Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Discipleship, Spiritual Formation, Christian education, Holiness-Pentecostal, Progressive Sanctification, COGIC
Christianity | Practical Theology
Hodge, Devale A., "Toward Transformative Christian Education that Facilitates Spiritual Formation at Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ" (2022). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 3482.
The discipleship or Christian education ministry at Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ (COGIC) is not fostering intentional spiritual formation within its congregants. Spiritual formation intentionality is missing within the congregation. The lack of spiritual formation intentionally naturally leads to a discipleship deficit. And this deficit is seen and felt within this project’s context. Yet the call to return to deep and transformative disciple-making, which produces Christlikeness is vital and commonplace. This thesis project attempts to examine and address the struggle of discipleship and spiritual formation intentionality at Miracle Temple COGIC. To address the problem the researcher implements a four-phase project intervention, which consists of (1) a focus group comprised of current Sunday school teachers; (2) an assessment of the congregation’s present discipleship status; (3) a three-day spiritual formation Bible study; and (4) a final participant survey; all to determine if the congregation experienced an increase in discipleship and spiritual formation intentionality.