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To empower people in the Temecula Valley and The Awakening Church to become fully alive in Christ and to his mission, this project creates a place for deliverance ministry along a disciple-making pathway whereby sin patterns and strongholds are broken through spiritual warfare, inner healing and obedience.
When Jesus sent his disciples on mission, while instructing them along the pathways of Judea, Luke 9:1-2 states, “he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases,and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.” The desire of The Awakening Church is to raise up disciples who continue to proclaim and demonstrate the kingdom of God with power and authority. In order to forward the gospel’s message and ministry to the broken, including those who are affluent, kingdom-laboring disciples must find freedom in Christ and operate fully with the abundant joy, divine guidance and real-time empowerment of the Holy Spirit.
This project seeks to enhance the current disciple-making strategy by embracing the development of a spiritual deliverance and healing ministry within the local body and for the valley. As part of The Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) denominational movement, the historical emphasis on the four-fold gospel of Jesus is central – Jesus is Savior, Sanctifier, Healer and Coming King. Jesus as Divine Healer will take a renewed emphasis in the life of the church and the fulfillment of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20). To make disciples of all nations we engage both the natural and spiritual worlds. Both are equally real when it comes to meeting the challenges and seizing the opportunities associated with our culture.
Doctor of Ministry
Discipleship, Disciple-making, Deliverance, Demonization, Demons, Spiritual Warfare, Inner Healing, Freedom, Missional, Power Encounter, Worldview, C&MA
Biblical Studies | Christianity | Counseling Psychology | Counselor Education | Missions and World Christianity | Other Psychology | Practical Theology | Religion | Religious Education | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
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Bowman, Kerry D., "Freedom in Christ: Spiritual Deliverance within a Disciple-Making and Missional-Sending Church Vision" (2019). Doctor of Ministry Projects. 374.
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