Date of Award
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
This Participatory Action Research (PAR) utilized a mixed methods approach to address an adaptive challenge in a Lutheran church in a bedroom community in a small town and rural setting. The research involved implementing PAR interventions that cultivated four spiritual capacities: see, hear, know, and say within the realm of faith formation. Results suggest the Holy Spirit initiated a process of cultural adaptation as participants began reframing their world view, having their missional imagination transformed, discerning the triune God’s active presence, and engaging in dialogue.
Schlecht, Andrew J., "Do You Hear What I Hear? Discernment and Dialogue in a Secular Age" (2020). Doctor of Ministry Theses. 57.