D. Min. Projects

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A Mega Church and Jesus' Fully Devoted Followers: Westlink Christian Church-Viewing the Forest and Trees Together

Stephen Lynn Slack

This research project’s contention is that mega churches have wrestled uniquely, (and perhaps more in some cases), to define a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ and provide a church setting consistently encouraging and facilitating Christian maturity.  Among independent Christian churches, at least, the growing number of mega churches heightens this concern and begs for better understanding and progress.

 

English
Type: 
Dissertation
WHDL ID: 
WHDL-00003456

Education in Liturgy for Christian Formation at Scottsdale First Church of the Nazarene

Matthew Andrew Rundio

A project describing a congregation's education in liturgy and worship and its effect on spiritual formation.

The true end goal of this project was Christian formation – helping the people of Scottsdale First Church of the Nazarene become more like Christ. In general, this paper is about Christian formation, liturgy, and education in liturgy. The project presented here is a seven-week series of education in liturgy classes (teaching why we do what we do in worship at Scottsdale First) as a strategy for Christian formation. The paper sketches the importance of liturgy and education in liturgy by looking at the work of James K.
English
Type: 
Dissertation
WHDL ID: 
WHDL-00004948

Reimaging the Missional Culture of Crosswalk Community Church of the Nazarene: Through Preaching, Teaching, Experience and Telling our Stories

Gary Edwards
This project sought a reimaging of the missional culture of CrossWalk Community Church of the Nazarene (CCN), located in Westland Michigan. It was believed that through this reimagining, a discernable shift from internally focused ministry to an outward incarnational expression of ministry would take place. This reimagining was pursued through preaching, teaching, experiential opportunity and telling our stories.
English
Type: 
Dissertation
WHDL ID: 
WHDL-00003338

Discipleship for Life, an Evangelical Approach to Making Christlike Disciples at the Bel Air Church of the Nazarene

Judy D. Burnell
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The telos of this study is the development of disciples, who passionately pursue Christlikeness and actively seek to fulfill the Great Commission.
English
Type: 
Dissertation
WHDL ID: 
WHDL-00003344

A Covenant Group's Six Month Journey Together For Spiritual Growth in the Nanaimo Church of the Nazarene

Gary Peter Nawrocki
English
Type: 
Dissertation
WHDL ID: 
WHDL-00003325

The Sofia Discipleship Project: A Contemporary Adaptation of the Wesley Class Meeting to Meet the Discipleship Formation Need of the Leadership Team of the Sofia First Church of the Nazarene

Jay Glenn Sunberg

This project deals with delivering Covenant Discipleship through social networking as an effective way to connect established communities in overcoming contemporary challenges to discipleship within the Sofia First Church of the Nazarene.

Delivering Covenant Discipleship through social networking is an effective way to connect established communities to overcome contemporary challenges to discipleship. Over ten weeks, four online reporting modes measured the SDP's effect both on a group and on six individuals. The SDP illuminated the realities of dissatisfaction with discipleship practices, busyness in ministry overwhelming disciple formation, and an imbalanced practice of discipleship.
English
Type: 
Dissertation
WHDL ID: 
WHDL-00003458

Pop Culture and Liturgy: Evoking the Habitus of Christian People

Timothy J. Brooks
Pop culture and worship are liturgies with power and potential to shape our character and desires. This project examines the formative influence of secular culture and Christian worship on the people of South Portland Church of the Nazarene. The research centered on a didactic sermon series on understanding pop culture and worship. Texts in liturgical theology, sacramental theology, Wesleyan theology and pop culture provide the foundation for this project.
English
Type: 
Dissertation
WHDL ID: 
WHDL-00004946

Propagating a Congregational Holiness Identity Through Baptismal Confirmation

John Victor Megyesi
Engaging both the sacramental commitment and diversity of baptismal practices within the Church of the Nazarene, this study pursues the development of a local congregation's receptivity of a further ritual of confirmation. Through the experience of Lowell First Church of the Nazarene, this study offers a proactive methodology for determining the potential and need for introducing such a further worship practice.
English
Type: 
Dissertation
WHDL ID: 
WHDL-00003510

Care for the Dying - Involving Congregations in End-of-Life Care

Randall Turner

A project was to encourage and equip the community of faith to minister to people during their end-of-life season as well as their families.

"It has encouraged me not to forget these folks, but to help them finish feeling loved by the church." Those were the words from a seminar participant connected with this Project. Rev. James Brooks, in The Unbroken Circle, noted there comes a time, whether through serious illness or care giving for someone else with a serious illness, when there are those who are unable to participate in the congregation as they did before. In such circumstances these folks often lose their connection to their faith community.
English
Type: 
Dissertation
WHDL ID: 
WHDL-00004952

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WHDL ID: 
WHDL-00015813
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