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dc.rights.licenseAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licenseen_US
dc.contributor.advisorCopland, Ruth Yvonne, 1951- (Advisor)
dc.contributor.authorSong, Seng, 1962-
dc.identifier.citationSong, Seng. “The Importance of Hearing God in the Spiritual Formation of Chinese Christians of Immigrant Background.” D. Min., Tyndale University College & Seminary, 2018.en_US
dc.descriptionBibliography: leaves 191-197en_US
dc.description.abstractChristian spiritual formation is a process of being conformed to the image of Christ. A Christlike Christian will be a convincing witness for Christ. The focus of this portfolio is to help Chinese immigrant Christians in the Mandarin congregation of Chinese Gospel Church (CGC) to be formed like Christ. Due to their cultural background, this group of Christians faces unique challenges in their spiritual formation. This portfolio is composed of three parts: the spiritual autobiography of the researcher, a model of spiritual formation for immigrant Chinese Christians and a participatory action research project focused on hearing God through lectio divina. There is one major theme running through this portfolio: hearing God, which played key roles in my spiritual formation and was viewed as a crucial factor in the model of spiritual formation designed to help immigrant Chinese Christians to overcome spiritual formation hurdles. Belonging to a small group also plays an important role in the spiritual growth of immigrant Christians. For example, small group can be a good setting for people to hear God. The research project, which was carried out in eight consecutive weeks, involved eight participants doing lectio divina on biblical texts, individually and in a small group setting. Most participants expressed their experience of hearing God by doing lectio divina, and some vowed to change their behaviour. In addition, they all expressed desire to practice lectio divina regularly, an indication that hearing God has the potential to help Chinese immigrant Christians to overcome obstacles to their spiritual development. In summary, this portfolio shows that hearing God and belonging to a small group are helpful in overcoming the hurdles to the spiritual formation of immigrant Chinese Christians, enabling them to grow more Christlike.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroduction -- A Life Full of Heavenly Blessings: My Spiritual Autobiography -- A Model of Spiritual Formation for Immigrant Chinese Evangelical Christians -- Hearing God in the Biblical Text through Lectio Divina: an Approach to Spiritual Formation for Immigrant Christians in Chinese Gospel Church -- Conclusions and Recommendationsen_US
dc.format.extentxv, 197 leavesen_US
dc.publisherTyndale University College & Seminaryen_US
dc.rightsCopyright, Seng Song, managed by Tyndale University. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSpiritual formationen_US
dc.subject.lcshLectio Divinaen_US
dc.subject.lcshSmall groups ministryen_US
dc.subject.lcshChurch work with immigrants--Canadaen_US
dc.subject.lcshChinese Canadians--Religionen_US
dc.subject.otherLectio Divinaen_US
dc.subject.otherDissertations, Academic--OWOBC--Tyndale Seminaryen_US
dc.titleThe Importance of Hearing God in the Spiritual Formation of Chinese Christians of Immigrant Backgrounden_US
dc.contributor.affiliationTyndale University College & Seminaryen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCopland, Ruth Yvonne, 1951- (Committee Member)
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSherbino, David (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.keywordSpiritual formationen_US
dc.subject.keywordLectio Divinaen_US
dc.subject.keywordSmall groups ministryen_US
dc.subject.keywordChurch work with immigrantsen_US
dc.subject.keywordChinese Canadiansen_US
dc.subject.keywordChinese Gospel Church (Toronto, ON)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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