For my mastery project, I developed a five-day Scripture Journal to distribute to 15-20 adult female participants at a local Christian church. I have been interested in faith-based practices and their effect on everyday life ever since I began daily bible study and Scripture memory in 1983 after I accepted Christ as Savior and was water-baptized, in accordance with the teachings of the Southern Baptist Church I attended. In 1984, I moved to rural Georgia, where my new spouse and I joined a small 100year-old church that did not have Bible study or Sunday School. Worship service was held on the first and third Sunday of each month by an itinerant minister. My spouse volunteered to teach adult Sunday School and volunteered me to begin teaching children aged 1–18, effective immediately.
During the next three years, I developed a Sunday School department with three different age-appropriate classes, trained teachers and chose curriculum. I taught the 12–18-year-old class and held weekly Bible Study and activities for the teens during that time. When we returned to Alaska in 1987, I taught adult Sunday School for two years, and in 1988 accepted “the call” to ministry. Along with six other women from local churches, I underwent intensive training by our new pastor, who had earned his PhD in “Women’s Role in Ministry.”
|Advisor:||Onofrychuk, David, Pagano, Roseanne V.|
|School:||Alaska Pacific University|
|School Location:||United States -- Alaska|
|Source:||MAI 82/7(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Creative writing, Biblical studies, Mental health, Womens studies|
|Keywords:||Expressive writing, Healing, Health benefits, Journaling, Scripture, Ministry|
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