Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
discipleship, Great Commission, military, ministry
Christianity | Practical Theology
Blankenship, Charles, "Seeking to Glorify God: An Armed Forces Member's Handbook for Discipleship" (2014). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 960.
The purpose of this thesis is to equip military Christians in glorifying God through obedience to the Great Commission. Jesus' command to make disciples applies universally to all Christians, yet those in the armed forces often retreat or experience little success in discipleship within their native environment where they feel restricted by institutional policy, ungodly leadership, and isolation from the body of Christ. This project proposes a practical method of discipleship that seeks to equip Christians in uniform to make passionate followers of Christ who willingly embrace the same mission. The research for this thesis will be primarily conducted by surveying fifty to seventy Navy and Marine Corps service members and veterans discharged within the last twenty-four months. The information gained from this thesis will be used to produce an armed forces member's discipleship handbook for dissemination at base chapels on military installations across the globe.