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Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  This historical case study explores leadership in the Meserete Kristos Church (MKC) during the 1974-1991 Ethiopian Revolution using Robert Quinn's concept of the "Fundamental State of Leadership" as a research lens. Based on interviews and other first-person accounts, analysis indicated that persecution forced MKC leaders to clarify the priority of their devotion to Jesus and engagement in his misison....
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Meserete Kristos Church (Ethiopia), Persecution Ethiopia History 20th century,...
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Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract: This work address theoretically and practically the spirit and practice of legalism that is undermining the Gospel of grace in the church in Africa. In the theological brief, The Law, The Spirit, and Faith In Sanctiflcution (Part I), our purpose is to clarify and affirm what the Scriptures teach concerning the nature and means of sanctification, and the proper role of the law in New Covenant life. Our thesis is:...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Sanctification, Law and gospel Biblical teaching, Africa
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Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Master of Theology (ThM) Thesis Abstract: The goal of this project has been to better understand the concepts of creation in the Vedas and the Bible for the purposes of better understanding the relationships within each system between the creator and the creation as well as between the various created inanimate and animate objects and beings. The study then seeks to understand the similarities and differences between the Vedic and Biblical concepts and seeks...
Topics: GCTS, ThM, Thesis, Christianity and other religions Hinduism, Creation Biblical teaching, Cosmology...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract: This thesis sought to discover the beginnings, organization, development, and growth ofthe Church ofGod ofProphecy in South Carolina, and to identify key people, places, and events that were pivotal in this Pentecostal denomination's significant genealogy. The author used extensive archival research, review of existing literature, and interviews ofeyewitnesses and participants to compile pertinent data. The research...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Church of God of Prophesy South Carolina History, Pentecostalism United States...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project  Abstract: The purpose of this research project was (1) to clarify the common identity and shared features of gospel city movements (GCMs) in the U.S., and (2) to discern the perceived applicability and usefulness of the collective impact (CI) model to current largescale movements. This study was grounded in a theology of the city which was constructed through a biblical survey of the metanarrative of Scripture. A...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, City missions United States, Cities and towns Religious aspects, Cross-cultural...
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Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  Most preachers need to improve. Some recognize that fact and are willing to invest time and money to do so. For those motivated preachers, however, the means of improvement are in large part inaccessible, or ineffective. This study develops an approach, rooted in the discipline of Christian Coaching, that is both effective and can easily be made available to help preachers improve. It demonstrates that in two...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Preaching Study and teaching, Mentoring
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Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Master of Arts, New Testament Thesis Abstract: James uses the prophet Elijah as an example of righteous prayer. This thesis explores the possibility that James may have intended his readers to recognize both historical and eschatological imagery associated with the biblical prophet. First, it shows that in early Jewish literature the eschatological and historical Elijah traditions were not held in isolation of each other. Imagery from descriptions of...
Topics: GCTS, MANT, Thesis, Elijah (Biblical prophet) In the New Testament, Elijah (Biblical prophet),...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract: Biblical adulthood is not automatic and can get delayed or derailed in many ways. An evaluation of five exemplar church's rites of passage strategy demonstrates that a potential preventative measure occurs when the home and the church begin to leverage significant milestones in the course of adolescence, coordinating them with a spiritual truth such that a faith marker is created and celebrated by the community of...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Faith development Youth, Church work with youth
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Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Master of Theology, New Testament, Thesis Abstract: This thesis examines the identity and function of ἔθνος in Matthew 21 :43 in relation to the historical Jesus and the Gospel of Matthew's depiction of Jesus and his followers.  The study begins with an overview of interpretation concerning Matt 21 :43 and relevant methodological presuppositions for the study (chapter 1). Second, this study examines the particular historical context of Matthew 21 :43...
Topics: GCTS, ThM, Thesis, Bible Matthew, Kingdom of God Biblical teaching
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The Africanus Journal is an academic, multilingual journal published by the Africanus Guild at the Boston Campus of Gordon-Conwell, the Center for Urban Ministerial Education (CUME). The Journal features faculty, students, alumni and friends of the Guild and of CUME, and strives to promote academic work that is multiethnic, urban-oriented, committed to an inerrant understanding of the Bible and to interpreting it in conversation with the realities of the world in which we live.   Contents of...
Topics: GCTS, Academic Journal, Africanus Journal, Africanus Guild, Center for Urban Ministerial Education,...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  Infidelity is commonly understood as a betrayal of one’s partner’s trust, a violation of the marital agreement, and a threat to the marital bond. Christians are not immune to infidelity. The question that arises is: is there a correlation between a person’s spiritual maturity level and their tendency towards infidelity? This correlational study examined the relationship between spiritual maturity levels and...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Church work with families Indonesia, Adultery Biblical teaching, Church work...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Master of Arts, New Testament, Thesis Abstract: This work investigates the use of clothing in conveying symbolic meaning in Greco-Roman literature and the Gospel of Luke. This investigation considers both the symbolic meaning conveyed by the clothing regarding literary characters portrayed by that clothing, as well as the semantic bearing this symbolism has on the story or narrative in which the characters are functioning. Utilizing Paul Ricoeur's theory of...
Topics: GCTS, MANT, Thesis, Bible Luke, Clothing and dress Symbolic aspects Rome, Clothing and dress...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  Most twenty-first century Canadian churches are either plateaued or in decline. While church planting is vital, the need for the missional renewal of existing churches represents both a crisis and an opportunity. This project evaluated pastoral leadership in fifteen Canadian congregations in order to identify effective strategies for the missional renewal. This project orbited around two questions. What type of...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Christian leadership Evangelistic work, Church renewal Canada, Alpha courses...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  This project develops a model for helping students connect the dots in community. This ministry vision for the church invests in a commitment to prepare students to transition from high school without graduating from their faith. Included in this thesis is a two-year Grad Prep Program designed to equip upper-classmen to prepare for this transition. The bottom line of this thesis: a prepped faith is the best faith!...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Church work with teenagers, Christian youth Religious life, Spiritual formation...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  The focus of this thesis-project is a pedagogical question that explores how a local congregation can recover an understanding and practice of community in order not just to be a community, but to function as a formative disciple-making communion. The goal of this thesis-project is to affirm that vocational discipleship is primary in the mission of local congregations. This thesis-project recommends practices...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Discipling (Christianity), Vocation Religious aspects, Church renewal
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  This thesis-project examines whether end-of-worship liturgies designed to equip worshipers for missional participation in Christ’s threefold office can play a role in missional transformation. A review of theoretical, practical, and field research literature on missional worship suggests three promising liturgies: intercessory prayers, introduced offerings, and lay commissionings. These liturgies were separately...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Church renewal
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  Worship empowers discipleship through hearing, sharing, and remembering God’s Story, and encourages discipleship as God’s Story and our stories combine to lead seekers and Christ followers alike to the deeper worship of God. In other words, worship is the alpha and omega of discipleship. Storytelling is the vital component in both worship and discipleship. Worship re-tells God’s Story. Discipleship is...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Missional church movement, Discipling (Christianity) Worship, Church work with...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract: This project investigates the conflict over the Bible's inspiration within the Advent Christian Church from the 1950s through the early 1960s, setting the debate within the Fundamentalist-Modernist controversies and exploring its influence on the two colleges that trained Advent Christian clergy--Berkshire Christian College (Lenox, Mass) and Aurora University (Ill). The conflict represents a clash between two...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Advent Christian Church Doctrines, Advent Christian Church, Bible Inspiration...
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Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract: This thesis is a systemic study of the deficiency observed in the living systems of the Ibadan theological education community. This research therefore explored how the living systems of the Ibadan theological education community can renew themselves for a desirable outcome. The overall framework ofthis project finds expression in Villafane's hermeneutic circle of social ethics characterized by the following three...
Topics: Thesis, DMin, GCTS, Theology Study and teaching, Nigeria
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The Africanus Journal is an academic, multilingual journal published by the Africanus Guild at the Boston Campus of Gordon-Conwell, the Center for Urban Ministerial Education (CUME). The Journal features faculty, students, alumni and friends of the Guild and of CUME, and strives to promote academic work that is multiethnic, urban-oriented, committed to an inerrant understanding of the Bible and to interpreting it in conversation with the realities of the world in which we live.   Contents of...
Topics: GCTS, Academic Journal, Africanus Journal, Africanus Guild, Center for Urban Ministerial Education,...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract: My local ministry context is a theologically conservative Anglican congregation, in which a substantial proportion of youth and children are or have been enrolled in home-based education. I designed and ran a pilot workshop for high-school students in home-based education, with a goal of offering training in boundaries, skills, and habits that allow for positive interaction with popular electronic media. A study of...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Church work with youth Anglican, Spiritual formation Youth, Youth Religious...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  This paper will look at the role of money in the life of national pastoral leaders serving in a weak economy like Haiti. It attempts to address the following question: How can pastoral leaders manage their resources in order to provide a decent life for their families with dignity, taking into considerations the economic limitations of their country and without entering an unhealthy dependency to a foreign...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Clergy Salaries, etc. Haiti, Financial security Haiti Religious aspects,...
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The Africanus Journal is an academic, multilingual journal published by the Africanus Guild at the Boston Campus of Gordon-Conwell, the Center for Urban Ministerial Education (CUME). The Journal features faculty, students, alumni and friends of the Guild and of CUME, and strives to promote academic work that is multiethnic, urban-oriented, committed to an inerrant understanding of the Bible and to interpreting it in conversation with the realities of the world in which we live.   Contents of...
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Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  In this circumstance the first purpose of this research is discussing on historical, biblical, theological levels that the essence of the church lies in its community, and that nothing more than community church can maintain the essence of the church, and by relating to the discussion, studying and proving with actual study experiment community of the cell church as a community church from the aspect of practical...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Christian leadership
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  Soutenue le 4 mars 2016 ,devant la commission d'évaluation composée de Madame Karen E. Mason (PhD.) et de Monsieur Jay Michel St-Fort (DMin.), cette thèse porte sur l'étude des principes de l'enseignement des enfants dans les églises évangéliques en Haïti, via l'école du Dimanche. S'appuyant sur un corpus constitué de cinq chapitres, ladite thèse se propose d'améliorer le système d'enseignements qui...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Christian education of children Study and teaching, Haiti
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The Africanus Journal is an academic, multilingual journal published by the Africanus Guild at the Boston Campus of Gordon-Conwell, the Center for Urban Ministerial Education (CUME). The Journal features faculty, students, alumni and friends of the Guild and of CUME, and strives to promote academic work that is multiethnic, urban-oriented, committed to an inerrant understanding of the Bible and to interpreting it in conversation with the realities of the world in which we live.   Contents of...
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Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  This paper focused on how integrated Christian counseling was used to help a Chinese Filipino family. The readers could gain a deeper understanding of the dynamics of infidelity; how it affected the Chinese Filipino families, and the role which integrated Christian counseling played in bringing about healing in such families. Results revealed that the combination of Hope-Focused Marriage Counseling, Cognitive...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Marriage counseling Adultery, Families Philippines, Chinese Philippines, Church...
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The Africanus Journal is an academic, multilingual journal published by the Africanus Guild at the Boston Campus of Gordon-Conwell, the Center for Urban Ministerial Education (CUME). The Journal features faculty, students, alumni and friends of the Guild and of CUME, and strives to promote academic work that is multiethnic, urban-oriented, committed to an inerrant understanding of the Bible and to interpreting it in conversation with the realities of the world in which we live.   Contents of...
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Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  Like every organization, churches need leaders. Pastors can sit back and hope leaders emerge on their own or they can take an active role in developing leaders, viewing it as part of their discipleship responsibility. As demonstrated in Scripture and in other literature, pastors who choose to be intentional about it will share leadership, develop people, and leave behind a legacy of leaders. The goal of this...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Lay ministry Training, Christian leadership, Leadership Religious aspects...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract: Violence is behavior involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill. The crisis in Jos, Plateau State Nigeria has been described as "Ethno-Religious." This study has revealed that the present crises are rooted in the interpretation of perceptions of history. A critical survey of how violence has been handled historically in the life of the church is covered. Whatever position the church takes...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Ethnic conflict Nigeria Religious aspects, Ethnic conflict Religious aspects,...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  Entender la dinámica de trabajar con hispanos desde una óptica multicultural requiere un acercamiento que nos permita aceptar el desafio que esto representa a la pastoral del siglo 21. Hay que entender su historia, su trasfondo social y su cultura. Enfrentamos el dilema de "cómo hemos de atender" a millones de hispanos que ya están y que siguen llegando a Estados Unidos. Su diversidad cultural exige...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Hispanic American churches, Multiculturalism Religious aspects, Massachusetts...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  Although there are many coaching books, literary resources on coaching addressed to those who want to learn to how to coach, very few resources are designed to lead, equip, train and coach experienced coaches. This also applies to church leaders. Without a doubt, in the 21st century, church leaders have to guide and coach current leaders to become future ones. It is their responsibility to equip the body of...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Église Baptiste Evangélique de Terrebonne-Mascouche, Clergy Canada Baptist,...
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The Africanus Journal is an academic, multilingual journal published by the Africanus Guild at the Boston Campus of Gordon-Conwell, the Center for Urban Ministerial Education (CUME). The Journal features faculty, students, alumni and friends of the Guild and of CUME, and strives to promote academic work that is multiethnic, urban-oriented, committed to an inerrant understanding of the Bible and to interpreting it in conversation with the realities of the world in which we live.   Contents of...
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The Africanus Journal is an academic, multilingual journal published by the Africanus Guild at the Boston Campus of Gordon-Conwell, the Center for Urban Ministerial Education (CUME). The Journal features faculty, students, alumni and friends of the Guild and of CUME, and strives to promote academic work that is multiethnic, urban-oriented, committed to an inerrant understanding of the Bible and to interpreting it in conversation with the realities of the world in which we live.   Contents of...
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Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract: Using a biblical-historical approach, this thesis argues that discipleship and revival must coexist in the church. It defines true discipleship and the authentic work of the Holy Spirit in revival. It is then applied to the ministry context of Manhattan Mission Church, providing a universal meaning of genuine discipleship and Godly revival for modern day churches and providing a ministry blueprint for other church...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Manhattan Mission Church, Discipling (Christianity), Church renewal Revival,...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract: This thesis-project considers whether the adoption of an elder-based leadership structure might positively contribute to spiritual health of a congregational church. After setting out a biblical and theological foundation, relevant literature in the field is considered. A survey instrument is used to compare and contrast congregationally governed churches seeking possible correlations between leadership structure...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Church polity, Elders (Church officers), Christian leadership
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  The purpose of this study is to present the rediscovering of biblical leadership as a guide to shepherd leadership for the church revival in the 21st century. In doing so, I would like to focus on two research surveys conducted through the theological foundation of Korean Presbyterian Church and Yale Presbyterian Church located in In-Cheon City, South Korea. In the last thirty years of church history and ministry,...
Topics: GCTS, Thesis, DMin, Presbyterian Church Korea History, Christian leadership Korea, Christian...
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Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Master of Arts, New Testament, Thesis Abstract: This work examines Christology in the letter of James. It specifically deals with whether James has a divine Christology or not. The primary evidence for this study is the letter of James. Also examined is early Jewish literature and Jewish Scriptures that have historical or literary relevance to James. Secondary literature that relates to the topic is also considered. The thesis begins with a survey of recent...
Topics: GCTS, MANT, Thesis, Bible James, Jesus Christ Person and Offices
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  Young pastors in the Korean Methodist Church are not receiving proper seminary training in preaching. They are also not receiving enough help in the discipline of preaching during their ministries. One way to solve this problem is for older and more experienced preachers to become mentors to young pastors. The purpose of this thesisproject is to create a curriculum for training in preaching that can be used by...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Mentoring Korea (South) Religious aspects Clergy, Preaching Study and teaching...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  This thesis-project determines if pastors can grow in their devotion to prayer as it relates to ministering the Word of God in local congregations. The literature concerning the importance for prayer as well as the literature regarding effective preaching is vast. This study addresses the intersection between of these two disciplines. A workshop was presented to a group of pastors addressing the primacy of prayer...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Prayer Biblical teaching, Preaching Study and teaching, Clergy Prayers and...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  The purpose of this project is to expand the ministry impact of the Flag Aide as he or she serves to support and improve strategic communications as a conduit between the Chief of Chaplains office and chaplains at the ranks of Lieutenant Junior Grade and Lieutenant. The close proximity to the Chief of Chaplains and the connections made with the senior chaplains of the Chaplain Corps provide the Flag Aide a unique...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, United States. Navy Chaplains, United States. Navy, Military chaplains United...
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The Africanus Journal is an academic, multilingual journal published by the Africanus Guild at the Boston Campus of Gordon-Conwell, the Center for Urban Ministerial Education (CUME). The Journal features faculty, students, alumni and friends of the Guild and of CUME, and strives to promote academic work that is multiethnic, urban-oriented, committed to an inerrant understanding of the Bible and to interpreting it in conversation with the realities of the world in which we live.   Contents of...
Topics: GCTS, Academic Journal, Africanus Journal, Africanus Guild, Center for Urban Ministerial Education,...
Debarim: The Student Theological Journal of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary 5 (1982-1983) Contents: The Battle is YHWH's: An Inductive Analysis of Holy War in I Samuel / Jackson Wisdom "My God, My God": The Problem of Evil in the Book of Job / Gloria Jan Badger The Literary Function of Mark 6:6b-13 and Its Message to Mark's Church / Patrick H. Alexander "He Will Save His Soul From Death": ΣΩΖΩ and ΚΑΛΥΠΤΩ in James 5:20 / Rick Ray Amobius of Sicca: A...
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Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  Although seminaries and bible colleges in India have discussed contextualization of Christian worship for the past several decades, the church in India has remained so westernized. With the significant impacts of globalization even the churches in rural areas of India are becoming more westernized. Although there were several attempts for contextualization of Christian worship, it never became a part of the Indian...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Public worship India, Ethnomusicology India, Christianity and culture India...
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Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project   Abstract: This thesis explores the theological and theoretical rationale behind expository story sermons. This study is important because we live in a story-culture. Wise preachers know their audience. Those who want to effectively communicate the word of God to the people who are immersed in this story-culture should be able to preach a story sermon. The result of this study is a manual in chapter five on how to prepare...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Narrative preaching
이민 한인교회들을 위한 교육과 상담을 통한 노인 목회의 방안 Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  Immigrant Korean-American Churches across the nation are experiencing a rate of aging that dramatically exceeds the trend in the general population. Senior Adult Ministry as we know it today is a relatively new development in the Korean-American Church. Korean First Generation Immigrants are now more than 65 years old and make up a...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Korean American churches Older people, Church work with older people Immigrants
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Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  Bible translators can be tempted to limit their focus to a specific verse. Better translators look more broadly and use insights from discourse grammar to ensure their translation coheres and flows naturally at the paragraph level and above. However, a translation can be more illuminating if it provides its audience with effective access to much of the intertextual context that the original authors likely expected...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Bible Translating, Bible, Intertextualtiy in the Bible
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  The significant challenge of postmodernity to the modern evangelical church calls for response. The deconstruction of hierarchal structures and the emphasis on diversity, community and mission provide a doorway for furthering partnership and interdependence (mutuality) between men and women. By researching ministries created in the postmodern age that are outside but support the evangelical church, this thesis...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Mutualism Religious aspects, Women clergy, Evangelicalism United States...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  This thesis will review an understanding of Biblical theological and psychological contributions to an integrated perspective of marriage and family therapy. Human beings are created in the image of God and since God is a relational God, they are created to relate to God and other selves, forming I-Thou bonds. Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is one approach that serves as a foundation and developing approach to...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Emotion-focused therapy Religious aspects, Pastoral counseling, Couples therapy...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  This work focuses on the development of a manual on Expository Preaching to be utilized as another tool in the Pentecostal preachers toolkit, specifically the Mount Calvary Holy Church of America, Inc. preacher. The thesis will review what expository preaching is as well as its importance to the preacher addressing congregations across the world today. In Chapter 4, a preaching course was developed to help...
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Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract: This thesis-project examines the life of Mansfield French (1810-76)—educator, clergyman, revivalist, publisher, abolitionist, army chaplain, Freedmen's Bureau officer—as a model for multivocational ministry, defined as "having multiple vocations across a single ministerial career." The thesis is a biography focused on how French transitioned through a succession of occupations, concluding with a...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, French Mansfield 1810-1876, Clergy Secular employment, Methodism History 19th...
In Chapter 1, “The Problem and its Background”, the author has introduced the major problems of female oppression as found in Kalahandi of Orissa State. The historical factors that contributed to the problems were examined and assumptions towards a change through the ministry of the gospel were made and a methodology of approach was drawn in this chapter. Chapter 2 discusses the theological framework with justification for doing such a ministry and has argued that God is concerned for the...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Church work with women, Church work with the poor, India
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The Africanus Journal is an academic, multilingual journal published by the Africanus Guild at the Boston Campus of Gordon-Conwell, the Center for Urban Ministerial Education (CUME). The Journal features faculty, students, alumni and friends of the Guild and of CUME, and strives to promote academic work that is multiethnic, urban-oriented, committed to an inerrant understanding of the Bible and to interpreting it in conversation with the realities of the world in which we live. Contents of Vol....
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Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  The goal of this thesis-project is to provide a deeper understanding of the pastoral counseling challenges faced by rural ministers and to create a resource to aid them in addressing those challenges. This thesis begins by defining rural and painting a picture of the current state of rural America. This is followed up by a survey of rural pastors focusing on the issues and struggles they encounter in the course of...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Rural churches United States, Pastoral counseling United States Rural churches,...
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Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project   Abstract: Looks at the theology, philosophy, and methodology of preaching to a multigenerational congregation. Examines generationalism and its impact on preaching by comprehending and committing to generationalism, accepting the challenges it brings, understanding the consequences, and finding ways to connect the generations as a united body of believers. Suggests key components to preaching, while maintaining that all...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Preaching, Intergenerational relations
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Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  Modern workplaces and economic systems are often oppressive. This thesis looks at the liberating power of Sabbath and discusses its possible applications in modern workplaces. Two motivational principles are derived from the Genesis and Exodus references of the fourth commandment respectively. In turn, the two motivational pricinples give rise to four practical principles as their corollaries. The four practical...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Sabbath Workplace Religious aspects, Work environment Religious aspects
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The Africanus Journal is an academic, multilingual journal published by the Africanus Guild at the Boston Campus of Gordon-Conwell, the Center for Urban Ministerial Education (CUME). The Journal features faculty, students, alumni and friends of the Guild and of CUME, and strives to promote academic work that is multiethnic, urban-oriented, committed to an inerrant understanding of the Bible and to interpreting it in conversation with the realities of the world in which we live.   Contents of...
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The Africanus Journal is an academic, multilingual journal published by the Africanus Guild at the Boston Campus of Gordon-Conwell, the Center for Urban Ministerial Education (CUME). The Journal features faculty, students, alumni and friends of the Guild and of CUME, and strives to promote academic work that is multiethnic, urban-oriented, committed to an inerrant understanding of the Bible and to interpreting it in conversation with the realities of the world in which we live.   Contents of...
Topics: GCTS, Academic Journal, Africanus Journal, Africanus Guild, Center for Urban Ministerial Education,...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project   Abstract: Statistics show that the average person watches almost 5 hours of television per day – that’s more than 1,700 hours a year. It’s obvious from these statistics that television is doing something right, for people to be tuned in for that amount of time. Communication Principles Preachers Can Learn From Television: Stop Preaching and Start Communicating has nothing to do with television’s content. Instead,...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Television in religion, Preaching, Mass media
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  « Le rôle de l'Église dans la lutte contre la pauvreté en Haïti: une réponse théologique à un phénomène social. » Tel est le titre de ce travail de recherches, de réflexion, et d'exégèse biblique. En fait, c'était en réfléchissant sur Actes 4:34 que je m'étais demandé : comment une Église peut-elle contribuer à la lutte contre la pauvreté en Haïti ? Cette question a servi de fil conducteur...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Poverty Haiti Religious aspects, Poverty Religious aspects Christianity,...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  El modelo de ministerio de la iglesia “León de Judá” ha sido de mucho avance dentro de la comunidad de Boston, es una visión que me impresionó y que uso como modelo en esta tesis. Para los ministerios hispanos que buscan envolverse en áreas de educación, de ayuda a los estudiantes para acceder a las becas de alta educación, modelo de consejería, etc. este ministerio es una punta de lanza que vale la...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Church work with immigrants New Jersey, Hispanic American churches New Jersey...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  God calls people worldwide to serve in ministry, including in regions where literacy, poverty, and geography limit access to theological education. As a result, their ministries, and those among whom they serve, suffer. It is the church’s duty, for her own good, to find ways to meet these needs. This thesis-project is a case study among the Rama Nation, an indigenous community along the Caribbean coast of...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Clergy Training Nicaragua, Rama Indians Nicaragua, Pastoral theology Study and...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  This thesis-project argues that spiritual practices that integrate beauty and aesthetics are beneficial for spiritual formation in the life of a Protestant evangelical congregation. This study will show the historical precedent for, the theological framework for, and practical examples of integrating beauty and aesthetics into practices related to the spiritual formation of Protestant evangelical congregations....
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Aesthetics Religious aspects, Art and religion, Spiritual formation Art,...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  This thesis-project studies the impact of Biblical discipleship in transforming a congregation. Many churches are struggling and are seeking revitalization. The key to congregational transformation is not a program, but Biblical discipleship. Jesus started a church by investing his time, energy, and knowledge into others. The Apostle’s carried on their discipleship by discipling others. This is what discipleship...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Christian life, Church renewal, Discipling (Christianity)
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The Africanus Journal is an academic, multilingual journal published by the Africanus Guild at the Boston Campus of Gordon-Conwell, the Center for Urban Ministerial Education (CUME). The Journal features faculty, students, alumni and friends of the Guild and of CUME, and strives to promote academic work that is multiethnic, urban-oriented, committed to an inerrant understanding of the Bible and to interpreting it in conversation with the realities of the world in which we live. Contents of Vol....
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Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  The purpose of this thesis-project was to explore the ways the experience of grief shapes us to be spiritually formed as God uses grief to reveal who He is and to shape us in the image of His Son. I explored the biblical and theological foundation that allows us to declare that God is with us in our grief and guides us through our experience for our good and his glory. I observed contemporary grief theory in order...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Church work with the bereaved, Grief therapy Religious aspects
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  A Redemptive Leadership Model has elements that can enhance leadership growth beyond competencies to a redemptive culture that will unleash organizational effectiveness and growth within Africa New Life Ministries in Rwanda. This research will examine how the Redemptive Leadership Model can enhance the preparation of leaders for organizational development and effectiveness. Africa New Life Ministries' leaders are...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Africa New Life Ministries Rwanda, Christian leadership Africa Rwanda,...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  In recent decades, many young Chinese men and women arrived in the United States to pursue advanced degrees. Following graduation, many of them find jobs, get married and settle down in the United States. With the influence from traditional Chinese parents and past social changes in China, young Chinese American couples face life challenges from many fronts. This thesis lays out an integrated therapy approach to...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Marriage counseling, Chinese Americans Religious aspects, Church work with...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  The aim of this Doctor of Ministry project is to train bi-vocational ministers in the urban Los Angeles area in basic exegetical skills and incorporate those skills into accurate, clear sermons and lessons. I argue that that by providing training to bi-vocational ministers to do basic biblical exegesis in urban Los Angeles churches, an untapped resource will be empowered to become of significant benefit in many...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Bible Study and teaching Clergy Part-time, Bible, Clergy Part-time City...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project   Abstract: The Chinese population in the Greater Boston area increased over the years, and many Chinese churches were established according to the needs to reach out to them. However, there are clusters of towns with high Chinese population but without any Chinese church in their vicinity. So, new Chinese churches need to be planted to reach out to them. The biblical foundation of church planting, and the planting of...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Chinese Bible Church of Greater Boston--Metrowest, Chinese Americans Religion,...
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Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  Many of America's military veterans who have served in conflicts such as the Vietnam War, The Gulf War, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan} have suffered what are considered invisible wounds within their souls known as Moral Injury. Ml can be characterized as feelings of betrayal, loss of innocence, and wounded conscience that results from the inability to reconcile one's perceived...
Topics: GCTS, DMin, Thesis, Pastoral care Veterans, Church work with veterans
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Master of Theology, New Testament, Thesis Abstract: This study challenges the understanding of "Son of God" as a simple title with a static meaning in the Gospel of Mark. Conversely, I argue that Mark gives dynamic development to the Son of God identity through a broad inclusio spanning from 1:10-11 to 15:38-39 in order to narrate how Jesus's messianic enthronement effectively deposes the Roman emperor. I examine the contrasting messianic and...
Topics: GCTS, ThM, Thesis, Bible Mark, Son of God History of doctrines, Jesus Christ Messiah, Messiah...
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project Abstract:  This thesis provides a comparative analysis of The Redemptive Leadership Model, as designed by Doctors Cooper and Powers, with four other leadership models as well as the Old Testament sanctuary model. To varying degrees, each model's premise is that in order to be in alignment with God's plan, fallen leaders must be redeemed and restored physically emotionally and spiritually. May the infonnation provided in this...
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The Africanus Journal is an academic, multilingual journal published by the Africanus Guild at the Boston Campus of Gordon-Conwell, the Center for Urban Ministerial Education (CUME). The Journal features faculty, students, alumni and friends of the Guild and of CUME, and strives to promote academic work that is multiethnic, urban-oriented, committed to an inerrant understanding of the Bible and to interpreting it in conversation with the realities of the world in which we live.   Contents of...
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