Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
COVID-19, Church, Isolation, Fear, Anger, Confusion, Sovereignty, God, Everlasting Father, King, Kingdom, Prince of Peace, Good Shepherd, Wonderful Counselor, Dethrone God, Methodology, Sessions, Results, Conclusion, Omnipresence, Omni-benevolent, Omnipotence, Omniscient, Eternal, Lord
Peters, Marie Diane, "God's Sovereignty - Our Peace in the Darkness" (2022). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 3995.
This thesis action project utilizes a biblical understanding of God’s sovereignty to help Christians embrace God’s peace and stability as they navigate times of chaos and uncertainty. The goals are to identify unhealthy struggles through interviews that believers experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic, conduct a workshop that teaches a biblical understanding of God’s sovereignty, and assess its effectiveness for managing fear. After the workshop, participants showed an increased awareness of God’s sovereignty, personal ways knowledge of God’s sovereignty affected them, and how they would apply it during dark and challenging times. The results show that a greater understanding of God’s sovereignty allows believers to gain greater peace and security now and during future times of darkness and uncertainty.