Midwife for the Missio Dei: A Peer Learning Model for Developing Clergy Leadership and Missional Congregations

Full Title
Midwife for the Missio Dei: A Peer Learning Model for Developing Clergy Leadership and Missional Congregations
Author
Beth Sanders
Abstract
The "Midwife for the Missio Dei" project evaluates a spiritual midwife model of clergy leadership for advancing the church's mission. The project uses semi-structured interviews, questionnaires, and participatory group observation to collect data on change in clergy participants' leadership of missional growth before and after implementation of skills derived from the practice of midwifery. The data collected measures change in discernment ability and effectiveness in advancing mission. The research shows that spiritual midwife leadership can effect a positive change in clergy leadership ability in furtherance of the mission of the church.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Mark R Teasdale
Language
English
Date
2017
Number of Pages
112