Date of Award


Document Type

Major Applied Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

Victor Raj

Scripture References in this Resource

Genesis 9:24-27; 1 Corinthians 6:7; 1 Peter 1:17; 2 Corinthians 10:17-18; Acts 10:34; Deuteronomy 1:16, 17; Deuteronomy 10:17; Deuteronomy 16:18, 19; Ephesians 2:8-9; Exodus 6:56; Genesis 1:27, 28; Hebrews 13:3; Job 31:13-15; Luke 10:2; Mark 12:14; Matthew 22:40; Matthew 8:1-3; Philippians 2:6, 7; Romans 12:9; Romans 2:1; Romans 2:11


The question which this Major Applied Project seeks to answer is this: "What can a Minority Director do to encourage the university he serves to become aware of the barriers blocking minority students' persistence?" I intend to identify the growing needs that minority students have by (1) presenting a purpose and design for this project; (2) presenting a historical background on African American life, their difficulties on American colleges and LC-MS colleges; (3) focusing theologically and culturally on the barriers; (4) planning and implementing a minority support program on CUW campus that will create identity, meaning, and security in the lives of students; and (5)to make recommendations for future development and implementation on college campuses.

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