Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Charles N Davidson
Primary Subject Area
Education, Religious; Religion, General; Religion, Philosophy of; Theology; Religion, Clergy
Discipleship, Sermon Based Small Groups
Comparative Methodologies and Theories | Education | Practical Theology | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Harless, Jon, "Transformational Discipleship: A Model For Sermon-Based Small Groups For Life Transformation" (2012). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 534.
In consideration of the Great Commission commanded by Jesus Christ, it is certain that the goal of every pastor is to present to the Lord transforming or maturing disciples of Jesus Christ. With this in mind, the purpose of this project is to research and champion the effectiveness of Transformational Discipleship by providing the biblical and theological merits of this discipleship process while also providing a more concrete understanding of the practical effectiveness of this method of discipleship for life transformation in the fulfilling of the Great Commission. This method of discipleship here described as "transformational" is when the pastor's sermon is conjoined with small group reinforcement and relational accountability to produce greater potential for life transformation.