Faculty

portrait of Dave Keehn

Dave Keehn

Chair, Department of Christian Ministries

Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., Talbot School of Theology
  • M.A., Talbot School of Theology
  • B.A., Azusa Pacific University

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Dave Keehn has served for over 30 years in youth ministry in both small and large churches. After teaching ministry courses as an adjunct for 12 years at Talbot School of Theology and Biola University, Keehn joined the faculty in the fall of 2009. His passion is to develop church leaders for future generations. Keehn’s expertise is in developing ministry programs to reach and disciple the millennial generation and their families. He has spoken at numerous conferences and serves as the teaching pastor at Cornerstone Community Church in San Clemente, Calilf.

Affiliations

  • Cornerstone Community Church, San Clemente CA
  • LEAD222, leadership network for youth pastors
  • Orange County Fire Authority (serve as battalion chaplain)

Publications

Dissertation

  • “Leveraging Internships: A comparison of ministry internship programs as Realistic Job Previews to prepare for vocational ministry.” Talbot Theological Seminary, 2015.

Articles & Chapters

  • “Calling for Financial Training for Ministry Students.” Christian Education Journal, Fall 2016.
  • “Leveraging Internships: A comparison of ministry internship programs as Realistic Job Previews to prepare for vocational ministry.” Journal of Youth Ministry, October 2015. “Looking around – evaluating your ministry.”The NET, Willow Creek Association web-based publishing. Chicago, IL: 2007.
  • “Can we speak their language.”The NET, Willow Creek Association web-based publishing. Chicago, IL: 2007.
  • “Followship.”The NET, Willow Creek Association web-based publishing. Chicago, IL: 2005.
  • “Coaching students to be tools in God’s Hands”The NET, Willow Creek Association web-based publishing. Chicago, IL: 2004.
  • “Connecting with students in a busy world”The NET, Willow Creek Association web-based publishing. Chicago, IL: 2004.
  • “How to thrive long-term.”Group Magazine May/June 2000.

Books

  • “Factors that promote longevity in youth ministry.” Unpublished Master's Thesis, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, 1997.
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