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dc.contributor.authorRhodes, John Merrill
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T21:59:56Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T21:59:56Z
dc.date.issued2002-08
dc.identifier.otherrhodes_john_m_200208_edd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/rhodes_john_m_200208_edd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/29295
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to create a typology of Christian education programs for adults from the perspective of the local congregation. The 406 congregations came from six mainline Protestant denominations. The data came from a national study on effective Christian education. In the national study denominations were the unit of study; however, in this study, local congregation was the unit of study. Seventeen educationally relevant variables were identified for effective Christian education. These variables were subjected to factor analysis to derive a new, and simpler theoretical framework. The four factors identified were: Focus upon globalization of faith; focus upon nurturing personal faith; clarity in educational programming; and pastoral leadership. Using these factors, a cluster analysis was performed on the sample of local congregations. The analysis disclosed six types of congregation-based Christian education programs for adults. They were: Type 1: congregations with very low focus upon globalization of faith and low pastoral leadership; Type 2: congregations with a very high focus upon nurturing personal faith and a high focus on globalization of faith with high clarity in educational programming, Type 3: congregations with low clarity in educational programming and high pastoral leadership, Type 4: congregations with a very high focus upon globalization of faith and low focus upon nurturing personal faith, Type 5: congregations with very low clarity in educational programming, and Type 6: congregations with a high focus upon nurturing personal faith with high clarity in educational programming and low pastoral leadership. The typology contributes databased as opposed to anecdotal information about the types of congregation-based Christian education programs for adults. The typology may serve as a benchmark for local congregations for the type of program they aspire to have.
dc.languageA typology of congregation-based Christian education for adults
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightsOn Campus Only
dc.subjectCongregation-based education
dc.subjectMainline Denominations
dc.subjectChristian Adult Education
dc.subjectNurturing Personal Faith
dc.subjectGlobalization of Faith,Clarity of Educational Programming
dc.subjectPastoral Leadership
dc.titleA typology of congregation-based Christian education for adults
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreeEdD
dc.description.departmentAdult Education
dc.description.majorAdult Education
dc.description.advisorThomas Valentine
dc.description.committeeThomas Valentine
dc.description.committeeRonald M. Cervero
dc.description.committeeTalmadge C. Guy
dc.description.committeeMike A. Orey, III


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