The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the Church programs in preparing young Latter-day Saint servicemen to accept and live the gospel of Jesus Christ as determined from the opinions of servicemen and bishops. The teaching programs, counseling, continual Church activity, Church publications, and the preservice and inservice Church orientations were evaluated for their effectiveness in teaching the five objectives: Testimony building; commandment living; continual activity, missionary work, and patriotism.
One hundred eighteen servicemen, who had completed basic training and were attending technical training schools, along with seventy-seven bishops provided the information used in this study.
The findings indicated that in the opinion of these servicemen and bishops effective training was being provided servicemen in building testimonies, living the commandments, and continuing to be active in the Church. However, missionary work and patriotism were ineffectively taught.
College and Department
Religious Education; Church History and Doctrine
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Palmer, James R., "An Evaluation of the Adequacy of Selected Formal Church Programs in Preparing Male Members to Enter the United States Air Force" (1971). Theses and Dissertations. 5012.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Servicemen's Committee, Mormons, Military service, Mormon Church, Counseling