Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Public Scripture Reading, Biblical Literacy, Worship, Spiritual Development
Campbell, Raymond David, "The Public Reading of Scripture as Integral for Biblical Development" (2020). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2683.
The purpose of this Doctor of Ministry project is to show the impact the public reading of Scripture in worship has on spiritually developing the people of God, and by further showing whether public Scripture reading will enhance biblical literacy, spiritual development and a change of perception relating to Scripture’s role in worship. Despite the surge of worship practices in the contemporary evangelical church designed to attract people to the worship service, and practices which seek to develop spiritual growth, the actual biblical mandated practice of the public reading of Scripture as one method for developing individuals is negligible in evangelical churches. This project researched and implemented embraces the premise that a return to the public reading of Scripture in worship is primary to the spiritual development of the people of God. The thesis project investigates this hypothesis and provides the results that a return by pastors and church leaders to the practice of the public reading of Scripture in worship will assist members in developing a walk with God which shows spiritual growth and development.