Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Dan L. Burrell
Bible Literacy, Discipleship, Reading, God's Word
Practical Theology | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Austin, Joseph G., "The Role of Biblical Literacy in Discipling Believers in the Local Church" (2019). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2242.
The degradation of biblical literacy has increased in recent years to the point that many church attendees have very little actual knowledge or understanding of Biblical truths. This lack of knowledge is a direct correlation to the lack of moral foundations for many of today’s believers, particularly with younger generations. The goal of this paper is to provide a balanced, substantive, and interactive plan for churches, large and small, to integrate into their discipleship programs or use to assist the local church in establishing a discipleship program. The process will include surveys gauging the level of biblical literacy among self-identified Christians, and a way forward to encourage a regular reading of God’s Word.