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

Genesis 1:1–3; John 1:1,3; John 20:30–31; Luke 1:1–4; Romans 10:17; Romans 10:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Deuteronomy 6:4–9; Acts 2:42–47


Prugh, Daniel R. “The Dwell Bible Listening App as an Effective Tool to Habituate Daily Bible Engagement in the Local Congregation.” Doctor of Ministry. Major Applied Project, Concordia Seminary, 2023. "115" pp.

Congregational members desire to engage the Bible daily. However, oftentimes there are barriers to this goal. One of the most important barriers is that people do not regularly read. This is problematic if the church desires for people to read the Bible daily. In addition, people encounter a tsunami of information every day, that makes it hard to prioritize regular engagement with the Bible. However, the church can help people to overcome these barriers to develop a daily Bible engagement habit through listening.

This research project explored the use of a new process for developing a daily Bible engagement habit by using the Dwell app. During the first phase of this project participants registered, completed a Daily Bible Engagement course, and completed the 21 Day Dwell Experience using the Dwell app. The second phase of the project used a qualitative research method. Participants were purposely selected to be interviewed to gain insight into their experience. Results suggest that the process developed using the Dwell app can be an effective way to help people to habituate daily Bible engagement in the local congregation.

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