Abilene Campus (Residential)
Date of Award
Graduate School of Theology
Doctor of Ministry
Second Committee Member or Secondary Advisor
David W. Wray
Third Committee Member or Committee Reader
Darryl L. Tippens
The purpose of this study was to produce a model of instruction that enabled the nurturing of holistic faith among adult members of the Higden, Arkansas, Church of Christ. The project began with an analysis of the congregation by using a Congregational Profile Inventory. Problems identified included individualism, traditionalism, an indoctrination philosophy of education (disallowing doubt, questioning, and reason), a works/righteousness approach to faith, and a lack of transparency regarding personal struggles. Many adult members were depicted as living at the projected faith level of an early adolescent. The project continued by searching for a model of faith nurturing that would help these members move from a projected faith level to an integrated faith level where faith is personalized.
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Sites, Jimmy, "Rivers of Faith: Nurturing Holistic Faith Among Adult Members of the Higden Church of Christ" (1995). Digital Commons @ ACU, Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 622.