Department

Seminary

Degree

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Chair

Frank Schmitt

Primary Subject Area

Education, Religious; Education, General; Education, Special; Religion, General; Religion, Clergy

Keywords

ADD, Counseling, Environment, Multi-sensory, Preaching, Worship

Disciplines

Christianity | Education | Ethics in Religion | Practical Theology | Religion | Special Education and Teaching

Abstract

A survey of recent medical studies show a rise each year in the number of people diagnosed with A.D.D., or Attention Deficit Disorder. However, pastors have not been adequately educated on how to effectively communicate, counsel, and minister to those with A.D.D. The goal of this project is to educate pastors and church leaders about the nature of A.D.D., the statistics, the symptoms, so that they may better understand how to minister to these people in their congregation. Medical statistics, findings, and new approaches to preaching and ministering will be utilized in this project to fulfill the goal.

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