Publication Date


Degree Granted

Doctor of Ministry

Institution Granting Degree

Dallas Theological Seminary


The Commitment Level Model is the infrastructure of a local church strategy for developing the maturity of the believer through three or four progressive steps of commitment. This Research Project is an evaluation of the application of the Commitment Level Model strategy in a Baptist church in Asuncion, Paraguay. The hypothesis is: "The Commitment Level Model is a tool for developing believers through a process of progressive involvement in the ministry that guides the believer toward spiritual maturity and a life's mission of service."

This Research Project will utilize four different instruments to measure the specific behavior and value changes in those making the three different commitments. The instruments are in the form a questionnaire for each of the three commitment levels and one interview given to all participants.

The conclusion reached as the result of this research significantly validates the application of the Commitment Level Model hypothesis for Latin American churches.