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An Exploration Of The Needs Of, And Possibilities Of Ministry To, Geographically Isolated Seventh-Day Adventists, Thomas Hunter Ludowici Jan 1978

An Exploration Of The Needs Of, And Possibilities Of Ministry To, Geographically Isolated Seventh-Day Adventists, Thomas Hunter Ludowici

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Problem

There are some Seventh-day Adventist Church members who, because of mileage distance or other geographic reason, are unable to attend a local church regularly, and whose membership is listed on the conference church roll. If the church is to minister to all its members, this segment cannot be ignored. The geographically isolated members have received very little pastoral nurture, and they have experienced only limited fellowship. As a result, generally they have maintained a weakened connection with the church at large. Because the seventh- day Sabbath is a central aspect of belief and worship practice, it is meaningful for ...


Implications Of Selected Curricular Determinants For Seventh-Day Adventist Graduate Theological Education In The South American Division, Nancy J. Vyhmeister Jan 1978

Implications Of Selected Curricular Determinants For Seventh-Day Adventist Graduate Theological Education In The South American Division, Nancy J. Vyhmeister

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Problem. The South American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is studying the possibility of offering graduate theological education in its own territory. According to curricular theory, decisions regarding curricula should be based on studies of the society in which the school functions, studies of the nature and status of the discipline, and studies of the needs and aspirations of the learners. Information regarding South American society and theological education in the territory of the South American Division existed in scattered sources and needed to be gathered and organized. Most of the information concerning the learner--the Seventh-day Adventist minister who ...


A Study Of The Concepts Of Worship Held By Korean Seventh-Day Adventist Youth Undergoing Cultural Shift In The United States, Kwang Rim Chough Jan 1978

A Study Of The Concepts Of Worship Held By Korean Seventh-Day Adventist Youth Undergoing Cultural Shift In The United States, Kwang Rim Chough

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The purpose of this study was to develop a theology of corporate worship and to study the concepts of worship held by the youth of a specific ethnic group who are moving away from their native cultural background, and will inevitably be exposed to the new culture. The researcher of this project intends to apply these theological concepts of worship to a specifically situated group of youth, namely representatives of the second generation of the Korean Seventh-day Adventist churches in the United States.

This research and.investigation was carried out in a selected number of Korean Seventh-day Adventist churches in ...


A Strategy For Seventh-Day Adventist Public Evangelism Within A Roman Catholic Society Context In Hispanic America, Salim Japas Jan 1978

A Strategy For Seventh-Day Adventist Public Evangelism Within A Roman Catholic Society Context In Hispanic America, Salim Japas

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Problem

The so-called "New School of Integral Evangelism" which has been operating in many countries of Hispanic America for the last few years has been demonstrated as quite successful in its evangelistic approach to Roman Catholic Hispanic Americans. To discover the nature of this approach has been the problem under investigation in this project.

Method This research is a description of the nature, strategies, and techniques that this particular method uses. This was done mainly by analyzing the San Pedro Sula, Honduras, campaign, which was the first Andrews University School of Evangelism conducted by the author in the summer of ...


An Evaluation Of Selected Seventh-Day Adventist Sermons In Mexico Against Certain Criteria For Biblical Preaching, Samuel Donald Schmidt Jan 1978

An Evaluation Of Selected Seventh-Day Adventist Sermons In Mexico Against Certain Criteria For Biblical Preaching, Samuel Donald Schmidt

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Problem.

Some of the Seventh-day Adventist sermons preached in Mexico appear to offer limited biblical content. It has been observed that overtaxed ministers often present material that does not correspond to some of the members' expectations. Since the word of God is central in the praise and adoration of God and constitutes the message to be proclaimed, it is important for preachers to understand better ways to preach the Good News.

Method

The purpose of this project was to explore current Seventh- day Adventist preaching in Mexico with respect-to sermon content. The theology of God's proclamation places great responsibility ...


A Conceptual Model Of Seventh-Day Adventist Organization For The Local Church, Trevor J. Delafield Jan 1978

A Conceptual Model Of Seventh-Day Adventist Organization For The Local Church, Trevor J. Delafield

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Problem

In order for the Seventh-day Adventist church to accomplish fully its mission, the local church must be organized effectively to produce the results required by its mission. For this purpose, a conceptual model may be helpful. Until the present, no such model had been developed. The constant appearance of new techniques and processes in management call for development of instruments for evaluation by the church, and have at the same time raised the discipline to new heights of respectability. The question of the theology of the church is under study as never before. At least one Seventh-day Adventist theologian ...


Factors Related To The Brain Drain From The Middle East Union Of The Afro-Mideast Division, Najeeb W. Nakhle Jan 1978

Factors Related To The Brain Drain From The Middle East Union Of The Afro-Mideast Division, Najeeb W. Nakhle

Dissertation Projects

The migration of the trained national Seventh-day Adventist Church workers is one of the most critical problems facing present-day church administrators in the Middle East Union of the Afro-Mideast Division. Because of this migration a serious shortage of trained personnel exists at various levels of the work of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in this union. This shortage results from the brain drain which not only causes losses in educated, experienced, and gifted personnel who are difficult to replace, but is also responsible for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Middle East Union losing members.

The purpose of this study is ...


A Study Of Evangelism Of West Indian Immigrants In Five Seventh-Day Adventist Churches In Toronto, Canada, Aaron R. Hitlall Jan 1978

A Study Of Evangelism Of West Indian Immigrants In Five Seventh-Day Adventist Churches In Toronto, Canada, Aaron R. Hitlall

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Problem

It is estimated that of the almost 20,000 West Indian immigrants who settled in the province of Ontario, Canada, from 1966 to 1975, fifty percent now reside in the city of Toronto. Of the total West Indian immigrants baptized in Toronto during the stated period, about 2,000 of them have become members of five local Seventh-day Adventist churches. An evaluation of Seventh-day Adventist evangelism during the ten-year period is necessary to determine the relative effectiveness of evangelistic programs West Indians perceived to have introduced them to Seventh-day Adventist doctrines, and influenced them most, to become members of ...


A Training Program For Leadership In Group Processes Designed To Help Establish New Members In The West Indies Sda Churches, John C. Palmer Jan 1978

A Training Program For Leadership In Group Processes Designed To Help Establish New Members In The West Indies Sda Churches, John C. Palmer

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Problem

To develop a program specifically aimed at integrating new converts into the church family in the churches of the West Indies Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

Method

The method employed in the prosecution of this project consisted of the following activities: (1) Review and evaluation of the relevant theological and instructional literature. (2) Organizing and structuring the relevant material in a training course design for ministers of the West Indies Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. (3) Conducting, first a pilot scheme in group leadership on the campus of Andrews University, and then conducting this training course on the campus ...


Worship Attitudes Of Seventh-Day Adventist Churchgoers At Montemorelos, Mexico, Jaime Cruz Jan 1978

Worship Attitudes Of Seventh-Day Adventist Churchgoers At Montemorelos, Mexico, Jaime Cruz

Dissertation Projects

Considering that the subject of worship is of very unique significance to the Seventh-day Adventist church, the writer proposed to determine with respect to the Seventh-day Adventist churches in Montemorelos, Mexico, the following: 1. The attitudes of the church members toward public corporate worship. 2. The church members' understanding and awareness of the value of the various components in public corporate worship. 3. The church members' ability to correct erroneous concepts concerning public corporate worship.

The study was an important undertaking for the following reasons: 1. There is a dearth of worship material in the Spanish language. 2. It would ...


An Assessment Of The Vocational Technical Education Needs Of The Lake Union Conference Of Seventh-Day Adventists, Larry Dean Mahlum Jan 1978

An Assessment Of The Vocational Technical Education Needs Of The Lake Union Conference Of Seventh-Day Adventists, Larry Dean Mahlum

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Purpose. In response to pressure from their constituents for more vocational education in their schools, the educational leaders of the Lake Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists comprising the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin, requested a survey be conducted to assess the extent of this need. The purpose of this study was to answer as objectively as possible the following questions: Is there a need for more vocational-technical education courses in the secondary schools of the Lake Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists? If there is a need, what type of courses are desired?

Procedure. The curriculum desires of the ...


The Literary Structure Of The Genesis Creation Story, Jacques Doukhan Jan 1978

The Literary Structure Of The Genesis Creation Story, Jacques Doukhan

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Exegetical research on Gen 1 has been characterized since the 18th century essentially by a diachronic concern. Thus the Documentary hypothesis and the so-called Tatbericht-Wortbericht theory have been the two main starting points of any relevant scholarly study of this text. Recently, under the influence of contemporary literary studies, attention has been drawn to the validity of the synchronic approach, and more and more scholars have thus become aware of the importance of the liteary structure of this text. The latter has been dissociated from the thematic distribution of motifs; this tension has been explained in terms of different sources ...


A Study Of The Implications Of The Piagetian Theory Of Moral Development For Seventh-Day Adventist Schools : Based On A Comparison Of Selected Schools In Hong Kong, Michigan And Indiana, Edward Han Ho Jan 1978

A Study Of The Implications Of The Piagetian Theory Of Moral Development For Seventh-Day Adventist Schools : Based On A Comparison Of Selected Schools In Hong Kong, Michigan And Indiana, Edward Han Ho

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Problem. The Seventh-day Adventist Church is losing a great number of youth. The unfavorable attitudes on the part of many youth toward god's commandments are thought to have been partially responsible for this apostasy phenomenon.

Method. This study was designed to find out whether the Piagetian theory of moral judgment development can give some insight into this problem and its solution. Two Piagetian paired-stories sets were used to test children's moral judgment. Chi Square tests were employed to analyze data. The following hypotheses were tested:

1. There will be no differences between the various age levels in the ...