Approaching prayer: a model for Christian prayer formation in the local congregation

Full Title
Approaching prayer: a model for Christian prayer formation in the local congregation
Author
Thomas William Eliiott
Abstract
This project proposes that a disciplined context for prayer formation in local congregations will produce spiritual growth. Employing lectio divina, spiritual friendship, and practicums, the project produces eight study guides for sessions constructed on the prayer lives of biblical and historical spiritual figures, and introduces these materials in a small group at First United Methodist Church of Dacula, Georgia. Surprising responses encourage further exploration into communal, disciplined prayer in the Wesleyan spirit and provide ground for critical assessment of the project for use in other congregations.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Belle Miller McMaster
Language
English
Date
1997
Number of Pages
196