EQUIPPING THE MEMBERS OF FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH,
CALVERT CITY, KENTUCKY TO DEVELOP THE
PRACTICE OF PERSONAL DEVOTIONS
James William Ewing, D.Min.
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2016
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Joseph C. Harrod
The purpose of this project was to equip members of First Baptist Church (FBC), Calvert City, Kentucky, to develop a daily practice of personal devotions.
Chapter 1 provides the goals, context, rationale, and definitions for this ministry project. It also describes the research methodology and discusses key limitations of the study.
Chapter 2 provides biblical and theological support for of daily personal devotions as a spiritual discipline and then introduces the biblical practices of reading, meditating, and praying over the Word of God.
Chapter 3 examines in detail the practices of devotional reading, meditation, and prayer and then provides an introductory format to help develop and maintain devotions as a daily discipline.
Chapter 4 describes the execution of the ministry project as well and includes statistical and qualitative results.
Chapter 5 offers an assessment of the project purpose, goals, strengths and weaknesses of the project, and concludes with theological and personal reflections.||en_US