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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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When the Shepherd Spooks the Sheep: Factors that Affect Pastoral Tenure in the African American Baptist Tradition, Luther S. Allen III

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Including or Excluding, Embracing or "Othering": Dismantling Barriers to Preaching to LGBTQIA2 Siblings in Christ, Mary Lou Baumgartner

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Harvesting Hope: Biblical Preaching with People of the Land, Catherine Belles

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Proclaiming Jubilee: Preaching that Sets Women Free, Jennifer Michelle Benson Moran

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Congregational Exegesis: Toward Shared Proclamation, Tracy Crick-Butler

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There is a Word: Using a Queer Hermeneutic Toward Liberative and Prophetic Biblical Preaching, Dewayne L. Davis

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Preaching the Witness of Last Words: How Biblical Farewell Speeches Shape Contemporary Listeners' Theological Legacy, Derek J. Engfelt

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Silencing the Preacher: The Use of Silence During Post-Disaster Sermons, Linda Hamill

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Invisible Poverty: Awareness, Attitudes, and Action, Joseph W. Johnson

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The Reflective Preacher: Effective Habits for Homiletical Self-Assessment, Brenda Froberg Legred

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Liberated for Mission: Theology of the Cross Informing a Fresh Missional Imagination, Pamela M. Marolla

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Preaching Hope: Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction as Conversation Partners with Scripture, Kathleen Monson Lutes

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Preaching in Place: Wendell Berry and the Agrarian Sermon, Mark Robert Rigg

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Preaching the Law with the Gospel, Jonathan Saur

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Do You Hear What I Hear? Discernment and Dialogue in a Secular Age, Andrew J. Schlecht

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Reaching the Diaspora: Streamed Worship and Preaching in the Lutheran Church of Australia, Cultivating Koinonia and Ecclesia, Timothy Paul Stringer

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Missional Leadership in Times of Congregational Transition, Tormod O. Svensson

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Cultivating the Practice of Neighborliness: A Missional Practice of Living in a Perichoretic Relationship with Neighbors, Abenda F. Tamba

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow: Innovating, Evaluating, and Improving Worship to Participate in God's Mission, Andrew K. Barnett

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Practicing the Journey: Forming Missional Christian Leaders, Mary A. Caucutt

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Leadership and Faith Formation in Youth Ministry: Explaining the Relationship Between Leadership Experiences and Faith Formation in Middle School Students, Neil A. Christians

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Breathing With God: Inhaling God's Spirit, Exhaling God's Reign, Douglas Scott Dent

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Practicing Community: Naming, Claiming, and Practicing the Holy Spirit's Sending of a Congregation in the Midst of Change into the Open Future, Meghan K. Gage-Finn

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Cultivating a Missional Hermeneutic in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania for a Common Participation in the Mission of God, Ernest William Kadiva

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We Do Not Lose Heart: Missional Leadership in Dying Congregations, Douglas M. Peterson

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Unity and Diversity: How a Bilingual-Multicultural Congregation Reflects the Nature of the Trinity in Unity and Diversity, Albert W. Triolo

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Lutheran Higher Education in a Secular Age: Religious Identity and Mission at ELCA Colleges and Universities, Brian A.F. Beckstrom

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Preaching to Shape Christian Witness: He Cannot Be the Messiah, Can He?, Christine M. Bellefeuille

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Better Together: Leadership that Enhances Ministry Collaboration, Kristine K. Bjorke

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God’s Beautiful Mission: Missional Church and Leadership in the Light of Theological Aesthetics, M. Scott Boren

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Perichoretic Worship: Cultivating Relationships with the Triune God, with One Another, and with the World, Greg G. Busboom

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Seeing Salvation: The Effectiveness of Preaching on the Sacramental Life in a Salvation Army Context, Steven Mark Cameron

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Nearer My God to Thee: How Biblical Preaching Fosters Intimacy with God, Warren Lee Domenick Jr

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Definitively Lutheran?: An Exploration of Definitive Lutheran Characteristics in Higher Education, John Eggen

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Confessional Biblical Preaching in the Face of Whiteness: Challenging the Preacher’s Understanding of White Supremacy, Laurie P. Feille

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Real People, Real Faith, Real God: Encountering the Divine in Preaching Biblical Characters, Cynthia Halvorson

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Digital and Analog Preaching in a Multi-media World, Ramona Hayes

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Great Members, Great Churches: Adaptive Change and Missional Theology in the Local Church, Christopher Jacobsen

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(Re)Discovering a Midrashic Biblical Imagination for the Progressive-Liberal Community, Elisabeth R. Jones

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Faith Formation for Families in a Post-Programmatic Era, Susan Megrund

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The Spirit's Playground: How God Speaks Through Scripture to Develop Contagious Missional Imagination, Sarah Birkedal Nye

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Hmong American Funeral Practices, William Tue Siong

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Recapture the Call: A Theology of Preaching as Proclamation in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Tricia L. Tedrow

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Table, Food, Waiter: Preaching the Eucharist to Today’s Popular Food Culture, Richard W. Vevia Jr

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Opening to Revelation: Building Discernment Processes from Practices that Best Inform Communal Decision Making, Chris Alexander

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Generous Leaders, Generous Congregations: A Study of the Relationship between the Financial Generosity of Congregational Leaders and the Financial Generosity of Their Congregations, Ryan D. Brodin

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Deepening Community: Dispelling the Myth of Small through a Gospel of the Small, Sarah R. Cordray

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Walk Me to the Gate: Christian Practices of Accompaniment with People Who Are Dying and Their Families, Yolanda Kali Denson-Byers

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Looking Back to Move Forward: Youth Ministry and Its Effect on the Faith and Christian Practices of Today's Adults, Andrew A. Taylor

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A Congregation Engaging in Missional Dialogue: Strengthening Discernment amid Diversity through Healthy Congregational Dialogue, Jeffrey M. Wilson

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Preparing Transformational Sermons: An Attitudinal Model of Sermonic Application, Donald G. Bryant Jr.

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Earth Stewardship and the Missio Dei: Participating in the Care and Redemption of All God Has Made, David M. Carlson

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Preaching Effectively to the Unchurched, Rodney Reed Carlson

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Cultivating the Holy Callings of Ordinary Saints: The Church at Work for the Life of the World, Jeffrey A. Eisele

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The Joy of the Lord is Your Strength: How Your Passions Can Serve God's Mission in the World, Jay Grave

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Exploring the Effectiveness of Field Preaching Evangelism in the United Methodist Church, Paul D. Johnsen

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Mystagogical Preaching in the Episcopal Church: Connecting Sermon and Liturgy, Daniel John Justin

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Preaching More Effectively to Multiple Generations, Lynne Kammeraad

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Cultivating Biblical Imagination Through Preaching, Edward N. Kay

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Lift Up Your Hearts: Preaching Grace Effectively as a Pastoral Response to Shame, Harold Kenyon

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Preaching From a Biblical Anthropology: Sources and Methods for Correlating the Gospel and the Human Condition, Paul N. D. Miller

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Telling the Old, Old Stories: Reconnecting With Jesus' Parables Through Biblical Storytelling, Kathryn L. Skoglund

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Led to Lead: Vocational Discernment and Emerging Pastoral Leadership in the Reformed Church in America, Tanner Smith

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Wesleyan Missional Small Groups: Three Crucial Attributes, David Werner

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Missional Interim Ministry Processes a Case Study, Christopher Edwin Hagen

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Cross-training Christians for rural servant-leadership : an exploration of the role of a congregation in nurturing leadership in the community of Wessington Springs, South Dakota, John H. Paulson

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Reconciling The Believing Nonbelonger: Readiness To Reach and Receive Lost Sheep, Robert E. Sachs Jr.

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Holistic Approach to Mental Illnesses at the Toby of Ambohibao Madagascar, Daniel A. Rakotojoelinandrasana

Theses/Dissertations from 1979

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Community and Discipleship, As Emphasized and Applied in the Life and Mission of a Covenant Church, Ronald F. Christian