Commentary by Dr. Whitesel: Mark DeVries is a leading scholar/practitioner on youth ministry. He is see here speaking to the ministry faculties of Wesley Seminary and IWU. His graph shows that 90% of MDiv students anticipated full time ministry in 1970, while today that has dropped to 41%. He points out that they still are seeking to do ministry, they expect to be bi-vocational, ministering in both religious and secular environments.
From a presentation to the combined theology/ministry faculties of Wesley Seminary and Indiana Wesleyan University, 8/25/17.