Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Christian, Disciples, Discipleship, Education, Schools
Christianity | Practical Theology | Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Allotta, Joseph, "Discipleship in Education: A Plan for Creating True Followers of Christ in Christian Schools" (2013). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 790.
Students are often tested to evaluate their academic knowledge, but few Christian schools evaluate whether a student has become a true disciple of Christ. Schools need to know what they can do that actually has an impact. This project will focus on high school seniors at Baptist schools in the Tampa Area. Students will take a custom survey to determine their biblical knowledge, use of spiritual disciplines, and beliefs on morality, along with what factors influenced them the most. School officials will be interviewed to identify how each is attempting to influence said aspects. Special attention will be given to schools whose students score high in a particular area in order to determine trends on how that excellence was achieved. From this analysis, and information from experts on youth discipleship, a strategic plan will be proposed to aid Christian schools in achieving their goal of developing true followers of Christ.