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Epiphany 3 - Series A, Phillip L. Brandt 2017 Concordia University - Portland

Epiphany 3 - Series A, Phillip L. Brandt

Sunday’s Sermon

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Epiphany 3 - One Year Series, Phillip L. Brandt 2017 Concordia University - Portland

Epiphany 3 - One Year Series, Phillip L. Brandt

Sunday’s Sermon

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Epiphany 2 - Series A, Phillip L. Brandt 2017 Concordia University - Portland

Epiphany 2 - Series A, Phillip L. Brandt

Sunday’s Sermon

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Epiphany 2 - One Year Series, Phillip L. Brandt 2017 Concordia University - Portland

Epiphany 2 - One Year Series, Phillip L. Brandt

Sunday’s Sermon

No abstract provided.


Baptism Of Our Lord Series A, Phillip L. Brandt 2017 Concordia University - Portland

Baptism Of Our Lord Series A, Phillip L. Brandt

Sunday’s Sermon

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Baptism Of Our Lord 1 Year Series, Phillip L. Brandt 2017 Concordia University - Portland

Baptism Of Our Lord 1 Year Series, Phillip L. Brandt

Sunday’s Sermon

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The Church Is Familial And Is Built On Spiritually Strong Families, Yat Lau 2017 Liberty University

The Church Is Familial And Is Built On Spiritually Strong Families, Yat Lau

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

Christ’s headship of the church has strong parallels to the husband’s headship of the family unit. As postmodernism, socio-economic factors, egalitarianism, globalization and shifts in the communicational processes drive inter-generational issues to greater heights, insidiously tear families apart—relationally, intellectually and spiritually. On the other hand, the church models the world through its discipleship programs, organization structures and has asserted itself as the spiritual head of the home. This paper will survey Christian young adults to identify key influences on their spiritual formation and family ministries the church provide to support families. The paper will provide a critique ...


Spiritual Formation: A Model To Strengthen The Mission, Operation, And Commitment Of African American Churches, Anthony Bailey 2017 Liberty University

Spiritual Formation: A Model To Strengthen The Mission, Operation, And Commitment Of African American Churches, Anthony Bailey

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

Spiritual formation, the practice of intentional spiritual disciplines like fasting, silence, studying, and fellowship, should be the heart of growth in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina small churches. This practice assists congregants in developing closeness with God and relationships with others. Amidst a steady decline in national church attendance since 1992, few of today’s African-American Church ministries address the need for spiritual formation. This thesis explores this critical issue at the local level through interviews with pastors and church leaders, who describe their churches’ current efforts to foster spiritual formation in congregants. The findings are used to propose a model for ...


Circumcision And Naming Of Our Lord, Phillip L. Brandt 2017 Concordia University - Portland

Circumcision And Naming Of Our Lord, Phillip L. Brandt

Sunday’s Sermon

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Christmas Eve And Christmas Day 1 And 3 Year Series, Phillip L. Brandt 2016 Concordia University - Portland

Christmas Eve And Christmas Day 1 And 3 Year Series, Phillip L. Brandt

Sunday’s Sermon

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Advent Iv Series A 2016, Phillip L. Brandt 2016 Concordia University - Portland

Advent Iv Series A 2016, Phillip L. Brandt

Sunday’s Sermon

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Advent Iv One Year Series, Phillip L. Brandt 2016 Concordia University - Portland

Advent Iv One Year Series, Phillip L. Brandt

Sunday’s Sermon

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Developing A Spiritual Leadership Curriculum At West University Church Of Christ, Daniel McGraw 2016 Abilene Christian University

Developing A Spiritual Leadership Curriculum At West University Church Of Christ, Daniel Mcgraw

Discernment: Theology and the Practice of Ministry

In the fall of 2015, I worked with a small group of congregational members to develop a spiritual leadership curriculum for the West Houston Church of Christ. Many of the congregation’s leaders were feeling a sense of burnout and weariness in ministry. They yearned to deepen their own connection with God to energize their ministry. This article relates the history of the congregation before the intervention, outlines the process of the intervention, from its theological underpinnings to the development of the curriculum, and finally, examines the efficacy of this intervention.


Advent Iii Series A 2016, Phillip L. Brandt 2016 Concordia University - Portland

Advent Iii Series A 2016, Phillip L. Brandt

Sunday’s Sermon

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Advent Iii One Year Series, Phillip L. Brandt 2016 Concordia University - Portland

Advent Iii One Year Series, Phillip L. Brandt

Sunday’s Sermon

No abstract provided.


Implementing Vocational Training At Escuela Quiteña De Estudios Bíblicos, Joshua K. Marcum 2016 Operation Ecuador

Implementing Vocational Training At Escuela Quiteña De Estudios Bíblicos, Joshua K. Marcum

Doctor of Ministry Project/Theses

This DMin project addressed the problem of the absence of a viable training model to equip graduates of EQEB (Escuela Quiteña de Estudios Biblicos) for self-sustaining ministry. Based upon a theology of vocation, the project implemented and evaluated the inclusion of a technical-skills component to EQEB’s current seminary training. The project followed the integration of sixteen EQEB students in the vocational program implemented during the 2015-2016 school year. Qualitative research data gathered from five group interviews with these students, my own field notes, and a faculty interview provided the substance upon which I based the project´s findings. Over ...


Reframing Poverty For Christian Students, James Hensley 2016 Abilene Christian University

Reframing Poverty For Christian Students, James Hensley

Discernment: Theology and the Practice of Ministry

This paper presents a project in which I led a group of students at a suburban Christian school in experiences that challenged them to be more engaged with those in their community who are experiencing an economic disadvantage. At the outset, the two presenting problems were: (1) a lack of experience with those who are at an economic disadvantage; and (2) a prevalence of troubling attitudes about poverty, namely, ambivalence toward helping people who live in poverty. A lack of concern for the poor is contrary to the teachings of Jesus. In response to this problem, two teachers and I ...


The Minister-Elder Relationship Within “Churches That Work”, Steve Cloer 2016 Abilene Christian University

The Minister-Elder Relationship Within “Churches That Work”, Steve Cloer

Discernment: Theology and the Practice of Ministry

This essay is the summary of a research project focused on how the minister-elder relationship in Churches of Christ can facilitate missional transformation in an established church. Twenty-five reputable congregations of Churches of Christ were researched that were profiled as “Churches That Work” by The Christian Chronicle from 2006-2013. A survey was conducted of these congregations’ elders and ministers assessing their leadership practices and perspectives. Four congregations were selected based on results of the survey and qualitative strategies of interviewing, focus groups, observation, and document gathering were used. Five patterns of a missional polity developed: elders as nurturing pastors, ministers ...


Advent Ii One Year Series, Phillip L. Brandt 2016 Concordia University - Portland

Advent Ii One Year Series, Phillip L. Brandt

Sunday’s Sermon

No abstract provided.


Advent Ii Series A 2016, Phillip L. Brandt 2016 Concordia University - Portland

Advent Ii Series A 2016, Phillip L. Brandt

Sunday’s Sermon

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