Date of Award


Document Type

Major Applied Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

John Oberdeck

Scripture References in this Resource

1 Corinthians 2:14; 1 John 3:16-20; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Acts 2:38-39; Deuteronomy 11:13-20; Deuteronomy 6:7; Ephesians 4:13; Ephesians 6:4; John 6:60; Matthew 28:18-20; Matthew 7:21; Psalm 139:14; Psalm 51:5; Romans 15:13; Romans 3:9-18; Romans 5:8; Romans 8:26-27; Titus 3:5-7


Systemic Catechesis is designed to merge several academic disciplines into a new catechetical model. Learning theories, systemic psychology, and a distinctive Lutheran approach to confirmation are combined in an effort to catechize whole family systems while specifically targeting junior high youth. This multifaceted program utilizes class time, home work, periodic evaluations, camps and retreats to maximize learning. The results of this project is a two-year curriculum that fully integrates educators, congregation, and the family into the catechetical process.

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