Project Documents

Date of Award

1993

Document Type

Project Report

Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry

School

Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary

Program

Doctor of Ministry DMin

First Advisor

Philip Samaan

Second Advisor

Robert M. Johnston

Third Advisor

Atilio R. Dupertuis

Abstract

Problem. This project report addresses the problem of lack of practicum of a spiritual formation for students at the seminary of Collonges-sous-Saleve, France.

Method. The project report is developed in four stages as follows: First, it investigates how spirituality was approached in the Roman Catholic as well as the mainline Protestant milieu. Second, it explores the Seventh-day Adventist background of spirituality. Third, it focuses on the Pastoral Epistles with regard to Paul's spiritual concerns for the leaders of the church. Four, it recognizes other needs of seminary students that must be considered in the light of spirituality.

Results. This report confirms after reflection that spirituality is essential to the professional education of ministers. It, therefore, calls for a spiritual Christian strategy to become a priority in practicing spirituality at the seminary, and particularly at the Seventh-day Adventist Seminary of Collonges-sous-Saleve, France, for which this program is designed.

Conclusions. The conclusion is that it is part of the responsibility of the seminary to be attentive to the development of the spiritual lives of the students in theology, and to offer adequate spiritual formation to allow an awareness and growth in that area.

Subject Area

Seminarians--Religious life

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