Equipping Students of Chaparral Hills Baptist Church in Amarillo, Texas, to Meditate on the Bible
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abstract equipping students of chaparral hills baptist church in amarillo, texas, to meditate on the bible Jimmy Clyde Chavedo, DEdMin The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2020 Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Joseph C. Harrod This ministry project was designed to equip students of Chaparral Hills Baptist Church in Amarillo, Texas to meditate on the Bible. The purpose of equipping was to increase knowledge and student confidence in the practice of biblical meditation. Chapter 1 explains the context, rationale, purpose, goals, and methodology of the project. Chapter 2 describes the biblical practice of meditation based on the exegesis of the following passages: Psalm 1:1-6, Psalm 63:1-8; Psalm 119:15-16, 23-34, 97-98; Joshua 1:8, and 2 Corinthians 3:17-18. Chapter 3 reviews and synthesizes literature discussing meditation from Catholic and Protestant traditions to gain a better understanding of how Christians have practiced meditation as well as analyzing strengths, weaknesses and proposed changes from other doctoral projects. Chapter 4 details the implementation of the project from creation through analysis of statistical results of the project. Chapter 5 presents an assessment of the purpose, goals, strengths, and weaknesses of the project, and concludes with suggested changes, theological and personal reflections.