Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Jeffrey S. Williamson

Second Advisor

Frank Moore

Third Advisor

Jeffrey S. Williamson

Scholarship Domain(s)

Scholarship of Discovery


This study sought to determine the impacts of The Place Assessment process within four congregations that are a part of The Church of the Nazarene in central and Eastern Iowa. The Place Assessment process included structured teaching, completing a comprehensive assessment online, and structured coaching. The results of this process showed measurable increases in the areas of discipleship engagement and discipleship transformation.


Ed.D. dissertation completed in 2015 for Olivet Nazarene University.

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