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Called To Serve: Understanding The Role Of The Woman’S Mission Decision Narrative In Latter-Day Saint Culture And Belief, Rachel Ross Dec 2019

Called To Serve: Understanding The Role Of The Woman’S Mission Decision Narrative In Latter-Day Saint Culture And Belief, Rachel Ross

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

In my thesis I explore the role of mission decision narratives of women in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Before 2012, women could not serve missions until age 21. Once the minimum age was changed to 19 in October of 2012, many more women were able to serve on mission as the opportunity was less likely to disrupt their education or romantic relationships. In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, missions are seen as a priesthood duty for men but a matter of choice for women. This ability to choose and the narrative that follows ...


Being “In The World” But “Not Of The World”: A Reflection On John 17:14–18, Boubakar Sanou Aug 2019

Being “In The World” But “Not Of The World”: A Reflection On John 17:14–18, Boubakar Sanou

Boubakar Sanou

No abstract provided.


A Strategy For Starting Missional Communities In Singapore Through Bivocational Ministry, Kieran Chew Jul 2019

A Strategy For Starting Missional Communities In Singapore Through Bivocational Ministry, Kieran Chew

Doctor of Ministry Projects

The purpose of this project is to develop a strategy for starting missional communities in Singapore through the work of bivocational personnel. To achieve this, a new work was started with the intention of reaching non-Christians, bringing them into community and discipleship, developing them as leaders and empowering and releasing them to form new missional communities. Special attention was made on spiritual formation, community life together and a transformative leadership process of developing leaders who replicate themselves.

The context of Singapore is one in which Christianity has enjoyed great success. Singapore churches generally embrace a missiological theology but this outlook ...


Being “In The World” But “Not Of The World”: A Reflection On John 17:14–18, Boubakar Sanou Jun 2019

Being “In The World” But “Not Of The World”: A Reflection On John 17:14–18, Boubakar Sanou

Andrews University Seminary Student Journal

No abstract provided.


Mission In The New Millennium: Avondale's Greater Vision, Stephen Currow, Erika Puni Jun 2019

Mission In The New Millennium: Avondale's Greater Vision, Stephen Currow, Erika Puni

Stephen Currow

This paper will evaluate current Adventist mission practice, with a special focus on both Avondale and the South Pacific. It will describe the most notable strengths and gaps of Adventist mission, the world in which the Church operates, and explore opportunities, strategies, and the role of Avondale to understand the basis for Avondale's greater vision.


Obsculta Mission And Vision, Obsculta Editors May 2019

Obsculta Mission And Vision, Obsculta Editors

Obsculta

No abstract provided.


Black, Gold, And White, Sarah Moss Mar 2019

Black, Gold, And White, Sarah Moss

Dordt Voice, 2016-

No abstract provided.


Mission In The Diaspora: The Role Of Migrants (Refugees) As Principal Bearers Of The Christian Faith, Emmanuel Anim Mar 2019

Mission In The Diaspora: The Role Of Migrants (Refugees) As Principal Bearers Of The Christian Faith, Emmanuel Anim

Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology

Th is paper explores migration and displacement as both a crisis and opportunity. It maintains that throughout biblical history—and even in the history of modern mission—migrants and refugees have often become the principal bearers of the Christian faith. In our own generation, Africans who have migrated to other parts of the world for various reasons have traveled with their faith. Many African churches such as Kingsway International Christian Centre, Th e Church of Pentecost, Winners Chapel International, International Central Gospel Church, and Victory Bible Church International have all established branches of their churches in the diaspora through the ...


A Disciple Development Strategic Design For A Mission-Minded Ministry In A Post-Modern Era, Jonathan E. Logan Mar 2019

A Disciple Development Strategic Design For A Mission-Minded Ministry In A Post-Modern Era, Jonathan E. Logan

Doctor of Ministry Projects

This project devises a strategy requiring leadership commitment, supported by an operating style that inspires trust, obedience, and hope to sustain a disciple development culture at Antioch Church of God in Christ Church in Peoria, Arizona. The theological foundation of the study was Jesus’ mandate (Mt 28:18-20) and the spiritual maturation process (Rom 12:1-2). An improvement opportunity was identified in aligning the ministry culture to the theological practice supporting disciple development. Challenges associated with the community’s perception of the Pentecostal reformation were examined contextually. An original grace-based conceptual model was used for a senior leader’s retreat ...


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).


Papers Of Delbert R. Rose, Ats Special Collections And Archives Jan 2019

Papers Of Delbert R. Rose, Ats Special Collections And Archives

Finding Aids

No abstract provided.


In Christ's Stead : Autobiographical Sketches, Joanna Patterson Moore Jan 2019

In Christ's Stead : Autobiographical Sketches, Joanna Patterson Moore

Heritage Material

No abstract provided.


Identity, Mission, And Markets: A Multiple-Case Study On Select Catholic High Schools In The United States, Danielle N. Trollinger Jan 2019

Identity, Mission, And Markets: A Multiple-Case Study On Select Catholic High Schools In The United States, Danielle N. Trollinger

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Since 1965, over 7,000 Catholic schools have closed in the United States. This phenomenon is referred to by both Catholic and secular news agencies as, “The Catholic School Crisis.” The crisis is in part due to the marketization of education in the United States which has created a competitive economic market between all types of schools. In a market-driven culture, schools compete for students and funds the same way businesses compete for customers and dollars. This multiple-case study investigated how leaders within select Catholic high schools understand and communicate their institutional identity within a market context and how that ...


Missional Apologetics: An Examination Of Essential Elements In The Apologetic Approaches Of Early Christian Era Apologists In Light Of The Mission Of Christ To A Pluralistic World, George B. Bannister Sr Jan 2019

Missional Apologetics: An Examination Of Essential Elements In The Apologetic Approaches Of Early Christian Era Apologists In Light Of The Mission Of Christ To A Pluralistic World, George B. Bannister Sr

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The cultural ethos known as postmodernism has impacted the epistemological and functional structures of contemporary society in dramatic ways. Changes in the attitudes, standards, and belief systems from which people operate in their day-to-day lives have seen radical alterations in the last fifty years. The impact of the postmodern milieu has been evident in various ways in local church ministry, as well as the extension of local church ministry on the mission field.As a result of the waning effectiveness of traditional evangelism methods and indications that there is a relationship between that waning efficacy and the postmodern milieu, scholars ...


Enabling The Bury Methodist Circuit To Focus On Being A ‘Discipleship Movement Shaped For Mission’, John Illsley Dec 2018

Enabling The Bury Methodist Circuit To Focus On Being A ‘Discipleship Movement Shaped For Mission’, John Illsley

Doctor of Ministry Projects

The goal of this doctoral project is to lead the Bury Methodist Circuit in the United Kingdom into a restructuring of leadership and oversight to enable the circuit and its fifteen churches to better serve the contemporary age in discipleship and mission. This is in line with the tag line of the British Methodist Church—“a discipleship movement shaped for mission.”

The author serves as superintendent minister of the Bury Circuit and is due to retire in August 2019. Serving previously in two other circuits in the United Kingdom and nine years in Hong Kong reveal how the Bury Circuit ...


Dordt Reveals The University Logo, Sarah Moss Nov 2018

Dordt Reveals The University Logo, Sarah Moss

Dordt Voice, 2016-

No abstract provided.


An Analysis Of The Responses To Open-Ended Questions In The Solomon Islands' Survey, Sherry J. Hattingh Jun 2018

An Analysis Of The Responses To Open-Ended Questions In The Solomon Islands' Survey, Sherry J. Hattingh

Sherene Hattingh

This chapter reports the results of a survey conducted to determine how workers in Seventh-day Adventist educational institutions in the Solomon Islands perceive the mission of the church and how they believe their educational institution is different from other similar educational institutions.


An Analysis Of The Responses To Open-Ended Questions In The Australian Survey, Sherry J. Hattingh Jun 2018

An Analysis Of The Responses To Open-Ended Questions In The Australian Survey, Sherry J. Hattingh

Sherene Hattingh

This chapter reports the qualitative results of two questions from a survey administered to educational workers in Seventh-day Adventist institutions in Australia. The two questions addressed the Australian workers’ perception of the mission of the church through their institution and how their educational institution is different from similar educational institutions.


Developing A Mentor-Method Of Evangelism At Redeemer Lutheran Church, Rolla, Missouri, Nathan Kuhlman May 2018

Developing A Mentor-Method Of Evangelism At Redeemer Lutheran Church, Rolla, Missouri, Nathan Kuhlman

Doctor of Ministry Major Applied Project

Kuhlman, Nathan, A. “Developing a Mentor-Method of Evangelism at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Rolla, Missouri.” D.Min. MAP, Concordia Seminary, 2018. 196pp.

Past models of evangelism are not as effective as they once were. To meet a changing, post-Christian culture, a model of evangelism that better speaks in today’s context is necessary. To address this need, this project was born. The purpose of this project was to develop and launch a mentor-method approach to evangelism at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Rolla, Missouri. This was accomplished through the launch of a pilot group of 12 test subjects from Redeemer who worked through ...


Entre El Templo Y Las Ciudad : Constructing A Pentecostal Lived Ecclesiology, Wilmer Estrada-Carrasquillo Apr 2018

Entre El Templo Y Las Ciudad : Constructing A Pentecostal Lived Ecclesiology, Wilmer Estrada-Carrasquillo

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


John Wesley, Irenaeus, And Christian Mission: Rethinking Western Christian Theology, Howard A. Snyder Jan 2018

John Wesley, Irenaeus, And Christian Mission: Rethinking Western Christian Theology, Howard A. Snyder

The Asbury Journal

John Wesley (1703-1791) was a theologian and practitioner of mission. The theological sophistication of his missiology has never been fully appreciated for three reasons: 1) Wesley seldom used the language of “mission,” 2) he intentionally masked the depth of his learning in the interest of “plain, sound English,” and 3) interpreters assumed that as an evangelist, Wesley could not be taken seriously as theologian. Quite to the contrary, this article shows the depth and sophistication of Wesley’s doctrinal and missiological thinking. Reviewing Western Christian theology from the first century to our day, this article examines the close use of ...


The Nature Of The Church's Mission In Light Of The Biblical Origin Of Social Holiness, Ban Seok Cho Jan 2018

The Nature Of The Church's Mission In Light Of The Biblical Origin Of Social Holiness, Ban Seok Cho

The Asbury Journal

This paper intends to find missiological implications that the biblical origin of social holiness has for the church’s mission. In order to accomplish this purpose, this paper, first, identifies the biblical origin of social holiness in the Old Testament narrative and its development in the New Testament narrative. Then, the relationship between the image of God in Genesis 1 and the development of social holiness in the biblical narrative will be discussed. Lastly, in light of the biblical origin of social holiness, missiological implications for the church’s mission are suggested. The thesis of this paper is that social ...


Seeing Lakota Christian Mission History Through The Eyes Of John Wesley’S Image Of God, Susangeline Y. Patrick Jan 2018

Seeing Lakota Christian Mission History Through The Eyes Of John Wesley’S Image Of God, Susangeline Y. Patrick

The Asbury Journal

This paper engages John Wesley’s understanding of the Imago Dei (the image of God) and examines the history of Christian mission among the Native American1 tribes, particularly Lakota2 on Rosebud Reservation and Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Wesley’s view of the image of God in creation, partial loss of the image of God, and restoration of the image of God in Jesus Christ provides a framework to describe both the successes and failures in Lakota mission history. Wesley’s understanding of the Imago Dei challenges current mission theology and praxis to see God’s creation and peoples ...


Learning Religion In The Presence Of The Other: Mission And Dialogue In World Catholicism, Matthias Scharer Dec 2017

Learning Religion In The Presence Of The Other: Mission And Dialogue In World Catholicism, Matthias Scharer

Journal of Global Catholicism

Based on selected texts of the Second Vatican Council and related to the process of the Council and Church experiences thereafter, this article offers a brief insight into the theological method known as communicative theology (CT). One of the factors most challenging to mission and dialogue in world Catholicism is the perpetual presence of the “other” as a stranger. This learning religion in the presence of the “other” is not the exception; this article argues that it is, in fact, very typical of mission and dialogue in Africa as well as in Europe


An Alumnus Learns And Serves: Vincentian Mission In Education, Brian Crimmins Dec 2017

An Alumnus Learns And Serves: Vincentian Mission In Education, Brian Crimmins

Journal of Vincentian Social Action

My Dad would talk about the mission of St. John’s University—and how going to St. John’s was about more than just getting an education. It was also about a commitment to service. Funny thing was—at first, like many of my peers, I looked at St. John’s and saw an opportunity to celebrate the great tradition of college basketball while also getting an education. I didn’t realize at first that what my parents were saying and doing as I grew up—namely the importance of the Vincentian mission—would ring true in my life in ...


Journal Of Vincentian Social Action, November 2017, John T. Maher Dec 2017

Journal Of Vincentian Social Action, November 2017, John T. Maher

Journal of Vincentian Social Action

This special edition of the Journal of Vincentian Social Action is a welcome addition to this unique, ground-breaking journal. It comes at a special time for the Congregation of the Mission, the community of priests and brothers who founded St. John’s University 147 years ago. Commonly called “Vincentians,” this religious community animates the mission of St. Vincent de Paul to benefit all members of this outstanding community of scholars, students, and staff. Vincent’s vision and mission came from a profound spiritual experience that guided his life and work; and the Vincentian charism is a living, organic reality in ...


Cultivating Cultural Competence Among The Leadership Of A Multi-Ethnic Congregation For Zion Lutheran Church, Oneida Wisconsin, Mark Schumm Oct 2017

Cultivating Cultural Competence Among The Leadership Of A Multi-Ethnic Congregation For Zion Lutheran Church, Oneida Wisconsin, Mark Schumm

Doctor of Ministry Major Applied Project

Schumm, Mark E., “Cultivating Cultural Competence Among the Leadership of a Multi-Ethnic Congregation for Zion Lutheran Church, Oneida, Wisconsin.” Doctor of Ministry. Major Applied Project, Concordia Seminary, 2017. 164 pp.

Zion Lutheran Church is a congregation composed of Native American and Anglo members serving a multi-ethnic community. A group of leaders from Zion took part in a learning community designed to explore Biblical understanding of church, mission, culture, and the history of the community. The Cross-Cultural Adaptability Inventory was administered at the beginning and conclusion of the project to assess growth in cultural competence.


Proposals For The Development Of Strategies, Including Workshops, To Advance Unity And Harmony Concerning Charismatic Gifts Of The Holy Spirit In The Ethiopian Evangelical Church, Hailu Bulaka Oct 2017

Proposals For The Development Of Strategies, Including Workshops, To Advance Unity And Harmony Concerning Charismatic Gifts Of The Holy Spirit In The Ethiopian Evangelical Church, Hailu Bulaka

Doctor of Ministry Major Applied Project

Bulaka, Hailu Yohannes “A Proposal for the Implementation of Workshops and Other Strategies That Will Advance Unity and Harmony Concerning Charismatic Gifts of the Holy Spirit in the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus.” Doctor of Ministry. Major Applied Project, Concordia Seminary, 2017. 122 pp.

The Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY) is the largest Lutheran Church in Africa with 8.35 million members, which proclaims the good news of our Lord Jesus Christ. The church is experiencing what many see as the charismatic gifts of the Holy Spirit. This sometimes causes conflict and division among members. For our unity and ...


Spiritual Leadership Training Model: Using Learning Communities To Disciple Leaders In A Congregational Setting, Kent Pierce Jul 2017

Spiritual Leadership Training Model: Using Learning Communities To Disciple Leaders In A Congregational Setting, Kent Pierce

Doctor of Ministry Major Applied Project

Pierce, Kent D. “Spiritual Leadership Training Model: Using Learning Communities To Disciple Leaders In A Congregational Setting.” D.Min. Major Applied Project, Concordia Seminary, 2017. 209 pp.

Over the past few decades a significant shift has taken place in the cultural landscape of the United States and, as a result, in how congregations live out Christ’s mission in their unique local context. This project seeks to address the need for spiritual leadership among the laity of the Church. Specifically, the purpose of the project was to develop a model of spiritual leadership formation that will foster a discipling culture ...


Missional Leadership : A Case Study Of The Representative Congregations Of Methodist, Presbyterian, And Other Churches In Tahan-Kalaymyo, Sagaing Region, Lal Thla Muana May 2017

Missional Leadership : A Case Study Of The Representative Congregations Of Methodist, Presbyterian, And Other Churches In Tahan-Kalaymyo, Sagaing Region, Lal Thla Muana

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.