Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Primary Subject Area
Religion, Clergy; Religion, General; Psychology, Social
Ministry, Nonverbal Communication
Communication | Comparative Methodologies and Theories | Interpersonal and Small Group Communication | Psychology | Religion
Pope, Mark, "A Practical Guide for Pastors in the Nonverbal Communication Process" (2012). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 524.
The purpose of this project is to offer pastors a practical guide in understanding the nonverbal communication process within the ministry setting. The project will bridge research in secular nonverbal communication and integrate the requirements of scripture as they apply to the pastor`s interaction with his people. For this to be accomplished the process must recognize how scripture applies to how the pastor is to interact in his daily life as well as his calling. To do so, the project will integrate secular nonverbal communication studies; questionnaires received by pastors of the topic, and biblical requirements from 1 Timothy 3. The project will then provide the pastor with a process on how to interact in this method which will help him to interact effectively within the Christian environment.