Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
preaching, sermon application, preaching application, expository sermon application, sermon analogy
Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Keuss, David, "Effective Sermon Application in a Charlotte Exurb Baptist Church" (2021). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 3152.
This thesis explores an improvement in expository sermon application using two technical tools added to the sermon divisions of sermon series messages. The background of applicational improvements is explored, the problem at Sandy Plains Baptist Church of Gastonia is outlined, and the solution employed. The problem is a spiritual comfort or plateau among members with previous life applications of sermons. The goal was to provide two new resources that would overcome the spiritual status quo in Sunday worship attendee’s lives. This method was tested utilizing Likert scale surveys, unpaired T-tests, and facilitator notations. The thesis project provides guidance to other researchers in expository preaching application improvements.