Tim Sensing, editor
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Few people have made a larger contribution to the ongoing life and health of Churches of Christ around the world than Charles Siburt. During his twenty-four years at Abilene Christian University, Siburt oversaw some fifty DMin theses- a capstone experience designed to recount best practices in congregational life.
Rooted in Dr. Siburt's conviction that good theology makes a difference in the lives of people, The Effective Practice of Ministry is a collection of thirteen of those research projects, covering the most critical topics facing churches today: spiritual formation, leadership development, catechesis, preaching, and missional initiatives in the larger community.
In honor of Dr. Siburt, this anthology is meant to inspire and encourage effective, embodied praxis in the ministry of the church.
About the Editor
Tim Sensing (DMin, PhD) is Associate Dean and Professor of Homiletics at the Graduate School of Theology, Abilene Christian University. Tim co-taught with Charles Siburt the project thesis course for the DMin degree from 1999 to 2012. Tim is also the author of Qualitative Research: A Multi-Methods Approach to Projects for Doctor of Ministry Theses.