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ERIC Number: ED554731
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 143
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ISBN: 978-1-3032-3357-9
"Picturing" Lay Ministry: Photovoice and Participatory Group Spiritual Gifts Assessment
Trefz, Steven G.
ProQuest LLC, D.Min. Dissertation, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
The "Picturing Lay Ministry" project uses the visual methodology of photovoice as a way of generating participatory laity discernment around the topics of calling, 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. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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