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Overview And Acknowledgments, Marc Roscoe Loustau 2020 College of the Holy Cross

Overview And Acknowledgments, Marc Roscoe Loustau

Journal of Global Catholicism

No abstract provided.


¿Dios Bendiga Whose América? Resisting The Ritual Theologizing Of Nation, Carmen M. Nanko-Fernández 2020 Catholic Theological Union

¿Dios Bendiga Whose América? Resisting The Ritual Theologizing Of Nation, Carmen M. Nanko-Fernández

Journal of Hispanic / Latino Theology

No abstract provided.


Present Church: Ecclesial Adolescence In The Twenty-First Century And Annual Re-Appraisal At Northland Village Church, James B. Wammack 2020 Fuller Theological Seminary

Present Church: Ecclesial Adolescence In The Twenty-First Century And Annual Re-Appraisal At Northland Village Church, James B. Wammack

Doctor of Ministry Projects

The goal of this study was to consider a small worshipping community, Northland Village Church (NVC), as it enters its second decade, and whether and how it can pursue a commitment to reconciliation in the US in the twenty-first century. NVC’s seed verses, 2 Corinthians 5:16-21, claim that God has reconciled and is reconciling the world to Godself through Christ. Within the ongoing nature of that work, a worshipping community is given the ministry of reconciliation whereby to participate in, and be subject to, God’s activity in Christ through the guidance of the Spirit.

In order to ...


Promoting Pastor Spiritual Vitality In The Christian Reformed Church Through An Online Toolkit, Carol Muller 2020 Fuller Theological Seminary

Promoting Pastor Spiritual Vitality In The Christian Reformed Church Through An Online Toolkit, Carol Muller

Doctor of Ministry Projects

Spiritually healthy pastors are good for the Church.[1] This seems commonsensical, yet many pastors in the Christian Reformed Church (CRC) do not engage in the healthful habits and relationships necessary to grow and sustain their spiritual wellbeing. Pressures from without and within often result in neglecting the very habits and companions promoting their spiritual flourishing.

To encourage the spiritual wellbeing of CRC pastors, this project provides an online spiritual vitality toolkit. This resource includes: Assessments for strengthening self-awareness, a chart for discerning spiritual companions, Christian practices making room for God, guidance for gathering with peers, resources for pastor retreats ...


Engaging And Discipling Nones: A Missional Coaching Handbook, Jerry Davisson 2020 Fuller Theological Seminary

Engaging And Discipling Nones: A Missional Coaching Handbook, Jerry Davisson

Doctor of Ministry Projects

The goal of this project is to create a Missional Coaching Handbook that can be used by pastors and church leaders to coach parishioners on how to engage and disciple the Nones in their unique context toward holistic gospel flourishing. A gap exists between missional understanding and missional praxis in the churches of the Association of the Churches of God in Oregon and Southwest Washington. A new discipleship model needs to be implemented that utilizes coaching to equip parishioners to reach the Nones in their communities.

This study explores the history of the Association and the changing understanding of mission ...


Countering Systemic Abandonment By Creating Systemic Change, Nathan Davis 2020 Fuller Theological Seminary

Countering Systemic Abandonment By Creating Systemic Change, Nathan Davis

Doctor of Ministry Projects

In recent years, the United States has seen a rapid rise in the number of adolescents experiencing anxiety and depression. As has been noted by researchers, this growth is linked to the changing culture and the new challenges facing adolescents. To address this, this ministry project will create an online training seminar for youth workers that will help them identify and respond to the underlying issues in students’ lives leading to anxiety and depression.

The first part of the project explored the social science as it relates to the rapid growth that has been observed in adolescents experiencing anxiety and ...


Mentoring Toward An Adaptive Capacity In Leaders: An Adaptive Leadership Model At Church Of The Resurrection, Joshua M. Clough 2020 Fuller Theological Seminary

Mentoring Toward An Adaptive Capacity In Leaders: An Adaptive Leadership Model At Church Of The Resurrection, Joshua M. Clough

Doctor of Ministry Projects

This project develops an adaptive mentoring program for leader formation at Church of the Resurrection in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Utilizing literature on mentoring models and the adaptive leadership framework, the project proposes a model that utilizes the mentoring relationship as the holding environment for learning adaptive leadership and specifically adaptive capacity. The mentoring model partnered twenty-six emerging leaders with twenty-six existing leaders to cultivate within leaders the skill sets, characteristics, and practices for adaptive leadership in organizations.

Part one of the project outlines the community and ministry context from which the project arises. First, I focus on the ...


A Listening People: Hearing God's Voice At The Turnpike Road Church Of Christ, Michael P. Miller 2020 Fuller Theological Seminary

A Listening People: Hearing God's Voice At The Turnpike Road Church Of Christ, Michael P. Miller

Doctor of Ministry Projects

The goal of this study is to equip a group of eight-to-twelve women and men from the Turnpike Road Church of Christ in Ignatian spiritual discernment so that they may confidently and assertively hear and respond to God’s voice.

The Church of Christ has a limited history and practice of engaging in a conversational relationship with God. The dominant founding figure of the Church of Christ, Alexander Campbell, was essentially a Lockean empiricist who regarded the Bible as the only reliable and trustworthy guide. The Holy Spirit was relegated to the Bible meaning one encountered God and his guidance ...


No Foreigners In The Kingdom: The Revitalization Of St. James Ame Zion Church, Marlyn Bussey 2020 Fuller Theological Seminary

No Foreigners In The Kingdom: The Revitalization Of St. James Ame Zion Church, Marlyn Bussey

Doctor of Ministry Projects

The purpose of this project is to explore the causal factors of church decline through the perspectives of church leadership, membership, community engagement, social factors, political and economic climate, denominational polity, and human choice to determine if church decline is fatal. It is argued that, though these factors contribute to church decline and eventual death if not addressed, a church can be revitalized to new life when appropriate measures are taken. Church revitalization is a long, tedious process but when a pastor and congregation determine to commit the time, effort, and resources necessary to bring the church back to a ...


Book Review: Sustainable Children's Ministry: From Last-Minute Scrambling To Long-Term Solutions, Ron Bruner 2020 Westview Boys' Home

Book Review: Sustainable Children's Ministry: From Last-Minute Scrambling To Long-Term Solutions, Ron Bruner

Discernment: Theology and the Practice of Ministry

Sustainable Children’s Ministry: From Last‐Minute Scrambling to Long‐Term Solutions, by Mark DeVries and Annette Safstrom. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2018. 234 pages, $16.99.


Book Review: Neighborhood Church: Transforming Your Congregation Into A Powerhouse For Mission, Brandon Pierce 2020 Stamford Church of Christ

Book Review: Neighborhood Church: Transforming Your Congregation Into A Powerhouse For Mission, Brandon Pierce

Discernment: Theology and the Practice of Ministry

Neighborhood Church: Transforming Your Congregation into a Powerhouse for Mission, by Krin van Tatenhove and Rob Mueller. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2019. 146 pages, $20.00.


Book Review: Fear Of The Other: No Fear In Love, Grady King 2020 Hope Network Ministries

Book Review: Fear Of The Other: No Fear In Love, Grady King

Discernment: Theology and the Practice of Ministry

Fear of the Other: No Fear in Love, by William H. Willimon, Nashville: Abingdon, 2016. 91 pages, $12.


Exploring And Re-Envisioning The Significance Of Agrarian Consciousness In Theology With Specific Reference To Kerala, Jinto George 2020 Duquesne University

Exploring And Re-Envisioning The Significance Of Agrarian Consciousness In Theology With Specific Reference To Kerala, Jinto George

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Globalization has a great impact on present-day society. Everything and everyone relates to each other based on market value. The commodification of agriculture and food has led the world into a situation where one lacks intimacy and bond in the relationship. The impact of globalization has influenced the present Kerala community. The monocultural systems of globalization have influenced the community which has led the Kerala society into a commodified society. The commodification of agriculture and food has influenced the patterns of relationships in the Kerala society, especially in their ecological, human, and spiritual relationship.

God did not create a world ...


Deininger And Orbelinas' "Leadership In Theological Education: Volume 3: Foundations For Faculty Development" (Book Review), Randall L. McKinion 2020 Cedarville University

Deininger And Orbelinas' "Leadership In Theological Education: Volume 3: Foundations For Faculty Development" (Book Review), Randall L. Mckinion

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Mcnall's "The Mosaic Of Atonement: An Integrated Approach To Christ’S Work" (Book Review), Steve Emerson 2020 California Baptist University

Mcnall's "The Mosaic Of Atonement: An Integrated Approach To Christ’S Work" (Book Review), Steve Emerson

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Rieger's "No Religion But Social Religion: Liberating Wesleyan Theology" (Book Review), Julie E. Sweeney 2020 Point Loma Nazarene University

Rieger's "No Religion But Social Religion: Liberating Wesleyan Theology" (Book Review), Julie E. Sweeney

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Cultivating Virtue: Developing A Guiding Document For Youth Ministry At Cookeville First United Methodist Church, Adam Daniels 2020 Abilene Christian University

Cultivating Virtue: Developing A Guiding Document For Youth Ministry At Cookeville First United Methodist Church, Adam Daniels

Doctor of Ministry Project/Theses

The purpose of this project was to produce a guiding document of virtues that represented the type of Christ-like character qualities desired in youth at Cookeville First United Methodist Church. The six virtues chosen in the document represent a comprehensive vision for character growth over the course of students’ time in the program. To provide a theological foundation for this project, I examined the idea that virtue has a narrative shape where words find their meaning in a story. For our purposes, this story is generally stated as the story of Jesus at first but is then seen as best ...


Adolescent Spiritual Formation: Practical Theology As A Filter For Youth Ministry, Jeremy Smith 2020 Abilene Christian University

Adolescent Spiritual Formation: Practical Theology As A Filter For Youth Ministry, Jeremy Smith

Doctor of Ministry Project/Theses

There seems to be a disconnect between the practice and scholars of youth ministry. Historically, the practice of youth ministry has been overly concerned with method, creating multiple approaches, each with its own inherent shortcomings. Responding to this overemphasis on method, scholars of youth ministry have argued for a more theological framework, assuming that the problem lies within a lack of theological education among youth ministry practitioners. In 2001 youth ministry scholarship made a case to place the field of youth ministry under the discipline of practical theology in hopes of grounding the practice of youth ministry in theology. Over ...


A Spiritual Direction And Prayer Retreat Experience For Young Adults At Newberg First Presbyterian Church, Christopher Bruce Murphy 2020 Fuller Theological Seminary

A Spiritual Direction And Prayer Retreat Experience For Young Adults At Newberg First Presbyterian Church, Christopher Bruce Murphy

Doctor of Ministry Projects

Spiritual formation support for young adults is a crucial ministry for the church today. Young adults often are neglected by churches who cater to older members that are less interested in adapting to a new generation. It is important to prioritize the spiritual formation of young adults both for the purpose of helping young people know Jesus and be transformed by his love, but also for the church to thrive in the future.

Models need to be given on how churches may particularly journey with young adults as they grow in faith. This doctoral project provides an experience of both ...


The Sermon On The Mount: A Call To Obedience, Rylee Roberts 2020 Ouachita Baptist University

The Sermon On The Mount: A Call To Obedience, Rylee Roberts

Scholars Day Conference

I recently went snorkeling in Hanauma Bay of the Hawaiian Island, Oahu. Coral reefs and big, brightly-colored fish fill the Bay. Without goggles, I could only float on top, unaware of the depth and beauty below. When I put them on, however, I could observe the life and beauty of the ecosystem for myself. I could dive under the surface and explore what I had not known was there. I could find firm places to plant my feet when I needed to stand. I have found studying Scripture to be a similar experience. Learning more about historical and particularly cultural ...


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