Training Grace Bible Church in Moore, South Carolina, to Present Historical Arguments for Believing in Jesus’s Resurrection
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This project aims to equip the members of Grace Bible Church in Moore, South Carolina, to share historical arguments for believing in Jesus. Chapter 1 presents the ministry context of GBC as well as the rationale and various goals of this project. Chapter 2 unpacks 1 Corinthians 15:3–8 and demonstrates that Jesus’s resurrection from the dead can be historically verified. Chapter 3 reviews Dale Allison Jr.’s The Resurrection of Jesus and explains that Allison’s arguments do not ultimately undermine Christ’s bodily resurrection. Chapter 4 recounts the implementation of the project itself. The implementation included conducting pre-series surveys, preaching a six-week sermon series, writing complementary six-week small group curriculum, and conducting post-series surveys to determine progress among project participants. Chapter 5 evaluates the effectiveness of the project based on the completion of the specified goals. Based on a t-test for dependent samples, this chapter demonstrates a positive statistically significant difference in the pre- and post-survey overall scores: t(60) = -10.256, p < .001.