Date

5-1998

Document Type

Article

Department

Seminary

Degree

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Chair

Ron Giese

Primary Subject Area

Education, Higher; Education, Religious; Religion, General

Abstract

Concern for the spiritual formation in ministerial training has grown in recent years, and reasons for this are discussed. The history of spiritual formation in pastoral training as well as relevant Scriptures are reviewed. Particular attention is given to Christ's earthly ministry as well as key biblical terms related to spiritual formation. Certain expectations based on the weight of Scripture are determined. Results of a spiritual formation survey sent to thirty-five evangelical seminaries and a self-study of the writer's own seminary are analyzed. This project makes recommendations for enhancing seminary spiritual formation efforts.

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