An unobstructed educational model for ministerial candidates in the New River Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America

Full Title
An unobstructed educational model for ministerial candidates in the New River Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America
Author
Dennis Bills
Abstract
The author created an alternative educational model to overcome obstacles to ministerial education faced by candidates in the New River Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America. The author reviewed the cultural context of West Virginia and identified three obstacles the model must reduce or eliminate: low educational attainment, poverty, and geographic immobility. The author presented the model to the Candidates and Credentials Committee of the New River Presbytery, which approved the model with some suggested modifications. The assessment and evaluation of the project revealed problems facing the New River Presbytery in addition to training ministerial candidates.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Robert A Gagnon
Language
English
Date
2016
Number of Pages
210