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Analyzing the Effects of Introducing Soul Care to an African-American Men’S Group at St. John’S Community Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey
by Cadet, Jean J., D.Min., Nyack College, Alliance Theological Seminary, 2020, 146; 27998979
Abstract (Summary)

The author presents the lack of spiritual formation or soul care as a problem in ministry that exists in the African-American churches in America. The issue of spiritual formation/soul care, as part of the discipleship ministry, is alien in many churches, particularly in African-American churches. The author created an eight-session spiritual formation/soul care course designed for the male members of St. John’s Community Baptist Church. The research required the use of two instruments: a quantitative pre- and post-assessment, and a qualitative one-on-one interview with each of the 15 participants. These two instruments, with the use of statistical analysis and verbal conversation, determined the strength of the men’s emotional maturity. The author found that 80% of the men showed an improvement in their emotional maturity. Therefore, introducing a spiritual formation/soul care course to an African-American church in Newark, New Jersey showed the positive result that the emotional maturity of the men improved.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Chan, Frank
Commitee: Sanders, Martin, Galbreath, Charles
School: Nyack College, Alliance Theological Seminary
Department: Christiian Leadership
School Location: United States -- New York
Source: DAI-A 81/12(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Religious education, Spirituality
Keywords: Emotional healthy church, Emotional healthy spirituality, Soul care, Soul detox, Spiritual disciplines, Spiritual formation
Publication Number: 27998979
ISBN: 9798607370671
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