Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Covenant, Paradise, Sanctification, Reconciliation, Personal Intimacy, Justification
Counseling | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Wickham, Courtney W., "A Strategic Evangelism Project for the Youth of the Newly Formed South Brooklyn Academy Sparklers: The Indiscriminate Distribution of God's Four Everlasting Covenant Provisions" (2018). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1911.
God’s prophetic word to Jeremiah (31:31-34) echoes God’s plan of redemption which was there, even before the foundation of the earth. In this prophecy, God declares that “He will write His law on the hearts of men”. God’s law is His Word, and this Word “became flesh and dwelt among men” (John 1:14). This Thesis Project focuses on the first stage of Evangelism, sowing. The membership of the South Brooklyn Academy Sparklers Pathfinder Club, represent the youth arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. They are passionate about the Great Commission (Matt. 28:18-20) and the Three Angels Messages (Rev. 14:6-12). However, because they are driven by the desire to have new converts, their focus is on reaping more than sowing. This has resulted in a negative growth of the church. This Thesis Project is designed to create a paradigm shift commencing at the youth level. It shifts from the human numbers-driven reaping to the Holy Spirit-led sowing. It is about the Promised Seed (Gen. 3:15). This promise is enveloped in God’s Everlasting Covenant, and its inherent four provisions of sanctification, reconciliation, personal intimacy with God, and justification. The Promised Seed is the embodiment of these provisions, and God has bequeathed these provisions to all mankind – from “the least to the greatest of these” (Jer. 31:34).