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The Life And Ministry Of John Sung: Sowing Seeds Of Vibrant Christianity In Asian Soil, Ka-Tong Lim Jun 2009

The Life And Ministry Of John Sung: Sowing Seeds Of Vibrant Christianity In Asian Soil, Ka-Tong Lim

ATS Dissertations

John Sung, Ph.D. (1901-1944), was a Chinese scientist turned preacher whose public ministry lasted a mere twelve years. Yet his short life impacted tens of thousands, if not more. At a time when science was king and religion was relegated to the realm of myths, a scientist who preached an old-time religion, performed faith healings, and talked about the second coming of Jesus, must be quite "crazy," or hard to understand.

This dissertation is a biographical research seeking to discern contributing factors that made John Sung a central figure of twentieth-century Christianity. It explains the importance of Sung and ...


Equipping Parents To Be Spiritual Leaders In The Home, Douglas J. Schoelles May 2009

Equipping Parents To Be Spiritual Leaders In The Home, Douglas J. Schoelles

ATS Dissertations

The goal of this project was to effect a positive cognitive, affective, and behavioral response in parents from two Evangelical Lutheran Church in America congregations to lead their households in spiritual disciplines. The project consisted of four consecutive Sundays of preaching on faith forming in the home coupled with encouragement of the practice of a specific faith habit. These sermons were preached in tandem with four teaching sessions that reiterated the role of parents as spiritual leaders and concentrated on training families to engage in four faith habits in the home. Teaching tools were distributed to facilitate implantation of faith ...


Sacred Improv : Narrative Preaching That Offers Entrance Into The Gospel Of Jesus Christ, Daniel Wayne Meek May 2009

Sacred Improv : Narrative Preaching That Offers Entrance Into The Gospel Of Jesus Christ, Daniel Wayne Meek

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Revitalization 16:2, Center For The Study Of World Christian Revitalization Movements Jan 2009

Revitalization 16:2, Center For The Study Of World Christian Revitalization Movements

Revitalization

No abstract provided.


Revitalization 16:1, Center For The Study Of World Christian Revitalization Movements Jan 2009

Revitalization 16:1, Center For The Study Of World Christian Revitalization Movements

Revitalization

No abstract provided.


Equipping The Saints: Developing Vocation In The Laity, Kevin Lynn Thomas Jan 2009

Equipping The Saints: Developing Vocation In The Laity, Kevin Lynn Thomas

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Relationship Between Church Effectiveness And Pastoral Management Behavior, Matthew L. Scholl Jan 2009

The Relationship Between Church Effectiveness And Pastoral Management Behavior, Matthew L. Scholl

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Revitalization Of The Urban Church: A Multi-Case Study Of Turnaround Churches, Lisa Marie Sullivan Jan 2009

Revitalization Of The Urban Church: A Multi-Case Study Of Turnaround Churches, Lisa Marie Sullivan

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


An Introductory Study Into The Relationship Between Ministerial Adherance To Wesleyan Soteriology And Church Growth In The North Alabama Conference Of The United Methodist Church, Travis Neal Wilson Jan 2009

An Introductory Study Into The Relationship Between Ministerial Adherance To Wesleyan Soteriology And Church Growth In The North Alabama Conference Of The United Methodist Church, Travis Neal Wilson

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Suggested Strategies For Resolving Intragroup Church Conflict Through Leadership In The Liberia Annual Conference Of The United Methodist Church, George Klay Weagba Jan 2009

Suggested Strategies For Resolving Intragroup Church Conflict Through Leadership In The Liberia Annual Conference Of The United Methodist Church, George Klay Weagba

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Power Of 3 : Small Reproducible Discipleship Groups, W. Scott Layer Jan 2009

The Power Of 3 : Small Reproducible Discipleship Groups, W. Scott Layer

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Paradigm Of Power And Authority In The Kingdom Of God : A Study Of The Utilization Of Power And Authority And Congregational Health /|Cby Jason Matthew Mcintosh., Jason Matthew Mcintosh Jan 2009

Paradigm Of Power And Authority In The Kingdom Of God : A Study Of The Utilization Of Power And Authority And Congregational Health /|Cby Jason Matthew Mcintosh., Jason Matthew Mcintosh

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Personal Well-Being : Issues Vital To Longevity And Faithfulness In The Pastoral Ministry In The Trinity Annual Conference Of The Methodist Church In Malaysia, Hwai Teik Ong Jan 2009

Personal Well-Being : Issues Vital To Longevity And Faithfulness In The Pastoral Ministry In The Trinity Annual Conference Of The Methodist Church In Malaysia, Hwai Teik Ong

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


A Study On The Relationship Between Missional Awareness And Work-Life Ministry Practice Among The Clergy Of The South Atlantic District Of The Cma, Suresh Thomas Jan 2009

A Study On The Relationship Between Missional Awareness And Work-Life Ministry Practice Among The Clergy Of The South Atlantic District Of The Cma, Suresh Thomas

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Integration Of Faith At Work: A Contextualized Bible Study With "Christians At Telekom", Andrea Isa Baare Jan 2009

The Integration Of Faith At Work: A Contextualized Bible Study With "Christians At Telekom", Andrea Isa Baare

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Along The Way To The Mission Field: Factors Affecting Persistency Of Missionary Recruits, David L. Sherwood Jan 2009

Along The Way To The Mission Field: Factors Affecting Persistency Of Missionary Recruits, David L. Sherwood

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Leadership And Leadership Development In The Evangelical Lutheran Church Of Tanzania, Africa : An Investigation Into Practices And Processes In The Meru Diocese, Dale C. Williams Jan 2009

Leadership And Leadership Development In The Evangelical Lutheran Church Of Tanzania, Africa : An Investigation Into Practices And Processes In The Meru Diocese, Dale C. Williams

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of A Ministry Focus On Specific Spiritual Formation Emphases And The Concurrent Patterns Of The Growth Of A Specific Church Plant, James Thomas Martin Jan 2009

The Impact Of A Ministry Focus On Specific Spiritual Formation Emphases And The Concurrent Patterns Of The Growth Of A Specific Church Plant, James Thomas Martin

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Effect Of The Healthy Church Initiative On Participating Congregations Of The Missionary Church, Larry R. Salsburey Jan 2009

The Effect Of The Healthy Church Initiative On Participating Congregations Of The Missionary Church, Larry R. Salsburey

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


A Study In Change : Acts 15 As A Model Of Transformation In A Presbyterian Church (Usa) Context, Jeffrey Lyn Chandler Jan 2009

A Study In Change : Acts 15 As A Model Of Transformation In A Presbyterian Church (Usa) Context, Jeffrey Lyn Chandler

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Making Connections: An Evangelism Plan For Chicago First Church Of The Nazarene, David A. Baillie Jan 2009

Making Connections: An Evangelism Plan For Chicago First Church Of The Nazarene, David A. Baillie

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Men's Ministry: A Study Of Leadership Development In Churches Of The Oklahoma Conference Of The United Methodist Church, Travis Todd Muse Jan 2009

Men's Ministry: A Study Of Leadership Development In Churches Of The Oklahoma Conference Of The United Methodist Church, Travis Todd Muse

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Life Beyond The Launch: Case Studies In Post-Launch Vitality, Adaptation, And Identity Formation Of New Wesleyan Congregations, Duane E. Brown Jan 2009

Life Beyond The Launch: Case Studies In Post-Launch Vitality, Adaptation, And Identity Formation Of New Wesleyan Congregations, Duane E. Brown

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Asimilación : A Study Of Costa Rican Newcomers In Their Search For A Church, And The Church's Response To Them, Osias Segura-Guzmán Jan 2009

Asimilación : A Study Of Costa Rican Newcomers In Their Search For A Church, And The Church's Response To Them, Osias Segura-Guzmán

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Renewing Community In The American Church, Allen C. Hughes Jan 2009

Renewing Community In The American Church, Allen C. Hughes

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Developing An Alternative Training Program For Pastors Without Formal Theological Training In Meycauayan City, Bulacan, Philippines, Fernando C. Lua Jan 2009

Developing An Alternative Training Program For Pastors Without Formal Theological Training In Meycauayan City, Bulacan, Philippines, Fernando C. Lua

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


A Study To Evaluate And Establish A Leadership Development Program For Organizational Leaders In The Christian And Missionary Alliance Churches Of The Philippines, Reniel Joel A. Nebab Jan 2009

A Study To Evaluate And Establish A Leadership Development Program For Organizational Leaders In The Christian And Missionary Alliance Churches Of The Philippines, Reniel Joel A. Nebab

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Alignment Around A Missional Vision : Reaching Out In Relationships At Grandview Christian Church, Aaron J. Wymer Jan 2009

Alignment Around A Missional Vision : Reaching Out In Relationships At Grandview Christian Church, Aaron J. Wymer

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Of Merchants And Missions : A Historical Study Of The Impact Of British Colonialism On American Methodism In Singapore From 1885 To 1910, Andrew Peh Swee Kian Jan 2009

Of Merchants And Missions : A Historical Study Of The Impact Of British Colonialism On American Methodism In Singapore From 1885 To 1910, Andrew Peh Swee Kian

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Love The One And Hate The Other : A Comparative Study Of Financial Peace University And Wealth And Possessions In The New Testament, Nolan Brian Donald Jan 2009

Love The One And Hate The Other : A Comparative Study Of Financial Peace University And Wealth And Possessions In The New Testament, Nolan Brian Donald

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.