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White's Ferry Road School Of Preaching Collection, (1958-1972), White's Ferry Road School Of Preaching Jun 2019

White's Ferry Road School Of Preaching Collection, (1958-1972), White's Ferry Road School Of Preaching

Center for Restoration Studies Archives, Manuscripts and Personal Papers Finding Aids

No abstract provided.


Finding Aid For White's Ferry Road School Of Preaching Collection, (1958-1972), Abilene Christian University Special Collections And Archives Jun 2019

Finding Aid For White's Ferry Road School Of Preaching Collection, (1958-1972), Abilene Christian University Special Collections And Archives

White's Ferry Road School of Preaching Collection

Finding aid for the White's Ferry Road School of Preaching Collection, (1958-1972).


The Practice Of Children’S Ministry: Developing A Cohesive Vision Of Practice With Church Leaders, Shannon Clarkson Rains May 2019

The Practice Of Children’S Ministry: Developing A Cohesive Vision Of Practice With Church Leaders, Shannon Clarkson Rains

Doctor of Ministry Project/Theses

The purpose of this project was to create a congregational workshop for church leaders that leads to the development of a cohesive vision for the practice of children’s ministry. In order to do this, I began by presenting the evolution of children’s ministry in the Churches of Christ along with the current tensions that exist between ministers and church leadership created by a lack of cohesive vision for the practice of children’s ministry. This foundational understanding of the origins of this tension supports my discussion of a vision for children’s ministry that includes attention to the ...


South China Chimes Volumes 10-11, 1937-1938 Apr 2019

South China Chimes Volumes 10-11, 1937-1938

South China Chimes

This file contains seven issues of South China Chimes: Volume 10, number 9 (November 1937) and Volume 11, numbers 1-6 (January-September 1938). South China Chimes was published ten times per year.


The Open Arena Apr 2019

The Open Arena

Open Arena

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Rees Odeil And Patti Mattox Bryant Papers, (1957-2007), Rees Odeil Bryant, Patti Mattox Bryant Apr 2019

Rees Odeil And Patti Mattox Bryant Papers, (1957-2007), Rees Odeil Bryant, Patti Mattox Bryant

Center for Restoration Studies Archives, Manuscripts and Personal Papers Finding Aids

Finding aid for the Rees Odeil and Patti Mattox Bryant Papers, (1957-2007).


Finding Aid For Rees Odeil And Patti Mattox Bryant Papers, Patti Mattox Bryant, Rees Odeil Bryant Apr 2019

Finding Aid For Rees Odeil And Patti Mattox Bryant Papers, Patti Mattox Bryant, Rees Odeil Bryant

Rees Odeil and Patti Mattox Bryant Papers

Finding aid for the Rees Odeil and Patti Mattox Bryant Papers.


Finding Aid For Richard F. Baggett Papers, (1952), Richard F. Baggett Mar 2019

Finding Aid For Richard F. Baggett Papers, (1952), Richard F. Baggett

Richard F. Baggett Papers

Richard F. Baggett graduated from Harding College in 1949. Richard and his wife, Mary, served as missionaries in Japan from 1950-1955, and 1956-1958. The focus of their work was training native preachers, establishing churches, teaching Bible at Ibaraki Christian College, and holding gospel meetings. The Baggetts were financially supported by the Coleman Avenue Church of Christ (Memphis, Tennessee), and the Union Avenue Church of Christ (Memphis, Tennessee).

This collection includes two reports from Richard F. Baggett, an American who was serving as a Churches of Christ missionary in Japan. Baggett mentions preaching in Japanese for the first time without the ...


Harris And Irving Church Of Christ (San Angelo, Tx) Records, 1952-1967, Harris And Irving Church Of Christ (San Angelo, Tx) Feb 2019

Harris And Irving Church Of Christ (San Angelo, Tx) Records, 1952-1967, Harris And Irving Church Of Christ (San Angelo, Tx)

Center for Restoration Studies Archives, Manuscripts and Personal Papers Finding Aids

No abstract provided.


Finding Aid For Thomas Wesley Rogers Papers, Abilene Christian University Special Collections And Archives Feb 2019

Finding Aid For Thomas Wesley Rogers Papers, Abilene Christian University Special Collections And Archives

Thomas Wesley Rogers Papers

Finding aid for Thomas Wesley Rogers Papers, (1962-1985).


Finding Aid For Bonnie Deal Packer Papers, (1918-1920), Abilene Christian University Special Collections And Archives Feb 2019

Finding Aid For Bonnie Deal Packer Papers, (1918-1920), Abilene Christian University Special Collections And Archives

Bonnie Deal Packer Papers

Finding aid for Bonnie Deal Packer Papers, (1918-1920).


Finding Aid For Sabinal Christian College (Sabinal, Tx) Records, (1905-1922), Abilene Christian University Special Collections And Archives Feb 2019

Finding Aid For Sabinal Christian College (Sabinal, Tx) Records, (1905-1922), Abilene Christian University Special Collections And Archives

Sabinal Christian College (Sabinal, TX) Records

Finding aid for the Sabinal Christian College (Sabinal, TX) Records, (1905-1922).


Finding Aid For James Walton Shepherd Papers, (1827-2002), Abilene Christian University Special Collections And Archives Feb 2019

Finding Aid For James Walton Shepherd Papers, (1827-2002), Abilene Christian University Special Collections And Archives

James Walton Shepherd Papers

Finding aid for the James Walton Shepherd Papers, (1827-2002).


Edward Washington Mcmillan Papers, (1863-1986), Edward Washington Mcmillan Jan 2019

Edward Washington Mcmillan Papers, (1863-1986), Edward Washington Mcmillan

Center for Restoration Studies Archives, Manuscripts and Personal Papers Finding Aids

Finding aid for Edward Washington McMillan Papers, (1863-1986).


Finding Aid For Edward Washington Mcmillan Papers, (1863-1986), Abilene Christian University Special Collections And Archives Jan 2019

Finding Aid For Edward Washington Mcmillan Papers, (1863-1986), Abilene Christian University Special Collections And Archives

Edward Washington McMillan Papers

Finding aid for the Edward Washington McMillan Papers, (1863-1986).


Finding Aid For Exodus/New Jersey Records, (1964-1971), Abilene Christian University Special Collections And Archives Jan 2019

Finding Aid For Exodus/New Jersey Records, (1964-1971), Abilene Christian University Special Collections And Archives

Exodus/New Jersey Records

Finding aid for the Exodus/New Jersey Records, (1964-1971).


Finding Aid For Ethel Lorraine Webb Small Papers, (1960-1980), Abilene Christian University Special Collections And Archives Jan 2019

Finding Aid For Ethel Lorraine Webb Small Papers, (1960-1980), Abilene Christian University Special Collections And Archives

Ethel Lorraine Webb Small Papers

Finding aid for the Ethel Lorraine Webb Small Papers, (1960-1980).


Theophilus Brown Larimore Papers, 1907-1935, Theophilus Brown Larimore Jan 2019

Theophilus Brown Larimore Papers, 1907-1935, Theophilus Brown Larimore

Center for Restoration Studies Archives, Manuscripts and Personal Papers Finding Aids

No abstract provided.


Claude Adrian Guild Papers, 1939-1992, Claude Adrian Guild Jan 2019

Claude Adrian Guild Papers, 1939-1992, Claude Adrian Guild

Center for Restoration Studies Archives, Manuscripts and Personal Papers Finding Aids

No abstract provided.


Finding Aid For Claude Adrian Guild Papers, (1939-1992), Abilene Christian University Special Collections And Archives Jan 2019

Finding Aid For Claude Adrian Guild Papers, (1939-1992), Abilene Christian University Special Collections And Archives

Claude Adrian Guild Papers

Finding aid for the Claude Adrian Guild Papers, (1939-1992).


Orem Church Of Christ (Orem, Utah) Records, 1946-2006, Orem Church Of Christ Jan 2019

Orem Church Of Christ (Orem, Utah) Records, 1946-2006, Orem Church Of Christ

Center for Restoration Studies Archives, Manuscripts and Personal Papers Finding Aids

No abstract provided.


David Lipscomb On Rebaptism: Contexts Of A Controversy, Mcgarvey Ice Oct 2018

David Lipscomb On Rebaptism: Contexts Of A Controversy, Mcgarvey Ice

Library Research and Publications

This paper sets David Lipscomb's position on rebaptism in three contexts.

First, to provide a historical context, it states the circumstances of his baptism

and examines how and to what ends he employed the narrative of it. Second, to

craft a theological context, it contours in a broad way his doctrine of baptism.

Third, to furnish an ecclesial context, it scrutinizes the practice of receiving

members at Nashville's South College Street Christian Church, where he served

as an elder.


Missional Partnership: Reframing The Concept Of “Placing Membership”, Steve Cloer Sep 2018

Missional Partnership: Reframing The Concept Of “Placing Membership”, Steve Cloer

Discernment: Theology and the Practice of Ministry

This essay reframes the process of “placing membership” in a local church with the theological concept of missional partnership. A critical review is offered of the organizational procedure of “placing membership,” its underlying theoretical assumptions, and its deficient theological vision. Then, the practice of joining a local Christian community is reimagined in a missional ecclesiology focusing on the key theological strands of spiritual accountability and equipping for mission. The biblical metaphor of “partner in the gospel” is explored as an alternative to “membership” as a way to adequately communicate what joining, entering, and participating within a church on mission entails ...


21st Century Trends In Conversation Concerning Women’S Roles In The Stone-Campbell Movement: 2000–2017, Wesley Racca May 2018

21st Century Trends In Conversation Concerning Women’S Roles In The Stone-Campbell Movement: 2000–2017, Wesley Racca

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study examined the trends in conversation concerning women’s roles within two streams of the Stone-Campbell Movement, the Churches of Christ and the Christian Churches/Churches of Christ, within the twenty-first century. In addition, it explored possible answers to the emerging questions from the study through thoughtful analysis, comparison, and observation of the present trends in conversation. The data were accumulated, organized, charted, and analyzed by researching every article and issue of the primary publication of each stream, The Christian Chronicle and The Christian Standard, to gauge the intensity and attention given to the issue. While there were no ...


Postwar Churches Of Christ Mission Work: The Philippines As A Case Study, Brady Kal Cox May 2018

Postwar Churches Of Christ Mission Work: The Philippines As A Case Study, Brady Kal Cox

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

There was a large increase in the number of Churches of Christ missionaries and missionary efforts following World War II (WWII). There were also significant changes and developments in American religious culture following WWII—Churches of Christ were not exempt from these changes. This study examines the question of how postwar developments in American religion influenced missionary efforts of American Churches of Christ by looking at examples of American missionaries in the Philippines.

The study relies heavily on primary sources, including letters and news reports from archival collections, Churches of Christ periodicals, and email correspondence with people familiar with the ...


Spiritual Transformation At Austin Christian Church, David Hooper May 2018

Spiritual Transformation At Austin Christian Church, David Hooper

Doctor of Ministry Project/Theses

This project was designed to meet a need at the Austin Christian Church (ACC) for enhancing the spiritual formation of new converts to Christianity by providing clear direction for mentors seeking to disciple others into the image of Christ. The scope of this project is focused directly on taking the first steps toward a deliberate pathway for spiritual formation by establishing the foundational principles. The apostle Paul’s pastoral theology provides the theological rationale for the project. Theosis, the theologically rich description of the Christian transformative process, also informs the theological foundation for the project. Drawing on the work of ...


Learning To Pray The Lord’S Prayer For Spiritual Transformation At Tachikawa Church Of Christ, Naoyoshi Fukushima Dec 2017

Learning To Pray The Lord’S Prayer For Spiritual Transformation At Tachikawa Church Of Christ, Naoyoshi Fukushima

Doctor of Ministry Project/Theses

ABSTRACT

This thesis describes a project to lead the members of Tachikawa Church of Christ to learn and experience the power and blessings of praying the Lord’s Prayer for spiritual edification and maturity. The program consisted of eight weeks of learning the meaning of the Lord’s Prayer and doing spiritual exercises. To provide a theological foundation for this project, I delivered eight sermons on the Lord’s Prayer with strong emphasis on the relational nature of the prayer.

Those who engaged in the spiritual exercises were given opportunities to experience joy, peace, and correction as they tried to ...


Church Leaders Biographical Vertical File, Center For Restoration Studies Jan 2017

Church Leaders Biographical Vertical File, Center For Restoration Studies

Center for Restoration Studies Vertical Files Finding Aids

No abstract provided.


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

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 ...


The Minister-Elder Relationship Within “Churches That Work”, Steve Cloer Dec 2016

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 ...