Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Blessing Based Spiritual Nurture: Holy listening with prayer, scripture, story, and people as a foundation for confirmation
by Van Doren, Barbara D. Abel, D.Min., United Theological Seminary, 2007, 145; 3301288
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
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
Publication Number: 3301288
ISBN: 978-0-549-46161-6
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