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Title: Closed-loop preaching : enhancing preaching using lay feedback
Author: Braudrick, Michael Wayne
ISNI:       0000 0004 2733 289X
Awarding Body: Middlesex University
Current Institution: Middlesex University
Date of Award: 2004
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This study has been conducted under the direction of Middlesex University and through the good favor of the Frisco (Texas) Christian Alliance. The concern of this research has been whether the existence of a standing lay pulpit team increases measurably the preacher’s openness to feedback. This process of developing sensitivity to useful feedback is known as “closing the feedback loop.” Multiple case studies, triangulated with many other data collection instruments, have been the primary means of examining the hypothesis that a standing lay evaluation team closes the feedback loop. Further, existing studies and literature have been used to not only support this hypothesis but to convincingly establish that openness to feedback leads inevitably to improved teaching. The results clearly demonstrate the efficacy of a lay pulpit team in opening a preacher to feedback and thus increasing effectiveness. Thus, the theory herein tested, supported by this research and further validated by other work, may provide a simple means to achieve an end long sought in the preaching profession.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Prof.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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