Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Jeffrey L. Cockrell
Spiritual formation, Transformation, Spiritual growth, Transformative power, Discipleship, Spiritual discipline, Group participation, Church unity, Godliness, Sanctification, Biblical inerrancy, Theological education
Nkenke, Grace, "The Effect of Theological Education on the Spiritual Formation of the Women of a Local Church" (2023). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 4722.
This thesis project seeks to utilize seven weeks of theological training and spiritual discipline practices to facilitate the spiritual formation of the adult female members of Christ the Foundation Church (CFC). The aim is to develop Christians that are hearers and doers of God’s Word. Consequently, equipping them for the Kingdom task assigned to every follower of Christ, recorded in Matthew 28:18-20. Qualitative research with a sample size of 10 participants was conducted. A pretest/post-test questionnaire was used to assess spiritual growth. Bloom’s educational model taxonomy was employed for intervention evaluation. Exposure to sound theology, spiritual formation practices, and the empowerment of the Holy Spirit propels the participants toward Christlikeness. The importance of this thesis project can only be understood in light of the Church’s mission. The Church of Christ is mandated to disciple and equip the believers to participate in spreading the Gospel of God’s Kingdom. This equipping involves the development of believers with sound biblical/theological knowledge and with a heart that gravitates toward being Christlike.