Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Waiting on God, Radical Fasting, Prayer, Christian Mentors
Christianity | Practical Theology | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Taylor, Cleveland, "Tarry There! Spiritual Endowment for Today's Generation Per Luke 24:49" (2018). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1639.
This project will revisit the biblical significance of the treatment of tarry in Luke 24:49 (KJV) and the key principle of waiting on the timing of God’s provision of “power” promised to accomplish the job description He has given Christians. A period of radical fasting and prayer retreat will be an initial tarry presented to encounter the Holy Spirit experience. The word for power that Luke uses in Luke 24:49 and Acts 1:8 references “that ability to do work.” Acts 1:4 placed emphasis on the disciples not leaving Jerusalem without the promise. The potential value of this topic is in its impact on the reader’s personal life. The project will conduct a hundred surveys, interviews and research of historical tarry data. The successful tarry, as Luke presents it, will yield an authentic encounter with the promised Holy Spirit, and the production of guidelines for Christian mentors to tarry for endowment.