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Perceptions Of The Mission Of The Church Outlined By Teachers In North American Seventh-Day Adventist Schools, Wendy Jackson Dec 2019

Perceptions Of The Mission Of The Church Outlined By Teachers In North American Seventh-Day Adventist Schools, Wendy Jackson

Theology Book Chapters

This chapter reports the results of two questions related to the mission of the church which were contained in a survey administered to educators employed by Seventh-day Adventist Schools in North America. The first was an open ended question asking participants to put their understanding of the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in their own words. The second question asked participants to rate the importance of statements describing various things the church could be doing. Together, the answers to these questions provide important information on the priorities of the church through the eyes of educators.


Ethnic Diversity And Reconciliation: A Missional Model For The Church In Myanmar, Arend Ac Van Dorp Nov 2019

Ethnic Diversity And Reconciliation: A Missional Model For The Church In Myanmar, Arend Ac Van Dorp

Doctor of Ministry Projects

Myanmar has long struggled with its ethnic diversity and the need for reconciliation. Since gaining independence from British domination, Myanmar has been plagued by ethnic conflict between the majority Bamar and the ethnic minorities, and to a lesser extent among the minorities themselves. These divisions are also apparent between the various church denominations. Not only is Christianity considered a foreign religion, but it is also fractured along ethnic lines, further complicating its image in the eyes of the Buddhist majority. This division creates additional obstacles when Bamar converts want to join a local church consisting primarily of one ethnic minority ...


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 ...


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).


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 ...