Author(s)

Rick BuckFollow

Department

Seminary

Degree

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Chair

Charlie Davidson

Primary Subject Area

Education, Religious; Religion, General; Religion, Clergy; Religion, History of; Religion, Biblical Studies

Keywords

Harold Willmington, History of LBI, LHBI, Liberty Bible Institute, Local Church Bible Institute, TRBI

Disciplines

Biblical Studies | Christianity | History of Christianity | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Abstract

The purpose of this thesis project is to provide a qualitative case study regarding the major contributions of Harold Willmington to Liberty University. The project highlights the significant contributions to discipleship and education of non-traditional adult learners within the Liberty University family. The research questions seek to collect data regarding the degree of satisfaction of Bible education and ministry training of post-graduation alumni. The thesis project analyzes the development of the various Bible Institute programs established at Liberty University and other major contributions made by Harold Willmington from 1972 to the present. A significant amount of data is obtained through personal interviews of primary participants and a survey of post-graduate ministry students. In addition, qualitative analysis developed information from program catalogs, registrar data, digital curriculum resources and other institutional records.