Abilene Campus (Residential)
Date of Award
Graduate School of Theology
Doctor of Ministry
Committee Chair or Primary Advisor
C. Leonard Allen
Second Committee Member or Secondary Advisor
Charles A. Sibert
Third Committee Member or Committee Reader
The purpose of this study is to produce a program of instruction and events that will facilitate the initiation of children of the Glenwood Church of Christ into the full fellowship of the church. The project begins by identifying the problem of an imprecise definition of the status of children within Churches of Christ and how this uncertainty affects the process of initiating children of the church. The project continues by avowing the innocence of all children while recognizing a difference existing between children of the church and those outside the sphere of the church. The difference is community. Those who are children of the church live within the boundaries of the community and are nurtured and shaped from birth to assume their roles as adult members of that community. The model for their initiation must, by its very nature, differ from the model of initiation for those who come into the community from outside.
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King, Tommy W., "Faith Decisions: Christian Initiation for Children of the Glenwood Church of Christ" (1994). Digital Commons @ ACU, Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 696.