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Dissertations / Project Portfolios from 2013

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These dead bones can rise again: preventing church closures in North America, Rodney F. Bertholet

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Global discipleship communities empowered by the Holy Spirit, fueled by the gospel for the mission of God, Andrew Bloemker

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Ruah: revelation to recognition, symbol to reality in the twenty-first century church, Georgeann Boras

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One size fits all? uncovering multiple conversion avenues for effective evangelism, Tim Buechsel

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Worship as playground: living the song-story of God, H. Colleen. Butcher

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R3AL HOPE: Living with the End in Mind, Richard J. Callahan

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From decision making to discernment: using Ignatian and Friends models of discernment in a Baptist context, Leon Kendell Cameron Jr.

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Realms and redescription in Ricoeur: discovering fresh metaphoric networks for spiritual formation in a postmodern consumer culture, Anderson Campbell

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Together, full of wisdom and the Holy Spirit: a paradigm for congregational discernment and decision making, Merrie Schoenman Carson

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Church, culture and arts: the supremacy of arts in engaging church with culture in the twenty-first century North American urban neighborhoods, Richard Yung H. Chung

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Jesus and his Jewish World: A Resource That Brings First-Century Biblical Context into the Twenty-First-Century World Through Technology, Paul D. Conway

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Holiness of heart and life for the 21st-century church, Catherine Newberry Davis

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The faith journey in H3, Randall J. Davis

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The Jesus prayer for Pentecostals: a fresh proposal for spiritual formation in the Pentecostal church, Charles T. Dawes

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Living Rhythms: Movements Toward Health and Holiness, Jill K. Sidler Fleagle

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The Hope of an Open Hand: Civility as an Invitation to Incarnational Ministry, Kevin Dwight Glenn

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How information communication technology can reshape missional ecclesiology: the making of a technomissional church, Michael D. Hearn Jr.

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No longer in Kansas: the mainline church in the postmodern age, Susan Leo

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Ordinary Community: Missional Communities as a Helpful Ecclesial Response to the Problem of Postmodernism and Consumerism for the American Evangelical Church, Christopher W. Marshall

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Redeeming disruptions: a recommended model of spiritual formation for Christian Churches of the Pacific Northwest, Tony L. Nelson

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Transcending the cultural and socio-political conditions in Friends decision-making processes: case of Burundi, David Niyonzima

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Re-placing the church: missional opportunities in the emerging energy crisis, Brandon D. Rhodes

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Identity formation in mixed-gender leadership community: forming leadership relationships around a common identity and a shared biblical narrative, Vicki A. Scheib

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The Role of Spiritual Formation and Ministry Governance in Developing Mission-Oriented Governing Boards, Allen Schoonover

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Describing a Pentecostal Spirituality and Eploring these Expressions within a Spiritual Formation Model, Jeremy Daniel Sims

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Funny uncles and sons of Hell: gospelling in a persistent postmodern world, Joseph R. Skillen

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Finding the way forward: re-introducing the practice of discernment as a means of determining God's direction for the Church of God reformation movement, Bruce W. Steffensen

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Relational discernment : moving towards a holistic approach, Vonna Thomas

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Unified variance in the local church : fostering the harmonics of difference by following Christ, valuing relationships, and rallying around a common mission, John C. Tittle

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Message, Mode and Milieu: Recalling an Ancient Approach to Christian Discipleship Sufficient for the Western-Consumerist Context of the American College Student, William John Westfall

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Does the presence or absence of virtues define the character of a leader and impact performance?, Glenn A. Williams

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The right stuff at the right time: helping emerging leaders develop a leadership foundation, Randy Worden

Dissertations / Project Portfolios from 2012

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Positive deviance : empowering ecclesial contextualization with theological praxis, Douglas Wayne Balzer

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Image of grace: seeing and sharing the gospel through imagery, David Banks

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Saturday leadership: submitted, engaged leadership for the exilic and templeless church, Henry Berg

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Preparing men for eldership in an upper middle class local church through small group mentoring, Greggory Borror

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Fingerprints of God: change and innovation at work in the church, Kristin D. Longenecker Bullock

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Spiritual direction as preventative clergy care: presented in a Wesleyan Quadrilateral paradigm, Terry L. Clees

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Inviting and encouraging racial, cultural, ethnic, and generational diversity within ecclesial community, Matthew D. Deames

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Creating depth in the shallows: discipling Millennials in a technological culture, Carla Ann and Matthew Dyment

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Empowered coaching: drawing out the best in those you lead, Dennis W. Easter

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The church revolution from the edge, Dottie Escobedo-Frank

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Four-footed ministers in formation: the four-footed ministers pastoral-care program training manual for dog ministry based on the CAM/PS model, Jerilyn E. Felton

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Voices of the Imago Consumere: the dialogic formation of Christian identity in American consumer iculture, William D. Gibson

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The 100 words that make us Christian, Thomas E. Ingram

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Building a strong and firm marriage for Asian immigrant couples, Djohan Kusnadi

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The response-able church: the incarnational identity of embraced spontaneity, Ted Moeller

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Catechetical approach to redefining relationship between pastors and members of the congregation with an eye to mitigating pastoral burnout, Laurie J. Mulkey

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Music as a bridge: an alternative for existing historical churches in reaching young adults, David B. Parker

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A new creation: reimagining the beginning, the end and everything in between toward an evangelical environmental ethos, Russell Jerrold Pierson

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Formed: a curriculum for Christlikeness for new monastic communities, Kevin Rains

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A new way of life in ministry: sustaining hope in the midst of burnout, Benjamin C. Staley

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A church in reformation: the Anglican Church of Canada responding to missio dei, Susan Titterington

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The glory you gave me : a narrative theological approach to integrating and reconciling marginalized people within the local church community, Donna K. Wallace

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The once and future church: discipleship and the hope of United Methodism, William H. Watson

Dissertations / Project Portfolios from 2011

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Designing Communitas, Kevin Tyler Bates

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Who cares? establishing and integrating care systems within a framework of faith communities, medical centers, and government agencies, Elizabeth T. Boatwright

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A contemplative vocational discernment model for Christian college students, Barbara K. Dewald

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Listening Life: An Approach to Spiritual Formation at Newberg Friends Church, Stephen D. Fawver

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Under One Umbrella: Multiple Communities, One Church, Timothy Jacob Gillespie

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Conflict and the campus ministry leader : a strategy for preparation, Robert S. Henry

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Adventures in churchland: discovering the beautiful mess Jesus loves, Dan Kimball

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Anglican Eucharistic Liturgy: a Church-Planting Hope for the Post-Christian Culture of the Pacific Northwest, Anthony D. Kriz

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The coming God: pursuing a theology of hope, Ed Love

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Desert Living for Modern Day Ministers: Embracing the Life and Practice of Desert Living in Ministry Today, Kaye L. McKinley

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The relationship between the great commission, the most important commandment, and abundance, Mark McNees

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Dependence Versus Independence: an Evaluation of the Relationship between World Gospel Mission and the Africa Gospel Church in Kenya, Patrick L. Murunga

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Sustaining team leadership in recovery at Magnolia Baptist Church in Riverside, California, Richard Perez

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Re-imaging leadership development for Millennials, John Scott Ramsey

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The moral and ethical influence by the Christian faith community upon the non-Christian population of Harney County, Oregon, John D. Stauffer

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Faith Journeys in the Lives of Baby Boomers, William Henry Stewart Jr.

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Imagery in Spiritual Formation: Recovering a Lost Art, John P. Stone

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Spiritual direction and evangelicals : exploring its growth, Margie Van Duzer

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Spiritual abuse : when the system becomes the persecutor, Gary R. Veenhuizen

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Spiritual Abuse: When the System Becomes the Persecutor, Gary R. Veenhuizen

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The Nature of Evangelism in Missional Churches, Russell York

Dissertations / Project Portfolios from 2010

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Creating New Expressions of Worship Gatherings within Existing Churches, Eric K. Baker

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A Study on the Doctrine of Original Sin as the Foundation of Wesleyan Theology, Christopher A. Black

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Faith at work: how churches can better enable believers to integrate their personal faith in the workplace, Stuart D. Dugan

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Leading as You Were Designed: Applying a Career Assessment Tool for Pastoral Compatibility in Ministry, Cameron R. Garven

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Leading as You Were Designed: Applying a Career Assessment Tool for Pastoral Compatibility in Ministry, Cameron R. Garven

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Early Stage Adult Christian Formation in Emerging Northwest Culture, Robert E. Hunter

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Mercy, Mercy, Mercy: An Ethic of Reconciliation, David Hutchinson

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Never the Same: Using Short-term Missions as a Tool for Spiritual Formation, Thomas G. Moon

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Rethinking missions: a pathway for helping the next generation to fulfill Christ's Great Commission, Jon Olson

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Organic Disciple Development: Purposeful and Practical Mentoring as an Answer to Twentysomethings Leaving the Local Church in the Postmodern Context, Jerry W. Payne

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Reframing Transition, Jim Regehir

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Mobilizing Christ-followers for kingdom ministry, Shonnie Scott

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X-ile, Todd Seelau

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Mission Fields Across the Street: Sending and Supporting Simple Church Planters as Local Missionaries, Rick Shrout

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Mission Fields Across the Street: Sending and Supporting Simple Church Planters as Local Missionaries, Rick Shrout

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The Good Soil Process: A Strategic Missional Process for American Institutional Churches, Keith Tilley

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The Good Soil Process: A Strategic Missional Process for American Institutional Churches, Keith Tilley

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Pastoral Premarital Counseling for Bi-cultural Traditional Chinese and Chinese American Couples, Joseph Yeung

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Pastoral Premarital Counseling for Bi-Cultural Traditional Chinese and Chinese American Couples, Joseph Yeung

Dissertations / Project Portfolios from 2009

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The Role of Human Emotion in Christian Discipleship, Alex Bryan

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The Role of Human Emotion in Christian Discipleship, Alex Bryan

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That They May Be One: Spiritual Formation and Its Locus in Community, Phillip G. Carnes

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That They May Be One: Spiritual Formation and its Locus in Community, Phillip G. Carnes

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Youth Ministry in the Emerging Culture, Joel Dietrich