Date of Award

Spring 2023

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)


Barnett College of Ministry & Theology


Department of Christian Ministries and Religion

Primary Advisor

Dr. Tim Gilligan

Second Advisor

Dr. Matthew Ulrich

Third Advisor

Dr. Jim Vigil


Bible engagement, faith practice, and people identifying as followers of Jesus are at an all-time low in America. Christians are casually attending church, occasionally volunteering, but not transforming into fully devoted followers of Jesus. Discipleship is defined differently from church to church, and “spiritual formation” is the new rave without much local church praxis. How do Christians go from a weekly faith of attendance to a daily faith of transformation? The focus of this doctoral dissertation is to present the practice of daily meetings with God as the solution to this problem. It is by laying out a clear theology of daily meetings with God accompanied by a practical guide for implementation, worship, Scripture, and prayer that the foundation for daily meetings will be developed. The result will be fully devoted followers of Jesus ready to fight the devil, form theology, and satisfy their spirit in the presence of God.