Developing a Plan to Facilitate Prayer Partnerships among Public School Educators in Oldham and Whitley Counties in Kentucky
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Prayer in the public schools
Christian teachers--Religious life
ABSTRACT DEVELOPING A PLAN TO FACILITATE PRAYER PARTNERSHIPS AMONG PUBLIC SCHOOL EDUCATORS IN OLDHAM AND WHITLEY COUNTIES IN KENTUCKY Donnie Bruce Patrick, D.Min. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2018 Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Shane W. Parker This dissertation delineates the plan and implementation of organized prayer partnerships among public school educators in Kentucky. Chapter 1 presents the purpose to develop a plan to facilitate prayer partnerships among public school educators. The chapter also shares the goals, ministry context, rationale, definitions, limitations and delimitations, and research methodology for the project. Chapter 2 presents the biblical and theological basis for developing a plan to facilitate prayer partnerships. The chapter further presents the fact that praying together is instructive, habitual, vital to the mission, and is crucial for the Christ follower. Chapter 3 presents the theoretical and practical issues related to developing a plan to facilitate prayer partnerships among public school educators. The chapter also includes the basis for the plan requiring an awareness of the need for prayer, a supply of various models of prayer, the need for accountability, and information of religious liberties for the educator concerning prayer. Chapter 4 presents the details and descriptions of the project. Week by week instructions explain the implementation of the project. Chapter 5 presents the evaluation of the project. The evaluation covers the project’s strengths and weaknesses, personal and theological reflections, and the assessment of the project’s purpose and goals.