Lectio Divina as a Corporate Worship Exercise at Trinity Church in Mentor Ohio
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This project was designed to develop a system for incorporating Bible meditation based on the practice of lectio divina in the corporate worship services at Trinity Church in Mentor, Ohio. Additionally, this project provided tools for the people of Trinity Church to practice the discipline of meditation on their own. Chapter 1 explains the unique situation of the ministry context at Trinity Church and the reason for the project. Chapter 2 provides an exegesis on four Scripture passages (Pss 1; 150; Col 3:16; and Heb 4:12–13) focusing on how those passage emphasize Scripture meditation and its benefits for individuals as well as the corporate gathering of believers. Chapter 3 briefly details how the church throughout history has taught and practiced Bible meditation. Chapter 4 describes the research methodology used for the project and how Trinity Church taught and practiced Scripture meditation. Chapter 5 is an evaluation of the effectiveness of the project considering the goals set forth in chapter 1. This project sought to increase spiritual formation at Trinity Church through the practice of Bible meditation as the church continues to develop disciples committed to deepening their relationship with Jesus Christ.