Valley (College) University, Vienna, West Virginia.
  • 1995-2002, Bible Program Chair, Professor of Bible, Lectureship Director, Ohio Valley (College) University, Vienna, West Virginia.
  • 1992-1995, Prison Ministry, Eddie Warrior Correctional Center, Taft, Oklahoma.
  • 1987-1995, Minister, Fort Gibson Church of Christ, Fort Gibson, Oklahoma.
  • 1976-1987, Minister, Holmes Road Church of Christ, Lansing, Michigan.
  • 1974-1976, Minister, Plymouth Church of Christ, Plymouth, Michigan.
  • 1972-1974, Minister, Fifteenth Street Church of Christ, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • 1970-1972, Minister, Dierks, Arkansas Church of Christ.
  • 1969-1970, Preaching, Okeene, Oklahoma Church of Christ.
  • 1968-1969, Student Ministry, West Main Church of Christ, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
  • 1967-1968, Weekend Preaching, Penalosa Church of Christ, Penalosa, Kansas.

ACADEMIC AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

PUBLICATIONS

Theses

  • 1994. Building Cohesion in Church Leadership Teams [Here is a link to my doctoral thesis.]
  • 1989. Why Baby Boomers Buy Into the Church [master's thesis].

Books/Handbooks

Bible Study Guides

Academic Studies

  • 1997. Biblical Perspectives for the Adult Learner.
  • 1997. Integration of Biblical Principles for the Adult Learner.
  • 1997. Life Applications of Biblical Values for the Adult Learner.

Other Materials [Spanish]

Articles

  • Listing of Articles Available On-Line
  • "Ministry Ethics" (Enrichment, Fall 2004).
  • "Another Look at the Case for Singing," (Christian Chronicle, June 2004).
  • "Thoughts on Worship," (Christian Chronicle, September 2000).
  • "What Will 21st Century Ministers Do?" (Ministry, Spring 1992).
  • "Thinking About Ministry" (Ministry, Fall 1991).
  • Periodic articles, Power For Today.

Church Publications

  • 2002-2004, 2007-2010. Editorials and articles in publications of the Main and Oklahoma Church of Christ, McAlester, Oklahoma.
  • 2005-2006. Articles, Monthly Newsletter, Twenty-ninth and Yale Church of Christ, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • 1987-1995. Editorials and articles, The Fort Gibson Family of God, Church of Christ, Fort Gibson, Oklahoma.
  • 1976-1987. Editorials and articles, The Holmes Road Newsletter, Holmes Road Church of Christ, Lansing, Michigan.
  • Editor, A Time to Live, 1983-85.
  • 1974-1976. Articles, The Plymouth Pilgrim, Church of Christ, Plymouth, Michigan.
  • Editor, LIVE, 1973-74.
  • 1972-1974. Articles, The Fifteenth Street Fellow-helper, Fifteenth Street Church of Christ, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • 1970-1972. Articles, The Dierks Defender, Church of Christ, Dierks, Arkansas.

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

  • Michigan Missions Forum, Midland, Michigan, 1984-1987.
  • "The Leader's Family," Michigan Christian College Leadership Seminar, 1986.
  • "Growing a Church," Oklahoma Christian Lectureship, 1990.
  • "Reaching and Teaching Boomers," Abilene Christian University Bible Teachers Workshop, July 1990.
  • "Baby Boomers and Church Leadership," Oklahoma Christian Lectureship, 1991.
  • "Who Does God Want Us to Reach?" Tulsa Workshop, March 1991.
  • "Understanding the Small Church," Abilene Christian University Bible Teachers Workshop, July 1991.
  • "Seeking Biblical Grace: Grace Studies in the Churches of Christ," Southwest Region Meeting, Evangelical Theological Society, March 1993.
  • "Small Churches are Different," Tulsa Workshop, March 1993.
  • Small Church Growth Workshop speaker/teacher, Sunset, Lubbock, Texas, 1993.
  • "Clear Choices for Older Churches," Abilene Christian University, Lectureship, 1994.
  • "'Touch' in the Gospel of Mark," Ohio Valley College Lectureship, 1996.
  • "Returning Blessing for Curses: 1 Peter 3," Harding University Lectureship, 1996.
  • "We Have an Authoritative Word," Pan-American Lectureship, Quito, Ecuador, November 1996.
  • Studies in Church Growth, Great Lakes Christian College Lectureship, Beamsville, Ontario, 1997.
  • "Communicating the Message of Hebrews to Today's World," Ohio Valley College Lectureship, 1998.
  • "The Missionary Heart of the Apostle Paul," Baxter Institute Seminario, May 2000.
  • "Our Confidence in Christ," Ohio Valley College Lectureship, Ohio Valley College, 2001.
  • "The Restoration of Worship," Baxter Institute Seminario, May 2001.
  • "The Role of our Christian Colleges in Missions," Pan-American Lectureship panel, Toluca, Mexico, November 2001.
  • "Characteristics of Healthy Ministry Teams," Pepperdine Lectureship, 2002.
  • "Preaching from the Book of Acts," Oklahoma Christian Lectureship, 2003.
  • "The Work of the Holy Spirit in the Spread of Christianity," Harding University Lectureship, 2003.
  • "Isaiah: Prophet of Promise," Abilene Christian University Lectureship, 2004.
  • Preaching Enrichment Lectures, "Preaching from the Old Testament," Oklahoma Christian University, 2004.
  • "Journey as Transformation and Conversion," Oklahoma Christian University Lectureship, 2005.
  • "Progress and Joy in the Faith," Ohio Valley University Lectureship, 2008.
  • "Current Challenges and Directions in Ministry," Class, Ohio Valley University Lectureship, 2008.
  • "The Impact of PAL in Latin American Missions," Pan-American Lectureship, Quito, Ecuador, November 2008.
  • "Contemporary Challenges in Ministry" (Calling and Character, Empowering and Equipping, Accountable and Accessible), Quest, Oklahoma Christian, 2009.
  • "Mission Studies in Galatians", Pan-American Lectureship, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, November 2010.

SERMONS

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

  • Past member of American Association of Christian Counselors (Charter Member)
  • Past member of Evangelical Theological Society
  • Past member of Society of Biblical Literature

SEMINARS and WORKSHOPS

Seminars, workshops, and retreats are available on various topics. See also "Areas of Specialization and Interest" below.

  • Church: Small Churches
  • Church Dynamics: Healthy Church, Enduring Church, Church Revitalization, Creative Conflict, Conflict Management and Resolution
  • Church Growth: Church Planting, Evangelism
  • Church and Culture: Missional Church, Cross-Cultural Dynamics
  • Leadership: Congregational Leadership Development, Leadership Cohesion, Leadership Teams, Equipping
  • Ministry: Ministry Ethics, Interim Ministry, Characteristics of Effective Ministry
  • Missions: Short-term mission teams, Latin American missions, mission training models
  • Small Groups: Cell churches, Home churches, SIMPLE churches
  • Teams and Teamwork: Identifying, Building, Integrating, Enhancing, and Renewing Teams

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION AND INTEREST

  • Evangelism Studies
    • Evangelism in Cross-Cultural and Contemporary Cultural Situations
    • Evangelizing Across the Generations: Understanding and Managing the New Reality
    • Baby Boomers and the Contemporary Church: What can we expect next?
    • Missional Church Models (SIMPLE, house churches, cell churches, small groups)
    • Increasing Effectiveness for Short-Term and Student Missions Efforts
    • How to Include Evangelism in Latin American Missions
  • Marriage and Family Dynamics
    • Marital Communication: Why Can't We Talk Any More?
    • Developing Spiritual Marriages and Families: Prayer for Couples and Families
    • Models for Effective Marriage Enrichment
    • Developing Spiritual Roots for the Second Half of Marriage
  • Practical Ministry Studies
    • Effectively Communicating God's Message through the Preached Word
    • Team Building for Church Leaders
    • Church Leadership Dynamics
    • Congregational Leadership
    • Change, Transitions, and Conflict Resolution
    • Workable Models for Interim Ministry in Churches of Christ
    • Church Dynamics: Small Church, Healthy Church, Enduring Church, The Future of Older Churches
    • Spiritual Formation and Transformation
    • Small Groups Ministry
    • Involvement Ministry
  • Missions Studies
    • Teams and Teamwork: Identifying, Building, Integrating, Enhancing, and Renewing Mission Teams
    • Increasing Effectiveness in Latin American Missions
    • Short-Term Missions Dynamics
    • Effective Training Models for Congregational Development on the Mission Field
  • Biblical Studies
    • Biblical Text
    • Biblical Languages
  • Church History (especially, Restoration and Oklahoma)

MISSION ACTIVITIES

DOMESTIC AND CANADA

  • 1972-present. Includes ministry and mission work in Michigan (1974-1987), and missions presentations and activities throughout the U.S. and in Canada.
  • 1997-2002. Sponsor, Ohio Valley College Missions Club, sponsored student missions trips to domestic sites throughout the Northeast and mid-Atlantic states.

INTERNATIONAL (GENERAL)

  • 1997. Teacher/preacher, Guyana Mission Trip.
  • 1998. Sponsor/speaker, New Zealand Mission Trip, Ohio Valley College students.

LATIN AMERICA

  • 1995. Survey/Research Trip, Honduras, [for Fort Gibson, Oklahoma church].
  • 1996. Speaker, "The God-Breathed Scriptures," Pan-American Lectureship, Quito, Ecuador.
  • 1997. Sponsor, Honduras Mission Trip (OVU).
  • 1999. Sponsor, Honduras Mission Trip (OVU).
  • 1999. Research/Survey trip, Costa Rica.
  • 1999. Pan-American Lectureship, San Salvador, El Salvador.
  • 2000-2003. Guest teacher, English classes, Baxter Institute, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • 2000. Presenter/teacher, Baxter Institute Seminario, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • 2000. Professor, "Predicacion Expositiva" (Expository Preaching), Baxter Institute, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • 2001. Speaker/class teacher, Baxter Institute Seminario, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • 2001. Professor, "La Adoracion" (Worship), Baxter Institute, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • 2001. Panel Participant: "Christian Colleges and Missions," Pan-American Lectureship, Toluca, Mexico.
  • 2002. Professor, "Church Administration" and "Expository Preaching", Baxter Institute, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • 2003. Seminario class, Baxter Institute Seminario, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • 2003. Professor, "Personal Spiritual Development" seminar; short course in the Book of Hebrews; Baxter Institute, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • 2004. Professor, "Biblical and Theological Foundations for Ministry"; Baxter Institute, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • 2004. Survey trip, seminar speaker, Iglesia La Fuente, Managua, Nicaragua.
  • 2004. Speaker, Pan-American Lectureship, Antigua, Guatemala.
  • 2005. Seminar presenter, "Developing Homes and Families for the Lord", Escuela Biblia Honduras, Catacamas, Olancho.
  • 2006. Seminar presenter, "Developing Leaders in the Local Congregation", Escuela Biblia Honduras, Catacamas, Olancho, Honduras.
  • 2006. Participant/chaplain, Health Talents International, medical missions/eye surgery team, Montellano, Guatemala.
  • 2006. Speaker, Primer Encuentro Interamericano de Ancianos y Predicadores, Santa Marta, Colombia.
  • 2007. Teacher/speaker, Christian Family series, Leadership Seminar, Nicaragua.
  • 2007, 2008. Evangelism campaign, cultural and language studies, Guatemala.
  • 2008. Speaker, "The Impact of the PAL," Pan-American Lectureship, Quito, Ecuador.
  • 2009. "Diversas interpretaciones del Apocalipsis." Class teacher, Seminario Baxter, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • 2010. "La Obra del Espiritu Santo en el Libro de Hechos." Class teacher, Seminario Baxter, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • 2010. Speaker/class teacher, "Galatians: New Testament Mission Manual," Pan-American Lectureship, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • 2011. Cultural and linguistic studies, teaching, seminars, preaching; Guatemala.
  • 2011. "Evidencias de la Vivencia Espiritual en la Iglesia." Class teacher, Seminario Baxter, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • 2012. "El liderazgo biblico y el obispado." Class teacher, Seminario Baxter, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • 2004-2008, 2011-2017. Numerous mission trips: Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
  • 2003-2014. Member of the board of directors (secretary, 2003-2008; chairman, 2008-2014), Associación Amicus (Honduras); Baxter Foundation (USA)
  • 2014-    . Senior/Lifetime Member of the Board, Associación Amicus (Honduras); Baxter Foundation (USA)
  • 2011-    . Director, Latin American Leadership Development
      Seminars with Hispanic churches in the U.S. (Illinois, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas)
      International seminars: Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela
  • 2011-    . Worker and seminar presenter for EVO (Educacion Vocacional para Obreros, Training for Vocational Workers).
  • 2011-2014. Spanish outreach consultant, Ambassadors for Christ.
    2014-    . Owner and translator, "En Pos de la Verdad," evangelistic Bible study materials based on the original "Fishers of Men" materials.
  • Summary Report, My History with Latin American Missions.
  • PERSONAL

    Married to Jan E. Robbins Young (August 15, 1969).
    We are the parents of three sons [Michael Ethan, Philip Andrew, Geoffrey Adam (Johnnie)].
    We have six grandchildren [Skyla Marie (Justin) Wright, Madison Sky (Austin) Rose, Nathanael Adam, Joseph Blair, Morgan Jayne, and Clay Michael]. We have one great-grandson, Zane Rose.
    Hobbies: mission work, reading, travel.

    [Information updated: January 2017]

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