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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Avoiding division within a church : a proactive approach for identifying sources of conflict and creating a healthy ministry environment, Kenneth Vincent Polley

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Ten aspects Of healing and empowerment : a resource on the essentials of healing ministry, Bruce Quinlan

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Recovering the holiness of God in the twenty-first century, Donna R. Ryan

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Returning to the table: church revitalization through the sacrament, David R. Saliba

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A new model of short-term missions focused on the needs of mission fields: short-term mission training in Cambodia, In Ho Shin

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Pananastasism - a penal substitionary model of a definite universal atonement: God's gracious substitution to pay the penalty due every individual in order to righteously resurrect all mankind and save a particular people for himself, Scott Anthony Smith

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The gift of newness: creating in your first year at a ministry setting, Jason Snow

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Teaching and practicing spiritual disciplines online: the downloadable spiritual retreat, Todd A. Spencer

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Human creativity and the church : utilizing the arts in worship, spiritual formation, and community outreach, Chris Stanfield

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The pastoral theology of Jonathan Edwards: reflections from nine ordination sermons, Daniel Stegeman

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Calvinist theology and its effect on the development of criminal jurisprudence in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1630-1649, Philip Dean Stoller

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As we move: collaborative, Spirit-empowered transition among clergy, Catherine Tidball Guest

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"Protect my moment": a call for awareness of and advocacy for the wounded child, Magne Torbjornsen

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On the journey with faith and poetry: a faith-based study of T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets, Mary Kay Totty

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An exploration of current prayer ministry approaches for emotional and spiritual healing, Shelley G. Utz

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Leadership development through theological education in the theological education initiative of central Missouri, April Aubrey Welch

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A Christian integrative perspective of marriage and family therapy, Olimpio Wen

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Enjoying God and neighbor: cultivating desire for the presence of the other, Joseph Stanley Wilson

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A re-examination of the concept of beauty, with an emphasis on moral beauty and its potential role in Lutheran missiology, Jerry Devere Winegarden

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Rethinking discipleship at Faith Methodist Church in Singapore: making disciples through effective small groups, Moh-Ying Wong

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A new form of early-morning prayer featuring Lectio Divina and centering prayer, Hoyoung Won

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The reintegration of doctrine with church life and mission testing how to form a learnng community where pastors develop habits for increased missional influence, Richard B. Yale

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A qualitative study of doubt in the evangelical tradition, Benjamin Blake Young

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Basic discipleship for radical disciples: a life transforming process in personal evangelism training for the fulfillment of Jesus' commission, Katherine Choi-Yuk Yu

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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A strategy for training youth ministry leaders to help adolescents respond to natural disasters, Martin Whitney Alexander

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The impact of the absent father on females and their journey toward healing as they learn the importance of choosing to forgive, Sharon Kay Atkins

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Disciples for life: maximizing explicit discipleship training to create life long learners of Christ, Scott Alan Attebery

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African American pastors as transformational servant leaders achieving formal theological education, Judy Austin

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Becoming a woman of discernment: I see God, God sees me, Barbara Etta Austin-Lucas

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The ḥērem and Israel's sacred space and status, Eric Anthony Barrios

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Faith based discernment counseling : an evaluation of a divorce intervention training event for pastors, Russell M. Berg

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Individual ministry in a campus setting: intersections of counseling and discipleship using Romans, William C. Boyce Jr

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An appeal for a community based youth ministry to develop self-esteem in inner city youth, Deanna Maria Bridges

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To the poor I became poor: generational poverty in the mission of the Church, Kyle Bushre

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The church's call to address the development of adolescents in its community, Marcus J. Carlson

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The Lord's Prayer : a model for small group prayer, Matthew James Clausen

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Maintaining a biblical perspective on the role of chaplains in the effective care and healing of hospital patients, Maria Colfer

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Bridging the gap : the implications of engaging Peruvian women's experience in intercultural theological education, Sheila Curran

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Religious violence: an examination of the version of violent response among evangelical Christians in northern Nigeria: a missiological problem, Mipo E. Dadang

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Authenticity as incarnational hospitality : a key to reversing the decline of the mainline Christian church, David K. Denzer

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District strategies: building sustainable congregational vitality to expand the reign of God, Victor R. Dingus

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Being transformed into the image of Christ, Elaine J. Eskew

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Making disciples in transient communities, Darryl Evetts

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Designing a program to nurture great men of faith, character and service in the local church, Charles Falcone

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Creating a process to develop the lives and leadership contributions of short-term mission participants, Janet K. F. Farley

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The impact of a consumeristic culture on youth ministry and the identity formation of mid-adolescents, Kris Fernhout

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Biblical motivation for church and social transformation : a case study of evangelical churches in Cameroon, Felix Gah Fimba

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A missional call to Faith Community Church to engage in the ministry of Christian hospitality, Timothy R. Fulkerson

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Healthy body, healthy spirit: addressing the clergy health crisis through caring for the body as the temple of the Holy, Scott Lee Freshwater Gallagher

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Be ye transformed: creating communities of greater spiritual practice where processes of transformation can flourish, Jack Chavis Gause

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It has not yet appeared what we shall be: a reconsideration of the imago Dei in light of those with severe cognitive disabilities, George C. Hammond

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Blended online learning as an effective tool for making disciples in the 21st century, David S. Hampson

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A simple model for homiletics, Sam Hannon Hannon

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Sanctification: recovering the divine likeness in the early church, Joel Trey Harmon

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An analysis of the attributive participle and the relative clause in the Greek New Testament, Michael E. Hayes

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Christ and the marginalized: bringing refuge to the broken, Elizabeth Hernandez

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A theology of creation lived out in Christian hymnody, Beth June Hoeltke

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Exponential reproduction: coaching small group leaders to mentor, motivate, and move on at Woodside Church, Douglas C. Hoglund

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Be the change agent: engaging culture change of a stagnant and dysfunctional church, Lie Hsu

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Cultivating resilience in ministry: leadership practice in crisis and transition, Vicki Loflin Hughes

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Elderly suicide and biblical counseling, Yeung-Ah Hwang

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The preacher and the message: preaching to older adults, Jamile Douglas Jacobs

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A strategy for spiritual formation for the young adults at Victory Baptist Church, W. Edward Jenkins

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A redemptive model for church planting in the African-American context, Jermaine Nathaniel Johnson

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The training of spiritual directors in the Anglican Diocese of New England, Susan Johnson Skillen

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The distinctives of spiritual development at The Master's College, Joseph Keller

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The importance of pathos in interpreting biblical narrative, Euksu Kim

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Biblical counseling program for juveniles addicted to the Internet, Mang Kyu Kim

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A study of intergenerational conflict between pastors in Korean American immigrant churches, Se Hwan Isaiah Kim

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A great commission for the 21st century: transforming the international student diaspora into a global church planting movement, Seth S. Kim

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Contemplative worship in the style of Taizé: the impact of song, scripture, and silence, William Brian Kirby

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God's initiates: an African contextual theology, James Zokaya Labala

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An ethnographic study of the relief ministries of the Oasis Chapel and missiological implications for relational missiology in Japan, Sin Lun Law

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Preaching the parables of Jesus in the 21st century church, John William Leprohon

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A process for integrating ex-offenders into local faith communities through reconciliation, Michael A. Leshon

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Starting new United Methodist churches: reaching African Americans in the new millennium, Candace M. Lewis

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Created for unity: biblical principles of marriage, Paul E. Linzey

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Be transformed by the renewing of your mind: the role of the mind in Pauline spiritual formation, Robert G. Lledo

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Leadership excellence : developing the next leaders to excel in the large Hmong church, Samuel Ly

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Radical, gospel, transformative hospitality of place, Jaqueline Elise Madison-McCreary

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A redemptive leadership development model for African-American women entering ministry, Nicole Lynne Massie Martin

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'Where was God when Sagrario needed him?' : atonement's answer to suffering and a Trinitarian response, Dannis M. Matteson

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Creating a comprehensive strategic preaching plan that leads believers to become fully devoted followers of Christ, Brad Marshall McConnaughey

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An analysis of four transitional events between kingdom and the eternal state, Darryl E. McConnell

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The Jamaican church: a supportive family system in times of crisis, Ruthlyn McLarty

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Nurturing a Christian identity in adolescents at Grand Ledge Baptist Church, Brian M. McLaughlin

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Providing pastoral care to the military, veterans, and their families through church hospitality, David Earl McLean

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A childlike faith: how the church disciples covenant children, Roelof D. Meintjes

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Hispanic church planting in Chicago, Scott Millar

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Mission beyond commission: empowered by the Holy Spirit; a strategic approach for effective ministry to Navy SEALs, Wesley J. Modder

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Equipping Citylife adults to navigate the faith formation stages of doubt and spiritual darkness, Lynn Moresi

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Preaching good news to the poor: theological assumptions about the Kingdom of God and their effect on Bible translation, Charles Arthur Mortensen

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The charismatic movement In The Orthodox Church, Bogdan Neacsiu

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The relationship between early morning prayer attendance and spiritual maturity in the Korean North American church context, Jason Noh

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The art of disciple-making: applying principles from Christ's training of the twelve to small group ministry, Steven E. Norris

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Worshipping meaningfully: the complementary dynamics of liturgy and theology in worship, Joseph Tom Omolo

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Factors encouraging or impeding the process of making disciples among Chinese scholars in the United States, Glendon Osborn

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Capturing the power of mid-sized, mission-focused groups: missional communities at Open Door Church, Scott S. Palmbush

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A study on the relationship between servant leadership style and the growth of traditional churches in Korea, Min Koo Park

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Qualities and practices of effective mentors of army chaplains, Mark Allen Penfold