Date

5-2022

Department

Rawlings School of Divinity

Degree

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Chair

Kenneth Warren

Keywords

single women, action-research, exclusion, inclusion, mentoring, perception

Disciplines

Religion | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Abstract

The thesis research project seeks to offer the readers of the project solutions to changing perceptions while improving single women's experiences as critical community members and the local church in the twenty-first century and beyond. This study will employ mixed methods analysis using both qualitative and quantitative data. The project includes a survey by single individuals between the ages of eighteen and sixty-five or older via email. Participants will complete a thirty-two-question survey characterizing exclusionary practices in the church processes, leading to the perception of exclusion revolving around family relationships. The results of this study may allow for the positive perception of inclusion, the building of self-identity, and an increase in self-esteem; by bringing awareness to the importance of the perception of inclusion of single women in the local church and revealing opportunities for mentorship in areas that lead to spiritual growth for women.

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