Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Dan L Burrell
Youth, Students, Student Ministry, Exegetical, Hermeneutics
Whiteis, Casey, "Implementation of a Basic Exegetical and Hermeneutical Class for Students: To Interpret God’s Word Exegetically and Apply God’s Word Hermeneutically" (2019). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2033.
A course to use in student ministries that addresses the capabilities of students in being able to interpret and apply the Bible for themselves. The rationale for choosing this topic is that students are aging out of the student ministry without a basic understanding of how to read, interpret, and apply God’s Word for themselves. All too often, while attending the student ministry, students understand topics that relate to what they are experiencing in high school; however, are they receiving the tools required to continue applying God’s Word to their lives? Tools are provided to students that will guide them in interpreting and applying the truths found within the biblical text. The potential value of this program is that it will provide students with the basic knowledge required to interpret exegetically and hermeneutically. The research approach was to design a course that could be used to help develop these skills.