Date of Award


Document Type

Project Portfolio

Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)



First Advisor

Karen Claassen, DMin

Second Advisor

Leonard Wilson, DMin

Third Advisor

Leonard I. Sweet, PhD


“Theology on a Plate: A Gamified Discipleship Experience" reimagines spiritual development by merging communal dining with theological exploration and gamification. Unlike traditional groups curriculums and Bible studies, this innovative project offers a fresh approach to cultivating spiritual growth through semiotic readings of food in Scripture, coupled with unique learning mechanisms. By employing a platform-based pedagogical approach, this project is not primarily about receiving information from an expert source using a pipeline-based approach. Instead, this project is designed so that participants will predominantly learn from each other as they elevate each other’s stories.

Drawing from my ministry experience in a large inter-denominational church in the Pacific Northwest, "Theology on a Plate" seeks to foster vibrant connections between faith, food, and fellowship. Across six thoughtfully curated sessions, participants engage in culinary creativity and theological inquiry, guided by four unique movements that blend elements of game night, supper club, and Bible study. Whether you're a food enthusiast, theology nerd or new to the faith, everyone can find a place at the table. As participants share food, faith, and fellowship, "Theology on a Plate" empowers them to embody the teachings of Scripture in their daily lives.

Included in

Christianity Commons