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

Titus 2:12; 1 Corinthians 1:30; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 1 Peter 2:9; 2 Corinthians 4:2-4; Ephesians 3:14-17; Ezekiel 13:10; Isaiah 6:9-10; Isaiah 65:1; Jeremiah 28:15; John 8:43-44; 47; Mark 10:32-45; Mark 10:52; Mark 8:22-26; Mark 8:27-30; Mark 8:31-38; Mark 9:30-37; Matthew 13:10; Matthew 13:11; Matthew 13:14-15; Matthew 16:17; Philippians 2:5-6; Romans 1:17; Romans 10:20; Romans 3:28


The purpose of this project was to equip some members of the congregation to be discerning receivers of the sermon by improving their active and intentional listening capabilities. The methodology of the project included the development and teaching of a course of instruction on the theology and practice of preaching, a period of participant implementation, and interviews of participants in the study toward an evaluation of the project. Participant response showed a greater or lesser benefit depending on willingness and ability to apply the learnings. Recommendations for enhanced future effectiveness of the course are included.

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