Department

Seminary

Degree

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Chair

Frank Schmitt

Primary Subject Area

Religion, Clergy; Religion, General; Psychology, Social

Keywords

Ministry, Nonverbal Communication

Disciplines

Communication | Comparative Methodologies and Theories | Interpersonal and Small Group Communication | Psychology | Religion

Abstract

The purpose of this project is to offer pastors a practical guide in understanding the nonverbal communication process within the ministry setting. The project will bridge research in secular nonverbal communication and integrate the requirements of scripture as they apply to the pastor`s interaction with his people. For this to be accomplished the process must recognize how scripture applies to how the pastor is to interact in his daily life as well as his calling. To do so, the project will integrate secular nonverbal communication studies; questionnaires received by pastors of the topic, and biblical requirements from 1 Timothy 3. The project will then provide the pastor with a process on how to interact in this method which will help him to interact effectively within the Christian environment.

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