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

John 20:20–23; Genesis 2:7; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:42–47; Acts 6:2; Ephesians 4:11–12; Acts 11:20; 1 Peter 2:9; Ephesians 4; Matthew 28:18–20; Isaiah 45:15; 1 Corinthians 2:2; Romans 12:3-6a; Nehemiah 1:5–6; John 4:34; John 5:19; John 8:28; Romans 12:1–2; Mark 12:41-44


Pierce, Kent D. “Spiritual Leadership Training Model: Using Learning Communities To Disciple Leaders In A Congregational Setting.” D.Min. Major Applied Project, Concordia Seminary, 2017. 209 pp.

Over the past few decades a significant shift has taken place in the cultural landscape of the United States and, as a result, in how congregations live out Christ’s mission in their unique local context. This project seeks to address the need for spiritual leadership among the laity of the Church. Specifically, the purpose of the project was to develop a model of spiritual leadership formation that will foster a discipling culture within Campus Lutheran Church by helping emerging leaders develop the skills to be spiritual leaders wherever they are. The research of the project assessed how spiritual leadership training enhances the development of emerging leaders within the Church. Participants in an eight-week learning community filled out Likert scale and open-ended question assessment tools before and after experiencing spiritual leadership training. Based on the findings of the research, recommendations were developed for Campus Lutheran Church in terms of how the congregation might best approach the training of future spiritual leaders and foster a discipling culture within the congregation.

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