Date of Award


Document Type

Project Portfolio

Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)



First Advisor

Diane Zemke, PhD

Second Advisor

Rebecca Jeong, PhD

Third Advisor

Jason Swan Clark, DMin, PhD


This Project’s NPO is: Evangelical Millennial Jesus-followers will be nurtured and inspired in their faith by learning from the experience of the Early Church. A key insight from the research is that Christians in the Millennial Generation (born between 1980 and 1996) are interested in Church history but they do not have the time nor the inclination to read textbooks explaining a subject that covers two thousand years. Research further attests to lower attention spans among Millennials compared to older generations. Therefore, this project’s ambition is to make Early Church history accessible, relevant, and hopefully a source of spiritual renewal for the Millennial generation. Another key insight is the Millennial’s affinity for the digital space, and specifically, online learning. To take advantage of this new educational paradigm, this project is completely online. My vocational background involves website creation and hosting in an entrepreneurial, digital setting. Creating a Project Portfolio that utilizes this environment proved to be propitious. This Project is a website that contains eight brief videos, each one explaining an aspect of Early Church history. The entire span of Church history is too large an undertaking for this project’s parameters; therefore, the focus is limited to the Church’s first three hundred years. The first video begins by examining the Book of Acts and the events surrounding Pentecost; the last video discusses the Council of Nicaea in AD 325. Although the videos are the main attraction, the website is multifunctional: There is a scripture quote of the day, a timeline of Church history, and a reference guide with links to other useful Christian websites. The website address is Because this project is wholly digital and existing on the internet, anyone can access the material anywhere in the world at any time.

Included in

Christianity Commons