Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Self-Efficacy, Christian Educators, Preaching, Meta-Communication, Homiletics, Training
Christianity | Communication | Religion
Tolbert, Jonathan Blake, "Self-Efficacy Among Christian Educators" (2020). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2693.
Christian educators often lack specialized training in message delivery which leads to a lower self-efficacy. Christian educators devote their lives to fulfillment of the Great Commission; it is the job of the church universal to provide resources and support that equip the saints to boldly share the Gospel with great confidence. When self-efficacy is low, confidence is low. Theological foundations are often strong and well-developed by the local church. The practical aspect of preaching, meaning delivery, is an area that is underrepresented in academic research. This project presents specialized training in message delivery as a catalyst for improving self-efficacy. The goal of this action research project was to provide ministry settings with a framework of how to increase the self-efficacy through message delivery training for Christian educators, which include both laity and clergy.