Equipping Young Adults at Parkwood Baptist Church, Gastonia, North Carolina, through Christian Ethics.
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SubjectChristian ethics--Study and teaching
Gender identity--Biblical teaching
ABSTRACT EQUIPPING YOUNG ADULTS AT PARKWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH, GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA, THROUGH CHRISTIAN ETHICS Benjamin Addison Francis, D.Ed.Min. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2018 Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Phillip R. Bethancourt This project is for the equipping of young adults at Parkwood Baptist Church in Gastonia, North Carolina, to engage gender identity issues through the discipline of Christian ethics. Chapter 1 provides a brief history and ministry context at Parkwood while also outlining the goals and methodology. Chapter 2 provides the biblical and theological foundation for the project through the exegesis of four biblical texts (Gen 1:26-28; Gen 2:18-25; Rom 1:18-27; Eph 5:21-33). Chapter 3 overviews human flourishing through properly ordered human gender and sexual identity. Chapter 4 describes the project itself, overviewing teaching methodology and specific course curriculum. Chapter 5 evaluates the efficacy of the project based on the stated goals. Ultimately, this project seeks to equip young men and women to both love the Lord Jesus and to faithfully engage the world through a biblically ordered view of gender and human sexuality.