School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Michael C Whittington
Bible Study, Family, Innovation, Leadership, Prayer, Spiritual
Biblical Studies | Christian Denominations and Sects | Practical Theology | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Kitchens, Leonard, "Spiritual Innovation: A Faith-Based Model To Equip Men To Become The Spiritual Leaders For The American Family In Crisis" (2016). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1285.
The American culture is experiencing the degradation of the family. James Dobson describes this as “America in peril.” This is not solely because of lack of spiritual leadership in the household, but the lack of which is a prominent factor for the American family in crisis. Through qualitative and quantitative analyses of 203 Christian men, this doctoral project identifies shortfalls, provides evidence of biblical responsibility, and develops a model to assist Christian men to lead their families spiritually, which is the mandate of God. Proposing a faith-based approach to preserving the Christian family, this thesis underlines the importance of the role of a husband and father as a spiritual leader. This thesis provides a biblical model of spiritual leadership that will equip, encourage, and empower Christian husbands and fathers to engage in their God given role, providing hope for the present as well as future generations.