Doctor of Ministry Program
in Blessing Based Spiritual Nurture
United Theological Seminary
Ministry students & faculty of the Blessing Based Spiritual Nurture
program at UTS at their graduation, December 2007. Dr. Donald
B Rogers, PhD, Dr. Jacqueline Nowak, D.Min., The Rev. Dr. Leanne Hadley, M.Div., D.Min.
provided leadership for this creative approach to ministry.
Read the research projects of the first doctoral cohort group
The first UTS Doctoral Cohort,
Learning and Developing the Theory, Practices and Power of Blessing
Based Spiritual Nurture, did extensive, in-depth research, as each
developed imaginative, well thought out research projects in spiritual
nurture ministries. Foundational to each student’s work was an
understanding of spiritual formation grounded in respect for children and
all persons as inestimably valuable to God. These Ministries of Spiritual
Nurture welcome children as fully participating members of families,
congregations and communities. The ministries focus upon “going alongside”
persons in every life stage, as they seek to deepen connection with or
become more united to God and grow in relationship with God and others.
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