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dc.contributor.advisorThornton, William (Advisor)
dc.contributor.authorDell'Erba, Franco, 1969-
dc.identifier.citationDell’Erba, Franco. “A Model for Fostering Relational Growth by Using Appreciative Inquiry at New Life Adventist Church in Oshawa, Ontario.” D. Min., Tyndale University College & Seminary, 2018en_US
dc.descriptionBibliography: leaves 154-157en_US
dc.description.abstractThis project introduced the Appreciative Inquiry process to the New Life Seventh-day Adventist Church in Oshawa for the purpose of fostering positive change towards increased loving relationships with one another. The objective was to deepen relationships and create a more united vision in Christ in a hardworking church that was very focused on tasks and programs but where growth had been limited. The project used Appreciative Inquiry, incorporating the Action Research cycle, and expressed it through a four-phased approach called Initiate, Inquire, Imagine and Innovate. Data collection tools involved interviews, collaborative inquiry group discussion and ethnographic observation. Through these research instruments, there was evidence of some positive change towards increased loving relationships with one another in the church and space created for discussion and exploration of a more united vision. There were also provocative proposals resulting from the process that have been implemented since the end of the project.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroduction – Theological Framework: A Study on the Biblical Principles Embedded in Four Selected Key Areas of Appreciative Inquiry – Precedent Social Science Literature and Cases – Project, Methodology and Methods – Findings -- Conclusions, Implications and Contribution to Ministry – Appendicesen_US
dc.format.extentxiii, 157 leavesen_US
dc.publisherTyndale University College & Seminaryen_US
dc.rightsCopyright, Franco Dell’Erba, managed by Tyndale University. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.subject.lcshAppreciative inquiryen_US
dc.subject.lcshChurch management--Seventh-day Adventistsen_US
dc.subject.lcshNew Life Seventh-day Adventist Church (Oshawa, Ont.)en_US
dc.subject.otherDissertations, Academic--OWOBC--Tyndale Seminaryen_US
dc.titleA Model for Fostering Relational Growth by Using Appreciative Inquiry at New Life Adventist Church in Oshawa, Ontarioen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationTyndale University College & Seminaryen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberThornton, William (Committee Member)
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKrause, Michael (Committee Member)
dc.contributor.committeeMemberChapman, Mark D. (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.keywordAppreciative inquiryen_US
dc.subject.keywordChurch managementen_US
dc.subject.keywordSeventh-day Adventistsen_US
dc.subject.keywordNew Life Seventh-day Adventist Church (Oshawa, Ont.)en_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
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dc.description.degreeThesis (D. Min.)—Tyndale University College & Seminary, 2018en_US

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