Clergy traveling companions : perichoresis and clergy discipleship in community

Full Title
Clergy traveling companions : perichoresis and clergy discipleship in community
Heather M. Baker-McAllister
Clergy Traveling Companions examines issues surrounding clergy crises. Crises may be sexual boundary violations or actions resulting from depression or anxiety. The researcher critiques current supervisory practices within The United Methodist Church. The practices include the use of cluster groups and managerial supervision provided by the District Superintendent. The
researcher proposes that perichoresis and an understanding of God as community offers a lens to understand the needs of clergy. This need creates a space for the clergy person to live into their own Christian discipleship. The project developed and tested a mechanism through which clergy might experience accountable discipleship community.

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Degree Granting Institution
United States
Degree Granted
Doctor of Ministry
Type of Work
D.Min. Project
C. Anthony Hunt
Number of Pages
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