Self-respect

An Impact Study About the Effects of Unprocessed Trauma

Author
Pamela D Nelson
Abstract
An Impact Study About the Effects of Unprocessed Trauma:
The purpose of this project was to impact the understanding of unprocessed trauma by using an eight week formational prayer model at City Covenant Church in Detroit, Michigan. The project included a quantitative and qualitative pre-test, post-test design that measured the participants' understanding of the effects of unprocessed trauma.
As a results of this study, participants increased in their knowledge about common triggers to past experiences. Participants demonstrated an increased understanding in their ability to process a previous trauma experience, and participants developed an awareness about how trauma interferes with a relationship to God.

Discovering How African-American Male Soldiers' Self-Esteem is Diminished and Restored n the Army

Author
Everett Lee Caldwell
Abstract
Discovering How African-American Male Soldiers' Self-Esteem is Diminished and Restored n the Army:
The purpose of this project was to discover how African American male chaplains have recognized the dynamics that have lowered self-esteem of African American male soldiers and to identify ways that have been used to restore their self-esteem in the U.S. Army. A 5-point Likert scale survey was taken by eight African American male chaplains within the 807th brigade. It was discovered: 1) African American male soldiers' self-esteem is diminished when denied promotions; 2) African American male soldiers were encouraged by seeing black officers; 3) African American male chaplains gave words of empowerment to help soldiers overcome racial injustices.

Self-Awareness: The Vital Key to Successful Spiritual Leadership Development Through a 5 Day Boot Camp Experience

Author
William E Joseph Jr.
Abstract
Self-Awareness: The Vital Key to Successful Spiritual Leadership Development Through a 5 Day Boot Camp Experience

The purpose of this project was to impact Seventh-day Adventist ministerial interns preparing for ordination to begin the process of becoming self-differentiated leaders. The design of the project included the administration of pre-assessment and post-assessment questionnaires, along with five modules focusing on self-awareness for completion by the participants.
The results of the five-day self-awareness course revealed that the participants became more self-aware. Self-awareness among the participants improved as they integrated biblical principles from 2 Peter 1:5-8, the formation of a personal mission, vision and philosophy statements, taking diagnostic tests, practicing the discipline of solitude, and tracking a life sketch.

God's Image-Bearers: Adolescent Girls and Young Women Building Self-Esteem through Healthy Relationships

Author
Sandra G Whitley
Abstract
Adolescent girls and young women should be taught, nurtured, and empowered to grow up knowing and living out their identity, worth and values as God's image- bearers. The lack of self esteem, self identity, and ethnic identity is evident today in the social and behavioral outcomes of girls. Biblical and theological framework is the imperative foundational value in human beings discovering who they are, who they belong to, who loves them, and how to live a reconciled life with God in this sinful world. In essence, positive self esteem comes first and foremost from healthy relationships with the creator and other humans.

Conducting a growth mindset seminar for African American males who deal with self-hatred

Author
Arthur A Porter
Abstract
A three-day workshop was developed to teach a growth mindset to African-American males who deal with self-hatred. Follow-up discussion included Brainology, exercises using growth mindset theories, and effects of self-hatred. The Dweck mindset test and Sorensen self-esteem test were used. The results indicated a categorical reduction of self-hatred. The growth mindset provided a positive way of experiencing themselves. By viewing challenges and setbacks as opportunities one does not experience setbacks and challenges in a negative way. The results also indicated that self-hatred is increased by failure and is a negative way of experiencing oneself when one cannot fully engage and use one's abilities to the utmost in pursuit of something one values. The key to self-esteem is the willingness to accept challenges and setbacks and view them as opportunities.

Restoring the self-esteem of small churches: holy conversation at district conferences

Author
David J Abbott
Abstract
The goal of this project was to restore the self-esteem of small membership churches through district events for lay and clergy leaders. Chapter one explores the character and fate of small membership churches in the twenty-first century. Chapter two reviews the history of small membership United Methodist churches in Maine. Chapter three introduces the district conference project, defines holy conferencing, and details the three events in the Mid-Maine District where transformation tools were taught to small membership churches. Chapter four evaluates the project, makes recommendations for adjustments to the project, and details another model to explore on the Mid-Maine District.

Impacting the self-esteem of African-American single mothers

Author
Willisue Patterson
Abstract
This project was designed to enhance the self-esteem of the African-American single-parent mothers in the inner city at Bethel Friendship Baptist Church through spiritual direction. Participants completed a full one-day retreat which included lectures, participative exercises, spiritual disciplines such as formational prayer, and Lectio Divina. Pre and post tests were given to measure the results. The results of the data revealed increased movement in the participants' self-esteem. Further positive measurement evidenced a desire for Christian fellowship and a deeper relationship with God. The development of these two areas will impact self-esteem positively.

Faith belief and self-esteem: will self-esteem foster motion to a new stage of faith

Author
David P Calhoun
Abstract
Many Christians express confusion regarding differences of faith and belief in relational groups. This often produces frustration and difficulties in families, churches, and communities. The project is an attempt to help participants determine their core faith and resultant beliefs to foster faith development. The intended result is to create attitudes free from fear and condescension. The approach is an integration of scripture, self-esteem, and United Methodist doctrine in a series of sessions that include lecture and discussion. The project did not produce results outside standard deviation. Better results may be achieved with a carefully structured introduction of biblical underpinnings.
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