Date of Award

Fall 12-2014

Document Type


Primary Advisor

Dr. David Wray

Secondary Advisor

Dr. Douglas Foster

Committee Reader

Dr. Jeff Childers


This thesis describes a project to facilitate holistic spiritual formation at the Northside Church of Christ in Laredo, Texas. A program consisting of seven weekly sessions of intergenerational religious experiences was enacted at the church in hopes of catalyzing growth in the cognitive, relational, affective, and behavioral domains. These sessions were constructed on a foundation consisting of the experiences of the non-class Churches of Christ—a group of congregations that has historically rejected the Bible class model—and informed by the intergenerational formation literature. Evaluation of this project showed relational and affective growth greater than what the congregation had experienced with the traditional Bible class model. Cognitive learning was at least comparable to the previous model. No changes in behavior were detected. Other congregations may be able to adapt the intergenerational religious experiences model with positive results in their own context.

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