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The New Reform Agenda, Howard A. Snyder Dec 2011

The New Reform Agenda, Howard A. Snyder

Papers

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Critical Realism In Conversation With Postmodern Theology, Science And Hermeneutics, Matthew J. Graham May 2011

Critical Realism In Conversation With Postmodern Theology, Science And Hermeneutics, Matthew J. Graham

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Ears To Hear : Re-Engaging John's Apocalypse In 21st Century Doxological Communities, Chad David Brooks May 2011

Ears To Hear : Re-Engaging John's Apocalypse In 21st Century Doxological Communities, Chad David Brooks

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Curriculum For Preaching In The North Caucasus Bible Institute, Vitaliy Bak May 2011

Curriculum For Preaching In The North Caucasus Bible Institute, Vitaliy Bak

ATS Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to design curriculum and teach a course in advanced homiletics for a group of Master of Arts (MA) in pastoral ministry students in the North Caucasus Bible Institute in Prokhladnyy, Russia, in order to increase their understanding of the theory and practice of preaching, to improve their integration of homiletical theory into the students’ practice of preaching, and to evaluate the effectiveness of the training.

The curriculum examined theology of preaching, the role of the preacher, the role of the Holy Spirit in preaching, the principles of biblical interpretation, preparation, communication, reflection, and preaching ...


Biblical Preaching, Ovidiu Ionel Dragan May 2011

Biblical Preaching, Ovidiu Ionel Dragan

ATS Dissertations

The purpose of this dissertation was to help young pastors improve their preaching. The literature review examined the theological foundation of becoming more biblically accurate in preaching. This study emphasized the importance and usefulness of the Word of God for change and transformation of the lives of those who hear preaching. Biblical preaching is detailed by images and metaphors that help any minister to understand the call, message, authority, and practice of biblical preaching. The findings suggest that during the study a shift occurred within a group of young pastors from Baptist Community in Arad, Romania. Among the findings was ...


Relational Leadership: A Study Of Organizational Health And Clergy Within The Wesleyan Church, Brian Voyght Bradford May 2011

Relational Leadership: A Study Of Organizational Health And Clergy Within The Wesleyan Church, Brian Voyght Bradford

ATS Dissertations

In many large churches (over one thousand in weekend worship attendance) today, a vast relational disconnect exists between senior pastors and pastoral staff team members. As a result, many staff pastors feel unsatisfied in their team roles and relationships as well as feeling devalued as leader. This relational deficiency frequently results in a lack of communication, trust, and belief in and with the senior leader. The staff pastor’s productivity decreases and the church ceases to be what God designed it to be—a place of relational and social connection.

The purpose of this study was to determine characteristics of ...


Theology Of Confessionist Dialogue: A Theology Of Religions In The Religious Situation In Korea, Young Seok Song Apr 2011

Theology Of Confessionist Dialogue: A Theology Of Religions In The Religious Situation In Korea, Young Seok Song

ATS Dissertations

This dissertation constructs a new theology of religions, naming it a confessionist dialogue. By examining the traditional and contemporary religious atmosphere of Korea, I demonstrate how Korean Christians have often had an anti-relational attitude toward other religions, which caused religious conflicts and created anti-social expression in Korea. I also show that only a few religious pluralists have engaged in an active dialogue with other religions in Korea. By survey research, I found that the majority of Korean Christians have acknowledged the necessity of relationship with other religions, but they have a fear of religious pluralism, which makes them hesitant to ...


Revitalization 18:2, Center For The Study Of World Christian Revitalization Movements Jan 2011

Revitalization 18:2, Center For The Study Of World Christian Revitalization Movements

Revitalization

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Revitalization 18:1, Center For The Study Of World Christian Revitalization Movements Jan 2011

Revitalization 18:1, Center For The Study Of World Christian Revitalization Movements

Revitalization

No abstract provided.


Confirmation And Ministry Participation, Jeffrey S. Harper Jan 2011

Confirmation And Ministry Participation, Jeffrey S. Harper

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Images Of The Missional Church : Leadership, Culture, And Practices In Context, Brian Vann Miller Jan 2011

Images Of The Missional Church : Leadership, Culture, And Practices In Context, Brian Vann Miller

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Missional Spirituality : Invitation To Listen, David Mullens Jan 2011

Missional Spirituality : Invitation To Listen, David Mullens

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Evangelization Of Secular Young Adults In South Korea: Effective Principles For Conversion Growth Among Protestant Churches, Sang Woo Cho Jan 2011

The Evangelization Of Secular Young Adults In South Korea: Effective Principles For Conversion Growth Among Protestant Churches, Sang Woo Cho

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Native-Led Contextualization Efforts In North America 1989-2009, Richard L. Twiss Jan 2011

Native-Led Contextualization Efforts In North America 1989-2009, Richard L. Twiss

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Mission Between Religious Pluralism And The Postmodern Claim Of Truth: A Study Of Young Korean Protestant's Views Of Other Faiths, Suh Tae Yun Jan 2011

Mission Between Religious Pluralism And The Postmodern Claim Of Truth: A Study Of Young Korean Protestant's Views Of Other Faiths, Suh Tae Yun

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


You Are Fired : A Phenomenological Study Of Pastoral Perspectives On Termination In A Particular County Of North Texas, Bruce E. Pratt Jan 2011

You Are Fired : A Phenomenological Study Of Pastoral Perspectives On Termination In A Particular County Of North Texas, Bruce E. Pratt

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Social Transformation Through Pastoral Transformational Leadership : A Case Study Of Mombasa Synod, Pius N. Kagwi Jan 2011

Social Transformation Through Pastoral Transformational Leadership : A Case Study Of Mombasa Synod, Pius N. Kagwi

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


An Online Peer-Based Spiritual Mentoring Program For Field Missionaries, Thomas David Nichols Jan 2011

An Online Peer-Based Spiritual Mentoring Program For Field Missionaries, Thomas David Nichols

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Seeing The Big Picture : A Study Of Walk Thru The Bible's Old Testament Storyline Seminar's Impact On The Spiritual Health Of Participants, Robbie D. Phillips Jan 2011

Seeing The Big Picture : A Study Of Walk Thru The Bible's Old Testament Storyline Seminar's Impact On The Spiritual Health Of Participants, Robbie D. Phillips

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Walking To Emmaus: Strengthening Christian Religious Faith, David Allen Estep Jan 2011

Walking To Emmaus: Strengthening Christian Religious Faith, David Allen Estep

ATS Dissertations

This research project attempts to determine whether the Walk to Emmaus, as only one medium, correlates to the strength of a Christian‘s religious faith. The research project incorporated a quantitative research design using three instruments for crossvalidation purposes and a researcher-designed demographic questionnaire. The three research instruments used were the Santa Clara Strength of Religious Faith Questionnaire, the Duke Religion Index, and the Age Universal Religious Orientation Survey. The three quantitative instruments used tested the consistency of the results obtained through the different research instruments. The demographic instrument sought personal information concerning age, religious faith history, gender, and participation ...


Current Knowledge, Practies, And Desired Goals Of Small Group Ministry For Training Implications In The Churches Of The Trinity Annual Conference Of The Methodist Church In Malaysia, Andrew Kok-Khoon Tan Jan 2011

Current Knowledge, Practies, And Desired Goals Of Small Group Ministry For Training Implications In The Churches Of The Trinity Annual Conference Of The Methodist Church In Malaysia, Andrew Kok-Khoon Tan

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Offer Them Life!: Investigating The Implications Of A Life-Based Evangelistic Vision, Dan W. Dunn Jan 2011

Offer Them Life!: Investigating The Implications Of A Life-Based Evangelistic Vision, Dan W. Dunn

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Evaluating The Effectiveness Of Assimilation Strategies Of The Churches Of Christ In Christian Union : Closing The Back Door Of The Church, Earl Ralph Hux Jan 2011

Evaluating The Effectiveness Of Assimilation Strategies Of The Churches Of Christ In Christian Union : Closing The Back Door Of The Church, Earl Ralph Hux

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Clergy Stress : A Study Of Stressors And Stress-Relieving Practices Among United Methodist Clergy Across Three Districts Of The Western North Carolina Conference, Claude J. Kayler Jan 2011

Clergy Stress : A Study Of Stressors And Stress-Relieving Practices Among United Methodist Clergy Across Three Districts Of The Western North Carolina Conference, Claude J. Kayler

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Breaking The Culture Of Ethnic Hostility In Kenya, Geoffrey Kamau Njuguna Jan 2011

Breaking The Culture Of Ethnic Hostility In Kenya, Geoffrey Kamau Njuguna

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Picture Of Health : A Study Of Church Health In The Central New York District Of The Wesleyan Church, Matthew Daniel Pickering Jan 2011

The Picture Of Health : A Study Of Church Health In The Central New York District Of The Wesleyan Church, Matthew Daniel Pickering

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Wesleyan Discipleship Group : Wesleyan Discipleship As A Catalyst For Equipping Servants, Steven Kayne Pulliam Jan 2011

Wesleyan Discipleship Group : Wesleyan Discipleship As A Catalyst For Equipping Servants, Steven Kayne Pulliam

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


A Study Of The Effects Of Awareness Of Family Systems On The Staff, Leadership, And Congregations Of First United Methodist Church Paulsboro, John Paul Wallace Jan 2011

A Study Of The Effects Of Awareness Of Family Systems On The Staff, Leadership, And Congregations Of First United Methodist Church Paulsboro, John Paul Wallace

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Theology Of Confessionist Dialogue: A Theology Of Religions In The Religious Situation In Korea, Young Seok Song Jan 2011

Theology Of Confessionist Dialogue: A Theology Of Religions In The Religious Situation In Korea, Young Seok Song

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


A Study Of The Significant Indicators Of Spiritual And Emotional Responses Of African-American Congregations To The Transition Of The Founding Or Long-Term Senior Pastor, Cynthia Hinson Graham Jan 2011

A Study Of The Significant Indicators Of Spiritual And Emotional Responses Of African-American Congregations To The Transition Of The Founding Or Long-Term Senior Pastor, Cynthia Hinson Graham

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.