As Christian teachers and scholars, we are not only interested in our students’ intellectual growth but also their spiritual and personal growth. On Thursday, 26 September 2019 at 1400 GMT, Dr. Min-Dong Paul Lee, Norris A. Aldeen Professor of Business, and Dr. Hannah Stolze, Director of the Wheaton Center for Faith & Innovation and Associate Professor of Marketing & Supply Chain Management, will discuss in this webinar how we can contribute to our students’ holistic (spiritual, academic, and personal) growth.
In the last two years, Drs. Lee and Stolze have conducted empirical research on a Christian college campus surveying over 200 students, trying to understand the factors that contribute to their holistic growth. The context of research was discipleship small groups. They measured various outcomes related to the small group experience, including spiritual maturity, personal/academic thriving, organizational commitment, and citizenship behavior. The research revealed that the leadership quality (measured by servant leadership scale) plays a particularly important role in shaping students’ spiritual formation. The students’ spiritual maturity, in turn, is highly correlated with their personal/academic thriving, organizational commitment, and citizenship behavior.