MENTORING EMERGING LEADERS IN THE MEN’S MINISTRY OF AN EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH

Full Title
MENTORING EMERGING LEADERS IN THE MEN’S MINISTRY OF AN EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH
Author
Jack DeVere Olsen D.Min.
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to make existing leaders equipping leaders of emerging leaders in the men’s ministry of Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church in Casper, Wyoming. The first goal toward fulfilling that purpose is to be transformed from a trained servant or service-providing clergyman to an equipping leader or a training pastor. The second goal is to create and implement a plan for developing leaders. The third goal is to introduce and encourage leadership development by mentoring in our men’s ministry.

The first goal was approached through writing a revised job description, and keeping a diary of time spent in leadership development. The second goal involved developing a leadership development curriculum focusing on leadership concepts, character and competency. Nehemiah was chosen for study as the Biblical example of a godly leader. Leading a small group was selected as the ministry for developing competency. Mentoring was the method for implementing the curriculum. Three mentors each selected one mentoree to train and develop. The third goal involved developing a series of teaching lessons on leadership development through mentoring. These lessons were presented at our monthly men’s breakfasts.

The proposed mentoring process revealed that the equipping leaders need precise instructions and accountability for carrying out the mentoring of the emerging leaders. One of the greatest challenges in mentoring is getting men together and establishing the mentoring relationships.
Degree Granting Institution
Country
United States
Degree Granted
Doctor of Ministry
Major
Pastoral Ministry
Type of Work
D.Min. Project
Advisor
Martin Crain Ph.D.
Craig Ott Ph.D.
William Donahue Ph.D.
Language
English
Date
2017
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