Dr. Kelly has been a professor/educator for over 30 years at both undergrad and graduate level and is presently a Senior Dissertation Advisor for Grand Canyon University. He has taught Thesis Writing, Statistics, and Research Methods both online and face to face since the year 2000. His research interests include not only the relationship between conversion experiences and evangelism practices but also anything related to church health factors and/or the missional purpose of the academy, with a focus on empirically-based research that will help future missionaries, pastors, and lay-leaders do a better job in leading the church into the 21st century. Kelly is President/Founder of Barnabas Missions Unltd. (www.barnabasmissions.org ).
Types of Consulting
Dissertation/Thesis Research Design
Statistical Analysis, Design, Presentation – SPSS, Excel, etc.
Research Design – Qualitative/Quantitative Measures
Self- Report Measures
Online Survey Construction
Fluent in APA, MLA, Chicago Manual of Style (Turabian)
Fee Schedule: $60 @ billable hour in 1/4 hour increments.
What others are saying about Dr. Kelly’s consulting services:
“Dr. Brian Kelly served as the statistics consultant for my Ph.D. dissertation. He did outstanding work on facilitating the compilation of the statistical data of my original research. Dr. Kelly’s knowledge in both statistics and use of the SPSS software, combined with his listening skills and ability to process my research data, made the educational journey enjoyable. He enabled the reporting of the research data quickly and competently. I highly recommend Dr. Kelly to anyone who needs assistance with their statistical research” – Valerie Rance, Ph.D.
“Dr. Brian Kelly assisted me with the statistical aspects of my dissertation. He is professional, and made himself available to answer all questions, provide clarification and the turnaround time was quick. His contribution helped ease the stress related to the dissertation process. Dr. Kelly’s experience in research and statistics combined with his ability to communicate complex concepts with simplicity helped me defend my project results with confidence. I would highly recommend his services. ” – Vince Varghese, DAIS
Online Adjunct Professor – Senior Dissertation Advisor
Grand Canyon University,
Online Adjunct Professor of Practical Ministry, College of Christian Ministries & Religion, Southeastern University
Prior Professor of Research & Integration, Bethany University- Scotts Valley, CA
President & Founder, Barnabas Missions
BA in Biblical Studies, Trinity Bible College
MA in Biblical Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary
Ph.D. in Practical Theology (emphasis in spirituality/evangelism), Fuller Theological Seminary
Brief Publication Highlights:
- Published “A Practical Theology and Evangelism” in the Journal for the Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education, vol. 14, (1998-1999), 20-32.
- Published his dissertation: Toward a Practical Theology of Evangelism: Spiritual Pilgrimage as an Essential Paradigm for the Christian Conversion Process and Its Implications for Evangelism Methodologies. Ann Arbor: UMI Diss. Services, 2000.
- Published Biblical Tools for Reaching a Post-Modern World: Proven Approaches for Mobilizing a Faithful Witness. Scotts Valley, CA: Barnabas Missions Unlimited, 2002.
- Created Sharing our Spiritual Journey with Others: Principles for Personal Outreach: Seminar Series in DVD/VHS. Scotts Valley, CA: Barnabas Missions Unlimited, 2002.
- Published One Step Closer to Christ: Evangelism as Spiritual Pilgrimage Together. Scotts Valley, CA: Barnabas Missions Unlimited, 2001.
- Published “The Christian University as Messianic Community in Missional Engagement with the Church and The World” in Transformational Leadership: A Tribute to Dr. Mark Rutland. Lakeland, Fl: Small Dogma Publishing, 2008, download this chapter here ChristianUniversityinMessianicMissionalEngagement.
- Presented “Spirit-led Evangelism: Evaluative Criteria for Outreach Praxis in a Pentecostal Context,” to Society of Pentecostal Studies, Practical Theology Interest Group in Minneapolis, MN, March 2010.
- “Measuring the Spirit’s Move: The Boon and the Bane of the Use of Empirical Methods in the Study of Evangelism, Conversion, and Spirituality,” a chapter in Proceedings for the Inaugural Faith & Science Conference. Springfield, MO: Gospel Publishing House, 2011.
- “The Role of the Pentecostal Academy in the Formation and Evaluation of Whole-life Discipleship and Missional Christianity.” Presented at 2011 AG Faculty Conference in Springfield, MO, June 2011.
- “Ghost in the Analysis: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly in the Use of Empirical Methods in the Study of Evangelism, Conversion, and Spirituality.” Presented to Society for Pentecostal Studies, Practical Theology Interest Group, Regent University, Virginia Beach, Vg, March 2012.
- “Facing the Future: A Brief SWOT Analysis of the Potentialities and Challenges within Pentecostal Higher Education” Presented to Assemblies of God Faculty Symposium, Special Topics Group, Evangel University, June 2014.
- Spirit-Led Evangelism: Evaluative Criteria for Outreach Praxis in a Pentecostal Context
- One Step Closer to Christ
- Sharing Your Spiritual Journey with Others
- A Practical Theology of Evangelism – AETE Journal Article
- Conversion and Evangelism Unpublished Journal Article
- Toward A Practical Theology of Evangelism, Ph.D. Dissertation, Fuller Theological Seminary