Date of Award

Spring 2015

Document Type



Christian Studies

First Reader

Dr. J. Scott Duvall

Second Reader

Dr. Barbara Pemberton

Third Reader

Dr. Jennifer Fayard


The typical way that spiritual formation of college students is approached tends to be therapeutic instead of centered around God's big story. I believe the current approaches to spiritual growth do not adequately meet the needs of today's emerging adults because they are self-centered and simplistic. College is a time when those who want to grow can if they are placed in intentional, story-based process that allows them to realize their part in God's grand story. This becomes a way for those who are on a search for deep, authentic faith to find out how to grow. As a college senior, I want to add my voice to those who argue that more can be done in the lives of college students concerning their spiritual growth.



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