School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Addiction, Incarceration, Pastoral Counseling, Substance Abuse
Christianity | Comparative Methodologies and Theories | Other Religion | Practical Theology | Religion
Schmidt, Michael, "Identification, Intervention, and Implementation of a Church Substance-Abuse Program for Twenty-Six to Forty-Six Year Olds" (2017). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1396.
Peer-reviewed empirical research indicates that the church can improve how it equips ministers to reach out to twenty-six to forty-six year olds suffering from substance abuse. This thesis project will help ministers evaluate, rethink, and implement better addiction-outreach programs. It is the intent of this thesis project to guide ministers and church workers, to give them levelheaded, real-world, hands-on, sensible solutions in order to see clear-cut positive progress in their outreach program to substance abusers. This thesis will answer the question: Is the church doing a good job of identifying and ministering to substance-abusing addicts? This doctoral thesis will provide helpful suggestions that ministers and church members can use to help those who are suffering from substance abuse.