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History Of The Camp-Meeting And Grounds At Wesleyan Grove, Martha's Vineyard, H. Vincent Dec 2016

History Of The Camp-Meeting And Grounds At Wesleyan Grove, Martha's Vineyard, H. Vincent

Heritage Material

No abstract provided.


Church, Sandy Miller Nov 2016

Church, Sandy Miller

Reformation 500

Host Sandy Miller introduces the impact of the Reformation today on the subject of the church on the subject of spirituality in the Concordia Seminary, St. Louis video series “500: The Impact of the Reformation Today.”


Leadership Principles And Applications For Establishing A Christ-Centered Church In South Korea, Dongho Cho Oct 2016

Leadership Principles And Applications For Establishing A Christ-Centered Church In South Korea, Dongho Cho

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this project is to provide a Christ-centered, biblical Great Commission model for Presbyterian Church pastors in South Korea. Pastor Hanhum Ok said that there are many programs and forms without the spiritual vitality in the Korean Church. Many attractional churches attract people by relying heavily on programs that often alter the focus of believers onto the programs themselves and prevent them from focusing on Jesus Christ. To ensure that the church—the body of Christ—remains faithful to its biblical mandates, thesis project argues that the pastors must have leadership principles and applications in accordance to the ...


Disabling The Body Of Christ: Toward A Holistic Ecclesiology Of Embodiment, Nancy Jill Hale Sep 2016

Disabling The Body Of Christ: Toward A Holistic Ecclesiology Of Embodiment, Nancy Jill Hale

Journal of Applied Christian Leadership

Dissertation Notice:

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A brief history of ecclesiology is followed by an assessment of the embodied ecclesiology of selected theologians. The relationship among embodiment, liturgy, and christian formation is probed. Finally, principles are proposed that answer the question, “What would it mean for the church to be a disabled body?” The intention of these principles is to help churches disable those beliefs and practices that keep them from being the message of the kingdom of God and from embodying the new social reality of the gospel that challenges the values of other social bodies in the world.


Intervention Strategies For The Participation Of People With Autism Spectrum Disorder In Communal Worship Experiences, James Thomas Lowery Iii Aug 2016

Intervention Strategies For The Participation Of People With Autism Spectrum Disorder In Communal Worship Experiences, James Thomas Lowery Iii

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


A Study Of Church Attendance Among Young Adults, Scott W. Frisbie Aug 2016

A Study Of Church Attendance Among Young Adults, Scott W. Frisbie

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Witchcraft, The Occult, And The Church, Bruce Bauer Aug 2016

Witchcraft, The Occult, And The Church, Bruce Bauer

Andrews University Seminary Student Journal

This paper suggests that fear, unwillingness to talk about witchcraft issues, ignorance concerning the protecting power of God, embrace of a powerless Christianity, a weak grounding in the Word of God and several other factors and conditions have permitted witchcraft and occult practices to exist among members in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Several practical steps are then listed that can be taken to reduce such practices.


Tithing: A Biblical Principle For The Sustenance Of Pastor Of The Evangelical Lutheran Church Of Liberia, Simon Dapaye Aug 2016

Tithing: A Biblical Principle For The Sustenance Of Pastor Of The Evangelical Lutheran Church Of Liberia, Simon Dapaye

Master of Art Theology Thesis

Tithing: A Biblical Principle for the Sustenance of Pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Liberia Dapaye, Simon Tenyen, “Tithing: A Biblical Principle for the Sustenance of Pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Liberia.” Master of Arts Thesis. Concordia Seminary, 2016. 115pp.

This thesis discusses the implication of Numbers 18:22–32 and Malachi 3:6–12 regarding the sustenance of the priesthood and its bearing on New Testament stewardship and giving with an emphasis on a pastor's sustenance. These Old Testament texts set the basis for the Levite tithe, instituted for the sustenance of the priests and ...


Consumerism And The Church, Donald Roth Jul 2016

Consumerism And The Church, Donald Roth

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

"Too easily, a church can become focused on what the people want and how the service looks, becoming driven by human, rather than heavenly, desires."

Posting about how consumerism can affect the church­­­­­­­­ from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/consumerism-and-the-church/


Is Consumerism Consuming Us?, Howard Schaap Jul 2016

Is Consumerism Consuming Us?, Howard Schaap

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

"Consumerism is the air we breathe. It is the controlling metaphor of our time."

Posting about where we find fulfillment from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/is-consumerism-consuming-us/


When Civil Religion Comes To Church, Scott Culpepper May 2016

When Civil Religion Comes To Church, Scott Culpepper

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

"Simply put, civil religion is the promotion of patriotism through the use of generic references to faith."

Posting about faith and patriotism from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/when-civil-religion-comes-to-church/


Why I Want To Work In The Church, Marta Vander Top May 2016

Why I Want To Work In The Church, Marta Vander Top

Student Work

"When I tell people that I want to work in the church, what I mean is I want to work in a community of love."

Posting about serving the body of Christ­­­­­­­­ from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/why-i-want-to-work-in-the-church/


From Shame To Shalom : Postures & Practices That Help Heal Men's Hearts, Amos B.L. Ang May 2016

From Shame To Shalom : Postures & Practices That Help Heal Men's Hearts, Amos B.L. Ang

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


To Study The Church Growth Of The Hong Kong Evangelical Church From 2003 To 2012, Shui Lam Lai May 2016

To Study The Church Growth Of The Hong Kong Evangelical Church From 2003 To 2012, Shui Lam Lai

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


For Such A Time As This : Ecclesiastical Response To Human Sexual Trafficking In North America, Dawn A. Beamish May 2016

For Such A Time As This : Ecclesiastical Response To Human Sexual Trafficking In North America, Dawn A. Beamish

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Assessing Congregational Culture For Effective Leadership, Chad Mattingly May 2016

Assessing Congregational Culture For Effective Leadership, Chad Mattingly

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Exploration Into Small, Rural, Declining, Near End Of Life-Cycle Church Turnaround In The Wesleyan And United Methodist Church, Marcel Allen Lamb May 2016

Exploration Into Small, Rural, Declining, Near End Of Life-Cycle Church Turnaround In The Wesleyan And United Methodist Church, Marcel Allen Lamb

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Restorative Justice : Transformation Project Prison Ministry's Reason For Growth And Motivation Of The Volunteers, Yong Hui V. Mcdonald May 2016

Restorative Justice : Transformation Project Prison Ministry's Reason For Growth And Motivation Of The Volunteers, Yong Hui V. Mcdonald

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Partnership Between Churches And Para-Church Organizations In Nigeria : Trends, Implications And Prospects, Sunday H. Daleng May 2016

The Partnership Between Churches And Para-Church Organizations In Nigeria : Trends, Implications And Prospects, Sunday H. Daleng

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Iron Sharpens Iron : How Experiential Work Groups Promote Transformational Discipleship Among Men, Eric A. Flood May 2016

Iron Sharpens Iron : How Experiential Work Groups Promote Transformational Discipleship Among Men, Eric A. Flood

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Growing Together : A Study Of Christian Discipleship, Thad Harvey May 2016

Growing Together : A Study Of Christian Discipleship, Thad Harvey

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Integrating Theory And Practice : A Guided Mentoring Research Process For Licensed Ministers In The West Michigan District Of The Wesleyan Church, Michael Anthony Black May 2016

Integrating Theory And Practice : A Guided Mentoring Research Process For Licensed Ministers In The West Michigan District Of The Wesleyan Church, Michael Anthony Black

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Exploring The Dynamics Of Transformative Change Of Lectio Divina In The Context Of Transformative Learning Theory, Joyce M. Chen May 2016

Exploring The Dynamics Of Transformative Change Of Lectio Divina In The Context Of Transformative Learning Theory, Joyce M. Chen

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Sense Of Belonging In Sermon-Based Small Groups, Trenton David Eastman May 2016

The Sense Of Belonging In Sermon-Based Small Groups, Trenton David Eastman

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Biblical Principles Of Small Group Ministry, Shawn Barr May 2016

Biblical Principles Of Small Group Ministry, Shawn Barr

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

Small group ministry models abound today, and so do the materials that provide the methodology for these models. However, there seems to be a dearth of resources that connect the methods with a theological foundation. This project will demonstrate the need for examining small groups from a theological aspect, and then examine the principles of biblical community as found in Scripture. These principles will then be measured through surveys of at least fifty participants in small group settings from several churches, including the churches where the author was the small group pastor for the last seven years and where he ...


Developing A Model For Church-Based Disaster Relief, Brady Rose May 2016

Developing A Model For Church-Based Disaster Relief, Brady Rose

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this project is to provide a manual for the local church to implement in preparation for and during times of disaster. The author will specifically focus on the region of Amherst County, Virginia for this project. The author will approach this project by first defining what a disaster is and the role the church should play during times of great need. Attention will be given specifically to how the church should respond during times of disaster in foreign nations, in the United States, in nearby counties, and in the community of the church’s backyard. This project ...


From Silence To Golden: The Slow Integration Of Instruments Into Christian Worship, Jonathan Lyons Apr 2016

From Silence To Golden: The Slow Integration Of Instruments Into Christian Worship, Jonathan Lyons

The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2013-2019)

The Christian church’s stance on the use of instruments in sacred music shifted through influences of church leaders, composers, and secular culture. Synthesizing the writings of early church leaders and church historians reveals a clear progression. The early musical practices of the church were connected to the Jewish synagogues. As recorded in the Old Testament, Jewish worship included instruments as assigned by one’s priestly tribe. Eventually, early church leaders rejected that inclusion and developed a rather robust argument against instruments in liturgical worship. The totalitarian stance on musical instruments in sacred worship began to loosen as the organ ...


Musical Contextualization In The Local Church: A Pragmatic Exploration Concerning The Philosophy And Methodology Of Assimilating Sacred Music Into The Worship Vocabulary Of A Congregation, Kaleb Gooden Apr 2016

Musical Contextualization In The Local Church: A Pragmatic Exploration Concerning The Philosophy And Methodology Of Assimilating Sacred Music Into The Worship Vocabulary Of A Congregation, Kaleb Gooden

Senior Honors Theses

God’s mandate for all worship pastors is that they minister to their local body of believers in an effective way. This directive necessitates the use of scripturally and culturally appropriate music that clearly communicates the Gospel to the church congregation. This creative thesis further investigates musical contextualization in the local church.

Five philosophical pillars represent the most basic structure on which the entire process of local church contextualization stands. The minister must be rooted in scripture, led by the Spirit, present-minded, future-driven, and committed to service. After evaluating these philosophical concepts, this thesis will then explore the methodological contextualization ...


Soul Food: Understanding And Implementing An Effective Creative Arts Ministry At The Collegiate Level, Kristen Jones Apr 2016

Soul Food: Understanding And Implementing An Effective Creative Arts Ministry At The Collegiate Level, Kristen Jones

Selected Honors Theses

The purpose of this thesis is to discuss the varying roles of the creative arts in society and the church. It provides a review of literature examining how the arts are being implemented in entertainment, therapy, education, and ministry today, along with a handbook on how to run Soul Food, a college creative arts ministry club. Through a discussion on the intrinsic value of the arts and their ability to provide people with new and deeper ways to encounter God, this thesis provides a basis for the significance of integrating the arts, and empowering artists in the church. The Soul ...


Hallelujahs From Portsmouth Campmeeting, Seth C. Rees, W. D. Woodward, Byron J. Rees Apr 2016

Hallelujahs From Portsmouth Campmeeting, Seth C. Rees, W. D. Woodward, Byron J. Rees

Heritage Material

No abstract provided.