Jeffrey A Bryan
This project was developed on the assumption that many pastors and teachers in conservative evangelical churches largely ignore the doctrine of the Spirit in their weekly preaching and teaching ministries. While not all churches fall under this generalization, the evidence presented in this project suggests many fail to celebrate or acknowledge the Spirit's presence in their worship services, sermons, and classes. However, the research conducted in this project shows a positive relationship between a biblical course on the doctrine of the Spirit and an increased knowledge of the doctrine, positive attitudes toward the Spirit, and an increased personal reliance upon the Spirit. Thus, this project lends credibility to the assumption that most believers would gladly embrace biblical teachings concerning the doctrine of the Spirit if offered from church pulpits and lecterns.