Date of Award


Document Type

Project Portfolio

Degree Name

Doctor of Leadership in Global Perspectives (DLd)



First Advisor

Christine Roush, DMin

Second Advisor

Trisha Welstad, DLd

Third Advisor

Jason Swan Clark, DMin, PhD


This project is a collective portfolio of discovery and development that explores the intersection of societal health and the vitality of the church, recognizing a state of decline in both areas. This critical, yet often overlooked issue, is the foundation of this research-driven initiative. It is a practical process of diagnosis and treatment of a problem or an opportunity, in context, leading to application. The portfolio project represents a journey of discovery and reframing, where research methods, strategic objectives, and project milestones guide the identification of needs, problems, and opportunities. These elements serve as the driving forces behind crafting solutions and actionable plans for implementation and execution. The portfolio project is a three-year, solution-based, peer and faculty-reviewed study that includes stakeholders, feedback, prototypes, testing, and development.

40-Day Fit emerged as a multifaceted solution, offering participants a transformative opportunity towards improved health and wellness through a digital, biblically sound, 40-day journey. Drawing parallels between physical fitness and spiritual growth, participants engage in a 40-day regimen of strength training, cardio exercises, flexibility routines, and dietary recommendations, guided by the overarching theme of heroism and coaching along the way. The program emphasizes the importance of faith, discipline, and perseverance, challenging participants to become the heroes of their own health journeys, and satisfying a growing need.

By addressing the health crisis within society and the church through innovative approaches like the 40-Day Fit program, Kinergy as a ministry aims to inspire positive change and empower individuals to lead healthier, more fulfilling lives in the Name of Jesus.