Blessing Based Spiritual Nurture, including sacred space, Sabbath, hospitality, prayer manipulatives, accompaniment, blessing, holy listening, and story, was incorporated into two confirmation classes at Parkview United Methodist Church in Miamisburg, Ohio. Holy Listening, in verbal and contemplative prayer, scripture, faith stories, and personal interaction, was studied through qualitative data collected from the youth. Confirmation content (scriptural, historical, denominational and congregational) became Stories which were part of the teens' own spiritual journey and story as they confirmed their baptism. Foundational study of Holy Listening and Story supported the model, which helped connect the youth to God, the congregation and each other.
|Advisor:||Rogers, Donald B., Nowak, Jacqueline, Hadley, Leanne Ciampa|
|School:||United Theological Seminary|
|School Location:||United States -- Ohio|
|Source:||DAI-A 69/02, Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Religion, Religious education|
|Keywords:||Blessing Based Spiritual Nurture, Confirmation, Holy listening, Prayer, Scripture, Spiritual formation, Spiritual nurture, Spirituality, Youth|
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