Digital Collections at Western Theological Seminary
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God’s story, our story : a narrative approach for discovery of congregational identity and purpose (2020)Many North American Mennonite churches live in a climate of confusion and anxiety struggling to understand who they are and why they exist. This project explores how a congregation’s self-understanding is shaped by stories ...
Pacing presence : impact of relational ministry course for graduates of Kuyper College working with adolescents (2019)
Using the Success Case Method developed by Robert Brinkerhoff, the survey and interviews revealed a direct correlation between the amount of time spent in an adolescent’s environment and the quality of the conversations ...
I love what the Reformed Church in America adopted in 2013 as its 15-year vision for ministry (condensed to this phrase), “Transformed and Transforming.” It is both “life change” and “life changing.” There’s a considerable ...
Hispanic Pentecostal ministry in greater Grand Rapids : balancing calling and training toward a sustainable and healthy ministry (2020)
Leadership styles, worship, and liturgy of the Hispanic Pentecostal congregations are shaped by their rich, diverse cultural background. While they offer a welcoming and familiar community to migrating families, there ...
(Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2020-06-15)The Class of 2020, Distinguished Alum Karl OverBeek ’66, Ugandan Blessing, Chaplains serving during Covid-19, Carol Bechtel reflection from Italy, Jeff Munroe retirement reflections, pandemic report