Date

4-2016

Department

School of Divinity

Degree

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Chair

William J. Higley, Denise Moitinho

Keywords

Anointing, Christian Disciplines, Holy Spirit

Disciplines

Biblical Studies | Christianity | Other Religion | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Abstract

Why do some Christians expect and experience the power of God (biblical anointing) in their daily living and other Christians rarely do? This project contends that a lack of understanding the principles of biblical anointing is a fundamental cause of this difference. The purpose of this study is to increase the understanding of biblical anointing by the Christians attending Faith Baptist Church. Biblical principles related to understanding, living and maintaining the anointed life will be presented. This project will measure the increase in understanding biblical anointing from the responses given to pre-study and post-study surveys. The teaching will be in two formats, an intensive three-day instruction and through a sermon series on six Sunday mornings to the entire congregation in worship. The study will also seek to determine the most useful teaching method of the two formats through examination of the survey results.