Date of Award


Document Type

Major Applied Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

David Peter

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Matthew 28:19-20; 1 Corinthians 14:40; 1 Corinthians 9:19-27; 1 Peter 2:15; 1 Peter 2:5-9; 1 Peter 3:15; 1 Timothy 2:4; 2 Corinthians 5:11-21; Acts 1:7; Acts 1:8; Acts 8:4; Ephesians 5:19; Exodus 33:20; Genesis 12:3; Genesis 3:15; Genesis 3:6ff; Isaiah 55:11; Luke 24:46-47; Mark 16:15; Matthew 28:18; Psalm 51:5; Romans 1:16; Romans 10:14-15; Romans 5:12ff;


There is a need to increase the effectiveness of the training process currently used to introduce members of Messiah Lutheran Church to the practice of what I call "the mentorship method" of evangelism. This project represents an effort to assess how graduates from a fifteen-week training course in mentorship-evangelism are able to perform a technique that is central to this method. Specifically, the technique under assessment is that of interrogative bridge-building in which evangelism practitioners are trained to use a series of questions to build a cognitive bridge between the evangelized spiritual questions and specific scriptural resources.

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