Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Education in Christian Leadership (EdD)
Great Commission, disciple, disciple-makers, chapel, discipleship-groups
Humphrey, Bailey, "Understanding the Perceived Effect of Chapel and Discipleship-Group Models in Christian Education" (2022). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 3408.
Jesus’ final command before ascending to Heaven, otherwise known as The Great Commission, is detailed in Matthew 28:19-20. While the overall aim of Christian education is to provide students with an education from a biblical worldview, this education must expand beyond the academics taught in classrooms. Christian education should be equally concerned with making disciples of students who will then go forward to be disciple-makers themselves. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to understand the students’ perceived spiritual effect of chapel and discipleship-group models in Christian education. The data collected analyzed the positive and negative elements of the chapel and discipleship-group models to help conclude what is a more effective way for Christian educators to make disciples. With this information, educators can increase their impact on students.