Overcoming spiritual bondage in Methodist churches in Togo : deliverance in counseling as a pastoral approach

Full Title
Overcoming spiritual bondage in Methodist churches in Togo : deliverance in counseling as a pastoral approach
Author
Tofa Amouzoun
Abstract
"Healing prayers and deliverance has become very common and central to the activities of most churches in Togo. . . . In the context of my project, spiritual bondage is one of the challenges that members of KMMC in Togo are facing nowadays. . . . Spiritual bondage is prevalent not only among unbelievers and other Christians, but also KMMC members in every aspects of their life. . . . Using qualitative method of data analysis, views . . . received from pastors and church members, . . . discussions . . . on elements of healing and deliverance and principles of education[,] the author use[s] practical methods to address this important issue in pastoral care. . . . [D]eliverance, as a practice, is characterized by different activities. It is the effectiveness of these activities that contributes to the well-being of the victims of bondage. This research . . . found that good healing and deliverance that use contextual approaches can contribute greatly to the growth of the KMMC in Togo . . . . Therefore, the author suggests contextual educational approach that will help pastors to acquire necessary tools that is needed for this ministry. The Faculty of Theology of Lomé, where the pastors of KMMC are trained, will be use[d] to empower them in order to be well equipped for this ministry in the Church." -- Leaf [2].
Degree Granting Institution
Country
United States
Degree Granted
Doctor of Ministry
Type of Work
D.Min. Project
Advisor
Michael Koppel
Language
English
Date
2020
Number of Pages
101
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