Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Adult Learning, Biblical Literacy, Bible Study, Exposition, Hermeneutics, Pentecostal
Christianity | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Religion
Offutt, Paula K., "Biblical Literacy: An Expositional Christ-Centered Approach to Bible Study" (2022). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 3690.
This action research aimed to examine biblical literacy from an expositional Christ-centered approach to Bible study. Using a triangular curriculum design focusing on scriptural theology, Bible study methodology, and a transformative approach to Christ-centered learning, the action research results revealed that an expositional Christ-centered approach increases biblical literacy. The researcher garnered data by hosting four bi-weekly Bible study sessions employing pre-and-post assessments to capture participants' current and post-state of biblical literacy. The validity and reliability of the pre-and-post assessments were determined by a focus group that reviewed the measurement tools and provided feedback confirming the trustworthiness and dependability of the assessments.