Dr. Diane J. Chandler

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  1. Whole-Person Formation: An Integrative Approach to Christian Education

    Fall 2015, Curriculum Issues in Christian Education — Pages 314-332

    This article introduces a comprehensive Christian formation model, drawing from the Genesis narrative of being created in the imago Dei (image of God) through godly love. Applicable in the Christian academy, church, and ministry contexts, this approach incorporates seven dimensions (i.e., spirit, emotions, relationships, intellect, vocation, physical health, and resource stewardship, referring to how believers handle the earth, money, and possessions). Ethical living stands as an outcome of integrated growth across these dimensions and as the vehicle to love and serve God and others. Christian educators are encouraged to apply this approach in their various contexts to foster holistic transformation.
    Keywords: Whole-person Formation, Christian Formation, Spiritual Formation, Holistic Transformation, Imago Dei, Godly Love

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