Goh, Alan Chee-Siang. “Becoming More Like Him: Spiritual Formation as a Key to Congregational Disciple-Making ” D. Min., Tyndale University College & Seminary, 2019.
This research portfolio tracks the discoveries I have made in the Doctor of Ministry program about my faith journey, understanding of spiritual formation, and desire for greater efficacy in disciple-making.
In writing my spiritual autobiography, I was blessed to realize the many ways I have been transformed in my life since saying ‘yes’ to Jesus at the age of eleven. More significantly, there was born in me a deep desire to discover how God formed and transformed me. Fueled by the courses in the D. Min. program, this growing interest in spiritual formation led me to believe that the teaching and understanding of spiritual formation must become the priority of my thinking and practice of ministry moving forward.
In the second section of this portfolio, my understanding of the spiritual formation process developed into a manual for teaching a basic spiritual formation course for believers. For the third section, in order to see if a persuasive case could be made for teaching spiritual formation basics to everyone in the congregation, a research project was undertaken to teach spiritual formation to the elders of my church. Ultimately, the findings of the research did support that teaching spiritual formation will lead believers to a more comprehensive understanding. As a result, I am persuaded to prioritize a basic spiritual formation course for every believer and that this is key to achieving greater effectiveness in our church’s disciple-making.
Thesis (D. Min.) – Tyndale University College & Seminary, 2019
Table of Contents
Introduction: Following Jesus is Transforming -- Section I: “Come, Follow Me”: Following the Gracious Invitations of Jesus : A Spiritual Autobiography -- Section II: Change My Heart to God: A Manual for Teaching a Biblical Model of Spiritual Formation --Section III: Leading a Group of Leaders from Celebration Presbyterian Church, Markham, Through a Spiritual Formation Course : A Research Project -- Conclusion
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