Brian Hull

Associate Professor of Youth Ministry
HU 122
(859) 858-3511 ext. 2317

B.A.  Olivet Nazarene University (Philosophy and Religion)

M.A. Nazarene Theological Seminary (Christian Education, Youth Ministry Diploma)

Ph.D. Asbury Theological Seminary (Intercultural Studies)

Courses offered: 
Youth Ministry
Youth and Culture
Pastoral Care of Youth
Special Topics in Youth Ministry
Practicum: Christian Ministries and Youth Ministry
Internship: Youth Ministry
Ministry and Mission in the Contemporary Church
Dynamics of Spiritual Growth
Instructional Bible Study
Leadership in Ministry
Seminar: Youth and Evangelism
Seminar: Leading Ministry Events
Seminar: Cross Cultural Education and Evangelism
Seminar: Liberal Arts
Selected/Recent Publications: 

Enduring Endeavor: How Francis E. Clark Utilized Written Communication, Global Travel and Organization to Re-Shape the Global Protestant Church’s Ministry to Young People through the Christian Endeavor Society. Dissertation, Asbury Theological Seminary, 2014.

Participant: Roundtable on Theology and Ministry. YouthWorker Journal, 2014

Review: Millennials and Mission by Jim and Judy Raymo. Evangelical Missions Quarterly, 2014.

Review: The Gospel After Christendom by Ryan Bolger. Evangelical Missions Quarterly, 2013.


How To Gain 5 Million Followers Before Social Media or Even the Regular Use of the Telephone: The Amazing Global Diffusion of Christian Endeavor Societies, Association of Youth Ministry Educators, Washington, D.C., 2014.

Youth are Mission: Seeing and Ministering to Youth Cultures in America, American Society of Missiology, Chicago, IL, 2012.

Something New: Snapshots of Youth Ministry Contextualization in North America, Association of Youth Ministry Educators, Seattle, WA, 2011. 

Current research/scholarship: 

Consolidated all of the Christian Endeavor International and Christian Endeavor WorldWide archives at Asbury Theological Seminary. 

Youth Ministry as Missiology – studying youth ministry and youth culture using missionary techniques, approaches and philosophy. 

Ministry in an Emerging Culture

Christian Endeavor Society

Adolescent Development


Brian has been involved in local church youth ministry for over 20 years serving in churches in Illinois, Maryland and Missouri.  An ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene, Brian most recently served at the Church of the Nazarene Headquarters working for USA/Canada Nazarene Youth Ministries.  He has been involved on the district, regional and national levels as well helping to coordinate youth ministry training and youth ministry networks.  Brian is also a frequent guest speaker at camps, retreats, special services and training events for youth, youth leaders and churches.


Association of Youth Ministry Educators

Youth Specialties Academic Support Network

American Society of Missiology

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