School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Charles N. Davidson, David W. Hirschman
Gruner, Melanie, "A Proposal for A Local Church Infertility Ministry" (2015). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1043.
How is the church addressing the difficult issue of infertility? Pastors may not be adequately trained to handle the demon of infertility, which is a growing epidemic. Thirteen Scriptural remedies for the struggle of infertility are proposed in the form of a manual which is designed to equip and be implemented by churches. The hope is that churches will effectuate either a group dynamic or individual canvas for a detailed analysis of what Scripture teaches about infertility. Research involves surveying pastors and infertile couples about what they believe is being done in churches to relieve the sting of infertility. Results prove that there is an undeniable need for support for couples within the church involving this agonizing issue. A biblically-based manual is presented that focuses specifically on this burdensome trial. Utilizing it, churches will effectively be able to minister to couples and help them forge through the fire of infertility.