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 10:27; John 8:47; Proverbs 1:5; Proverbs 9:10; Matthew 5:48; John 14:15; Genesis 2:15–22; Genesis 2:16–17; Luke 19:10; Matthew 18:11; John 5:13; Matthew 28:18-20; Ephesians 1:22; 1 Corinthians 10:31; Philippians 2:5–8; Galatians 4:4–5; Luke 16:1–13; Romans 7:15; Revelation 19:7–9; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 5:25–27; Jeremiah 3:8; Ecclesiastes 9:10; Ephesians 4:12–13; 1 Corinthians 12:12; Genesis 2:24; 1 Timothy 5:8; Psalm 121:1


Lee, Martin Edward “Gospel Impact and Stewardship Tool: Visual Mapping to Discover Gospel Imperatives for Strategic Ministry Decisions.” Doctor of Ministry. Major Applied Project, Concordia Seminary, 2021. 260 pp.

This research project and the resulting Gospel Impact and Stewardship Tool (“GIST”) addresses congregational stewardship deficits from a systems perspective, with a shared-stewardship imperative for all leaders and members of a congregation, instead of focusing stewardship on the individual. The GIST Ministry Map provides a visual picture of how individual ministries are interconnected. This project illustrates how a learning environment, and the GIST visual ministry mapping process, help improve strategic decision-making so that a congregation may better partner in the mission of God to make disciples and to seek and save the lost. Through a “dual bottom line” (Gospel impact and financial data) the GIST can help align core ministry efforts for the advancement of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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