Date of Award


Document Type

Major Applied Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

Charles Knippel

Scripture References in this Resource

Ephesians 4:11; 1 Corinthians 12:11; 1 Corinthians 12:7; 1 Corinthians 2:5-6; 1 Corinthians 5:3; 1 John 2:1; 1 Peter 2:5; 9; Acts 1:8; Ephesians 4:16; Ephesians 5:2; Exodus 19:5-6; Hebrews 10:10; Hebrews 13:15-16; Hebrews 7:26-27; Isaiah 61:6a; John 15:3; John 3:16; Matthew 25:40; Matthew 5:1; Revelation 1:6; Revelation 5:9-10; Romans 12:1; Romans 12:6; Romans 8:34


This project proposes a process to equip Christian laypeople for effective caregiving. Equipping Christian laypeople for effective ministry is mandated by the Scriptures, Lutheran Theology and the practical needs of the Church. Clinical Pastoral Education has proven an effective training method for both professional and lay caregivers in a variety of settings. Its process and techniques can be adapted for use in equipping lay caregivers in congregations. To train and supervise lay caregivers effectively using the Clinical Pastoral Education process, the pastor will need to adopt a new role, supervising the care offered by others.

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