Date of Award


Document Type

Major Applied Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

Glenn Nielsen

Scripture References in this Resource

John 20:29; 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; 1 Corinthians 11:24; 1 Corinthians 11:26; 1 Corinthians 2:11-14; 2 Timothy 2:8; Colossians 3:2; 9b-10; Dueteronomy 6:8; Ephesians 2:11a-13; Exodus 12:14; Exodus 13:9; Exodus 32:34b; Isaiah 57:8; Jeremiah 31:34; Job 13:12; John 14:26; Luke 22:19; Numbers 17:5; Psalms 32:9; Romans 12:2a


Are hearers able to better retain what they have heard preached if visual aids are used? This is the central question answered by this thesis. A primary presupposition of this project is that when we involve the use of sight during the sermon event, our ablitity to remember what was said increases. In this study, the theoretical and theological analysis of remembering and memory are discussed in connection with the use of visuals for retention. Those who participated in the project as hearers were asked to evaluate some sermons that used visual aids and some that did not. Based on the answers given some conclusions can be drawn to demonstrate that the use of visual aids can have a significant impact on the memory of the hearers.

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