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dc.rights.licenseAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licenseen_US
dc.contributor.advisorPond, Uriah
dc.contributor.authorHoekstra, Edward Pierre, 1961-
dc.identifier.citationHoekstra, Edward Pierre. “Grace Leads to Joy: Spiritual Formation and the Examen.” D. Min., Tyndale University, 2021.en_US
dc.descriptionBibliography: leaves 186-188en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this portfolio was to study how best to lead church congregants in Christian spiritual discernment toward spiritual formation. This portfolio begins with the author’s spiritual autobiography and with that knowledge the model of spiritual formation was developed. The spiritual model can be pictured using an image of a wheel where Christ is placed at the hub (the center) of one’s life and is connected to all the spokes (or parts) of one’s life. The model works to encourage people to move Christ closer to the center of their lives, where they can live and have their being in their “true selves,” as God’s will intends. Using this model of spiritual formation, a field research project was developed to help spiritually form the spiritual leaders of the Oakridge Presbyterian Church congregation towards a greater unity in Christ. Using the Examen as a spiritual practice helped guide participants to focus and be intentional about noticing God’s presence in all things and therefore helping to keep Christ as the centre of their life. The field research component helped determine how the congregation’s spiritual leaders had deepened their awareness of the presence of God in daily life.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsChapter 1: Introduction - Chapter 2: My Story: A Spiritual Autobiography - Chapter 3: Developing a Model for Spiritual Formation - Chapter 4: Deepening the Awareness of the Presence of God in the Daily Lives of the Spiritual Leaders of the Congregation - Chapter 5: Conclusion and Implicationsen_US
dc.format.extentxiv, 188 leavesen_US
dc.publisherTyndale Universityen_US
dc.rightsCopyright. Edward Pierre Hoekstra, managed by Tyndale University. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.subject.lcshChristian leadershipen_US
dc.subject.lcshIgnatius, of Loyola, Saint, 1491-1556. Examenen_US
dc.subject.lcshSpiritual life – Christianityen_US
dc.subject.lcshSpiritual formationen_US
dc.subject.lcshPresbyterian Church in Canadaen_US
dc.subject.lcshTyndale University – Dissertationsen_US
dc.subject.otherDissertations, Academic – OWOBC – Tyndale Seminaryen_US
dc.titleGrace Leads to Joy: Spiritual Formation and the Examenen_US
dc.title.alternativeSpiritual Formation and the Examenen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationTyndale Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberChapman, Mark
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPond, Uriah
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDraper, Marilyn
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.keywordIgnatius, of Loyola, Saint, 1491-1556. Examenen_US
dc.subject.keywordPresbyterian Church in Canadaen_US
dc.subject.keywordPresence of Goden_US
dc.subject.keywordOakridge Presbyterian Church (London, Ont.)en_US
dc.subject.keywordChristian leadershipen_US
dc.subject.keywordSpiritual lifeen_US
dc.description.noteThis is a research portfolio submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Ministry, Tyndale University.en_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, 2021en_US

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