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dc.contributor.advisorSchuurman, Peter (Advisor)
dc.contributor.authorWong, Paddy Ping-Ping, 1969-
dc.identifier.citationWong, Paddy Ping-Ping. “A Holistic spiritual formation model for selected Chinese evangelical churches in the G.T.A.” D. Min., Tyndale University College & Seminary, 2018.en_US
dc.descriptionBibliography: leaves 315-323en_US
dc.description.abstractA holistic spiritual formation journey includes knowing the revealed and hidden aspects of God with our minds and our hearts. This is integral to Christian formation and facilitating authentic spiritual transformation in the Christian life. Based on my personal experiences, Chinese evangelical churches have put a strong emphasis on teaching biblical knowledge and encouraging services in ministry and missions. There is a lack of putting the same emphasis on providing channels that guide congregants in nurturing deeper spiritual intimacy with God which leads to whole life transformation. This portfolio includes a spiritual autobiography (Chapter 2) that traces my own spiritual path from being nurtured through acquiring biblical knowledge to growing in my spiritual intimacy with God through applying ancient spiritual practices such as silence and solitude and spiritual companioning. Chapter 3 provides a holistic formation model for Chinese evangelical churches and features four types of Christian spirituality: cognitive spirituality, experiential spirituality, contemplative spirituality, and societal regeneration spirituality. Chapter 4 uses the practice of group spiritual direction in a qualitative research project to determine whether the practice nurtures spiritual transformation of Chinese evangelical Christians. The results from the project affirmed that group spiritual direction did deepen the participants’ spiritual intimacy with God and with other believers as well as their commitment to practicing the spiritual disciplines.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroduction – A Spiritual Autobiography – A Holistic Spiritual Formation Model for Selected Chinese Evangelical Churches – Group Spiritual Direction Towards Spiritual Transformation of the Selected Chinese Evangelical Christians: A Qualitative Research Project – Conclusionen_US
dc.format.extentxiv, 323 leavesen_US
dc.publisherTyndale University College & Seminaryen_US
dc.rightsCopyright. Paddy Ping-Ping Wong, managed by Tyndale University. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSpiritual formationen_US
dc.subject.otherDissertations, Academic–OWOBC—Tyndale Seminaryen_US
dc.titleA Holistic Spiritual Formation Model for Selected Chinese Evangelical Churches in the G.T.A.en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationTyndale University College & Seminaryen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSchuurman, Peter (Committee Member)
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSherbino, David (Committee Member)
dc.contributor.repositoryTyndale University, J. William Horsey Library, 3377 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON, M2M 3S4, Canada. Contact: repository@tyndale.caen_US
dc.rights.holderThis Work has been made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws of Canada without the written authority from the copyright owner.en_US
dc.subject.keywordChinese Canadian churchesen_US
dc.subject.keywordSpiritual formationen_US
dc.description.noteThis is a research portfolio submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Ministry, Tyndale University College & Seminaryen_US
dc.description.noteFor AODA accommodation, including help with reading this content, please contact repository@tyndale.caen_US of Ministry (D. Min.)en_US
dc.description.degreeThesis (D. Min.) – Tyndale University College & Seminary, 2018en_US

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