Alternative Title

Leading the Traumatized Church into Abundant Life


The modern church is in bondage from years of trauma rooted in the Post-Christendom decline. As the church has responded to the trauma it is enduring, it has responded by becoming stagnant as it seeks to maintain any relevance it still has. What the modern church is going through has strong parallels with the Hebrew people who were in bondage in Egypt and were delivered through the wilderness into the promised land of Canaan. Following this example, this dissertation walks church leadership through an understanding of the traumatized church and presents a what a modern-day Exodus journey could look like in creating space for the church to reclaim its identity, process through its trauma, and reclaim its relevance in a hurting world.

Degree Date

Spring 5-13-2023

Document Type


Degree Name



Dr. Harold Recinos

Subject Area

Religion, Theology/Religious Education, Sociology

Number of Pages




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