"Picturing" lay ministry: photovoice and participatory group spiritual gifts assessment

Full Title
"Picturing" lay ministry: photovoice and participatory group spiritual gifts assessment
Author
Steven G Trefz
Abstract
The "Picturing Lay Ministry" project uses the visual methodology of photovoice as a way of generating participatory laity discernment around the topics of calling, Dakotas rural ministry, and spiritual gifts. The project involves working with curriculum action research embedded within one-day ministry discernment events for laity. Measurement tools include a spiritual gift inventory, repeated measures Likert questionnaires, a short-term photovoice exercise, and semi-structured interviews. The research shows that a photovoice intervention positively impacts participants' awareness and ownership of calling and spiritual giftedness, and encourages contextualization of both ministry realities and hope-filled opportunities.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Mark Teasdale
Language
English
Date
2013
Number of Pages
143