Date of Award


Document Type

Major Applied Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

Joseph Barbour

Scripture References in this Resource

1 Corinthians 1:28; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13; 1 Corinthians 12:27; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 1 John 2:15; Hebrews 13:5; Isaiah 61:1; James 2:5; James 4:4; John 8:31; 32; Matthew 18-24; Matthew 5:14; Psalm 51:11; Romans 12:2


This Major Applied Project consists of a series of steps carried out by the candidate in order to arrive at a Preferred Doctors Referral List. The list consists of the names and locations of a select group of health care professionals in the St.Louis/West County area. The complete list (along with explanatory information) is included in the final section of the report.

The candidate selected this area for growth and development out of a heartfelt need for such a record of professional persons in his everyday work and ministry. As Director of Family Care and Counseling at St. John's Lutheran Church and School, a large and rapidly growing suburban congregation in Ellisville, Missouri, the candidate is frequently asked for such a name or recommendation within the context of his role as pastoral counselor on staff.

The goal of the Applied Project, stated in expanded form, then, is this: The candidate attempted to arrive at a list of preferred doctors in the geographical area of his congregation, focusing especially upon medical doctors and dentists, psychiatrists and family counselors, and to have a personal sense of confidence in making referrals from that list, having researched the subject, conducted private interviews, and enlisted the aid and opinion of the Christian community in arriving at a final selection.

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