School of Behavioral Sciences
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Primary Subject Area
Religion, Clergy; Religion, General
Mathews, Steven Hugh, "A Spiritual Disciplines-Based Discipleship Curriculum for the Local Church" (2005). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 265.
The practice of the spiritual disciplines in local Baptist churches is in decline, and there does not exist a curriculum designed to implement the disciplines into the public teaching ministry of the local church. The purpose of this project is to design, implement, and evaluate such a curriculum, with respect to participants' understanding of, motivation to practice, and perceived effectiveness in, ten key spiritual disciplines. The curriculum is evaluated by a diagnostic tool based on Bloom's Taxonomy, and is intended to measure increases in knowledge, motivation, and effectiveness.