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dc.rights.licenseAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licenseen_US
dc.contributor.advisorNelson, Gary Vincent, 1953- (Advisor)
dc.contributor.authorEckert, Matthew John, 1966-
dc.identifier.citationEckert, Matthew John. “Transformative Journeys: An 8-Month Engagement of Integrated Discipleship through Service Learning.” D. Min., Tyndale University College & Seminary, 2012.en_US
dc.descriptionBibliography: leaves 133-136en_US
dc.description.abstractChurch leaders continue to look for initiatives that will help them lead their congregants to become disciples of Jesus. They are often pressured to do more bible study, increase prayer, or help others serve more in the church or their community. Is discipleship these unique activities or is it better to view it as an integration of them; to see that deep transformation will occur only as these various disciplines or activities encounter each other? This project looked at the impact of an 8-month integrated discipleship initiative following the pedagogical framework of service learning. It used the integration of personal and group reflection, scriptural reflection, classroom learning about a specific concern to society's marginalized and hands-on serving in the area of concern. The five aspects were cycled through on a monthly basis over the 8 months. The initiative demonstrated significant formational impact including an understanding of personal gifting, an increased appreciation for the value of scripture and the realization that unresolved tensions are part of formation. Using narrative research, it allowed participants the opportunity to express in their own words what their transformation looked like. It indicated that when various activities intersect each other, there is an increased formational effect. In the end, seven conclusion were articulated with implications for the local church.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroduction – Theological Rationale – Precedent Literature – Methodology – Outcomes and Interpretation – Conclusionsen_US
dc.format.extentx, 136 leavesen_US
dc.publisherTyndale University College & Seminaryen_US
dc.relation.hasversionPrint version, available in Tyndale University. Archivesen_US
dc.relation.hasversionPrint version, available in J. William Horsey Library, Tyndale University: BV 4520 .E2 2012en_US
dc.rightsCopyright, Matthew John Eckert, managed by Tyndale University. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.subject.lcshMission of the churchen_US
dc.subject.lcshSmall groups ministryen_US
dc.subject.lcshLay ministryen_US
dc.subject.otherDissertations, Academic–OWOBC—Tyndale Seminaryen_US
dc.titleTransformative Journeys: An 8-Month Engagement of Integrated Discipleship through Service Learningen_US
dc.title.alternativeAn 8-Month Engagement of Integrated Discipleship through Service Learningen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationTyndale University College & Seminaryen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberNelson, Gary Vincent, 1953- (Committee Member)
dc.contributor.committeeMemberChapman, Mark D. (Commitee Member)
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBramer, Paul D. G. (Committee Member)
dc.contributor.repositoryTyndale University, J. William Horsey Library, 3377 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON, M2M 3S4, Canada. Contact: repository@tyndale.caen_US
dc.identifier.callnumberBV 4520 .E2 2012en_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.keywordSmall groups ministryen_US
dc.subject.keywordMission of the churchen_US
dc.subject.keywordService learningen_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, 2012en_US

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