Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Prosperity, Stewardship, Church Benevolence
Economics | Philosophy
Simpson, Davon, "A Stewardship Curriculum to Promote Financial Independence: Congregants of SBC Depend on the Church for Financial Support" (2023). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 4700.
This thesis project investigates the congregation of Second Baptist Church of Selma, Alabama, and their dependency upon the church for financial support. The thesis presupposes biblical illiteracy on stewardship as the hinderance for congregants of Second Baptist Church in obtaining financial independence. This project will launch a research study of the congregants of Second Baptist Church using a triangulated approach evaluating the knowledge of participants from the congregation in comparison to the stewardship curriculum. The research method includes surveys, one-on-one interviews, and small focus groups as tools to investigate the problem. This design proposes that when the curriculum is implemented it will educate the parishioners on subjects relative to stewardship and prosperity. If a curriculum on stewardship is implemented, then congregants of SBC will gain biblical literacy on stewardship, empowering them to demonstrate financial independence and prosperity in their lives.