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Dissertations from 2020

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Thriving Holistically as a Woman Married to a Minister: A Spiritual Formation Model to Support Women in the United States in the Role of Pastor's Wife, Elisa Renae Ashley

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Father Wounds in Black Christian Women: Their Effects on Identity and Perception of God as Father, Lasondra Barnes

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Exvangelical: Why Millennials and Generation Z are Leaving the Constraints of White Evangelicalism, Colleen Batchelder

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Intergenerational Formation as a Tool for Main Line Protestant Revitalization, Scott Crane

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Transfigurative Power of the Holy Spirit by Prayer and Preaching, Debbie Daley-Salinger

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Gender Synergy: Inspiring Men to Champion Women Leaders to Increase Gender-Balanced Leadership, Jake Dean-Hill

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Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University: FPU's Effect on Tithes and Offerings in the Evangelical Church, Jay Forseth

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Bringing Life Back to Christianity: Taking a Fresh Look at Baptism, Shawn W. Hart

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The Avoidance of Burnout Among Open Bible Pastors: Creating Healthy and Vibrant Leaders in Ministry, Isaac Hebden

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The Value of Cultural Hospitality within the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in the United States of America, Kara Johnsson

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Leading Change Through Reactivity: Preparing Congregations for Change and Processing the Resultant Reactivity in a Healthy Manner, Rick Kavanaugh

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Reclaiming a Multiplying Discipleship: Fostering the Dance of the Gathered and Sent Church, Matthew Lake

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Embodying God's Full Welcome: A Theology and Praxis of Hospitality Toward Families Affected by Autism, Manuel Magana-Garcia

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Discipleship in a Digital Age: Leveraging Multimodality and Digital Networks, Jennifer Miles

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Are "These" Us? A Semiotic View of Mixed Iron-Clay Feet From Daniel 2 in the Age of Artificial Intelligent Technology, Hoa Huu Nguyen

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An Examination of the Global Refugee Crisis - How Have We Hurt? How Can We Help? - With Special Emphasis on Enhancing Resilience in the Somali Population Resettled in Columbus, Ohio, Jean Ollis

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Techno-Theology: A Theological Algorithm for Being Human in a Technological Age, Daniel Passini

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Stewarding Privilege: Transitioning to Millennial Leadership in Christian Family Foundations, Mark Petersen

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To Imagine a Future: A Social Entrepreneurship Program for Youth in High Risk Environments in Carpinteria, California, Christopher Lucian Pritchett

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Acedia in the Local Church: Cultivating the Virtue of Charity as a Remedy for the Vice of Acedia, Jason Sedore

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A Neo-Free Methodism: Shadow-Work as a Model for Racial Justice, Liz Simmons

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Discernment Practices for Second Chair Leaders, Linda Sommerville

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A New Rural Missiology: Bringing Hope to Forgotten People in Forgotten Places, Steve Swinburne

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The Commodification of the Table: The Journey Toward the Forgotten Body and Blood of Jesus, Guy L. Taylor

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Facing Death, Finding Life: Discipleship and Focus Change in the Church, David Jason Turbeville

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Demographic Changes and Faithful Response: Helping Presbyterian Churches Flourish into the Future, David G. Watermulder

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Believers Armor: How the Christian Church in the United States can Survive and Overcome Spiritual Warfare, Michael A. Webb

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion of Women and People of Color in Leadership in the Wesleyan Tradition, Trisha Welstad

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Rising to Heaven: The Ideology of Progress and the Semiotics of Church Growth, Len Wilson

Dissertations from 2019

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Capitalizing on my African American Christian Heritage in the Cultivation of Spiritual Formation and Contemplative Spiritual Disciplines, Claire Appiah

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God Likes Sex: Conversations Integrating Spirituality and Sexuality, Jennie Armstrong

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Contextual Intelligence: One Intelligence to Serve Them All, Michael Adam Beck

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Social Media Polarization and the Ministry of Reconciliation, Douglas Bursch

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Retaining Second Career Pastors in Recognized Ministry, David L. Carringer

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Learning in the Midst of Action: Phronesis in the Seminary, Kyle J. Chalko

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Rethinking Foreign Missions: How Churches Can Engage in Global Missionary Work Without Leaving Their Communities, Stuart Alan Cocanougher

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Revitalizing the Church Through Reaching Men With Families, Mike Conan

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Breaking Evangelical: an Attachment-Focused Framework for Healing Spiritual Trauma, Ashley M. Davis

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The Melody of Mutuality: Integrating Theological and Psychological Principles for Egalitarian Churches to Better Support Marriages, Jennifer J. Dean-Hill

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Using Comedy to Build Community in Local Churches: How Laughing Together Can Bring People Together, Jason T. Deuman

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YidBrik: Historical, Practical, Relational, and Theological Concepts and Challenges in Jewish-Christian Relations, Jonathan Esterman

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Soul Journey: Rediscovering the Sacred Paths for Body, Heart, and Mind, Christopher Fillingham

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A Journey Through the Traditional and Biblical Church Leadership Practices: With Special Consideration to Administering the Church Ordinances, Lynda Wright Gittens

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Through the Valley of Darkness: Spiritual Formation for Pain Sufferers Within the Context of Evangelicalism Today, Michael Golden

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“Me? An Addict?” Good News For Shame and Addiction, Rebecca Grisell

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The Church's Lament: Moving the White Church from Grief of Complicity to Lament, Kristin Hamilton

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Reframing the Gospel For Millennials: A Study in Shame, Identity, and Belonging, Douglas Heck

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A Story, Metaphor, and a Matrix for the Truly Rural Church That Grows Christ Followers in an Uncertain Future, Lon Hider

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The U.S. Workplace is an Essential Environment for Christians to Evangelize Their Coworkers Who Do Not Know Jesus, Douglas Hurley

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A New Koinonia: Rediscovering Community Through Online Communities of Practice, Christal M. N. Jenkins

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Forming Anglican Wayfinders in Aotearoa: A Contextual Approach to Ministerial Preparation, Karen Kemp

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The Ecumenical Remnant: Using a Narrative Approach to Revelation to Form Missional Imagination in an Adventist Context, Michael Larson

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Re-Imagining the Lord's Supper as a Place of Belonging and Hospitality in the Christian Churches/Churches of Christ, Katy Drage Lines

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The Promise and Purpose of Love and Belonging in Shaping the Spiritual Destiny of Sixth Graders, Jim Newby

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The End Signs! Are We Getting the Message?, Terry L. Rankin

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Local Church Revitalization Through Christological Discipleship, Philip Rolsing

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Embracing the Experience of Glossolalia (“Speaking in Tongues”) as a Principal Discipline of Christian Spiritual Formation, Patricia A. Ruse

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Exploring Leadership in the Middle: an Application of Schon's Reflective Conversation—a Decision-Making Process for Assemblies of God World Missions Area Directors, James A. Sabella

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Millennial World-Changers: Engaging This Cause-Driven Generation, Katheryn Anne Saunders

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Eldercare in China: Lessons from the Trenches - One Organization's Experience Planning, Training, and Consulting to Open a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Beijing, Mark A. Steele

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Becoming Stuck in Complicated Grief: Turning Loss Into Resilience, Hope, and Healing, Elizabeth (Pam) Strachan-Proudfit

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Renewing the Jesus Movement in the Episcopal Church: Weaving Good News Into Spiritual Formation, Robert Swope

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Children's Faith Formation As Mutually Transforming Opportunity: Leading Systemic Change, Robin Michelle Turner

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A Pentecostal Expression of Holistic Reflection in the Improvement of Pastoral Leadership Practices, Gabriella Van Breda

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The Identification of and Solution to Commonly Held Evangelical Beliefs and Perspectives That Create Barriers to Spiritual Formation, Ken Van Vliet

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Field Theory Toward a Post Critical Theory of Metaphor, Lori Wagner

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Women in Church Leadership: Raising the Awareness of Women's Contributions to the Kingdom of God in the Christian Reformed Church, Mary Walker

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My Daily Labor to Pursue: A Wesleyan Perspective on the Integration of Faith and Work, Jason Wellman

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Leadership and Commitment in Pentecostal Churches, Jason T. Whitehead

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Rethinking Evangelism as Discipleship: Equipping Followers to Live Incarnational Lives Outside the Walls, Lisa A. Willey

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A Missiology of With: The Catalyst for Missionary Effectiveness in the 21st Century, Jennifer Williamson

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Optimism For Church Growth: Encouraging Lessons From Christian Revivalists For Generations Primed to Flourish, Michael L. Wilson

Dissertations from 2018

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Food and Faith: Making Food and Eating Choices Based on Evidence and Faith, James David Ahasay

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Transforming Drug Addicts' Lives: Restoration Christian Outreach Community (RCOC) In Northwest Mississippi, Rose Maria McCarthy Anding

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Creating an International Learning Community, Marc D. Andresen

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Following the Man of Sorrows: A Theology of Suffering for Spiritual Formation, David Russell Beach

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Developing Gospel Movement Leaders, Jacqueline E. Bland

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A Portrait of a Successful Pastor: Reanimating the Pastor as Shepherd in a Success Oriented Culture, Steve Bontrager

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Oral Culture and Digital Natives: What the American Church Can Learn from the Mission Field, Pamela Jean Hiscock Braman

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How Does the Presence and Management of Leadership Tension Affect Leaders and the Organizations They Lead?, Aaron A. Cole

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The Church Has Left the Building: A Leadership Perspective of Online Church versus Traditional Church, Valerie E. Crumpton

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Faith Formation in a Frantic World: Leverage Your Phone to Transform Your Heart and Mind, Gregg Peter Farah

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Reviving Aspects of Ateetee: An Arsi Oromo Women's Musical Ritual to Empower Women to Protect Their Human Rights and Participate in Society's Social and Religious Life, Talilee B. Fiqruu

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Principles for Success in Succession of the Senior Leader, Phillip D. Goldsberry Sr.

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Between Breaths: the Dialogic Shape of Christian Authority, Meghan Larissa Good

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The Jesus Quotient: IQ -> EQ -> AQ, Jennie A. Harrop

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A Discussion Starter on the Possibilities and Implications of Cultural Intelligence for Worship, Garfield O. Harvey

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Shema, Shabbat, Shalom, and a Savior: Implications for Pastoral Ministry, Richard Hovey

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The Contemporary Problems and Solutions that Influence the Exodus Population of Christians, Laura Lynn Howard

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Transcendence at the Table: a Transfigurational Experience for Ecclesia while Breaking Bread Together, Julia Rachelle Hurlow

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EPIC Discipleship Model for the Korean Millennials Through a Hybrid Program, Young-Hoon Jin

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A Study in Worship: Blending the African American Style of Preaching with Epic Preaching, Jamale D. Kempt

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Engaging Millennials through the Tradition of the Holy Spirit and Mission of the Assemblies of God, Jason D. Kennedy

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A Cost-Sensitive Model for Revitalizing United Methodist Churches, Kory Knott

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A Rhythm, Ritual and Rule for a Wisdom Monastic Community for Second Half of Life Pilgrims, Mary Laymon

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Fostering Equanimity through Spiritual Disciplines to Increase Undergraduate Retention at Greenville University, Patrick Monroe Miller

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Never Alone: Discovering the Path to Burnout Avoidance, Rick Millikin

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Key Components of a Culturally Relevant Multiethnic Church Model, Pablo Morales

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Pastoral Well-Being & Beyond: Three Streams of Pastoral Health and Personal Development, Brandon J. Morrow

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The Digital Catechism: Confirmation for a Digital World, James Mueller