Date of Award
Major Applied Project
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Scripture References in this Resource
Martin, Lannon, R. “Impact of Elder Training in Law and Gospel discernment, Christian Vocation, and Two Kingdom Theology at Grace Lutheran Church, Woodbridge, Virginia.” Doctor of Ministry. Major Applied Project, Concordia Seminary, 2020. 139 pp.
This Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) Major Applied Project (MAP), studies the board of elders at Grace Lutheran Church in Woodbridge, Virginia, and seeks to determine how their influence from federal government and military culture has shaped how they view and carry out their service. They are then taught foundational theology including Law and Gospel, Christian vocation and two kingdoms. The qualitative research study seeks to find if a shift comes in their service, as a result of their new training. Recommendations are made in how to go forward and continue the work of training faithful Lutheran elders in any Lutheran context.
The Research Question
“How would it impact the board of elders if they were trained in Law and Gospel discernment, Christian vocation, and two kingdom theology, as a foundation for their service and training?”
Martin, Lannon, "Impact of Elder Training in Law and Gospel Discernment, Christian Vocation, and Two Kingdom Theology at Grace Lutheran Church Woodbridge, Virginia" (2020). Doctor of Ministry Major Applied Project. 144.
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