A Contextualized Approach to Leadership Training in Jesus City Mission, Cameroon

Full Title
A Contextualized Approach to Leadership Training in Jesus City Mission, Cameroon
Author
Jerome Ebua Awah D.Min.
Abstract
The goal of this project was to understand the approaches that should be present in a contextualized curriculum for leadership development at the Jesus City Mission (JCM), Cameroon. The need for an indigenous approach to leadership training contextualized to the Cameroonian African context, in contrast to the current adopted Western model was identified. This project developed a model for leadership training to prepare ministers for service in the rapidly growing JCM church. To reach this understanding, a participatory action research process incorporating qualitative data-collecting instruments was employed, interviewing and surveying of Ministerial Academic (MINACA) students and JCM stakeholders. A focus group of 8 participants was constituted, 10 MINACA former students and 25 current students were interviewed. Sixty questionnaires were administered to participants. We discovered that trainers must not only be qualified but must be conversant with the sociocultural realities of where training is taking place. Leadership training must be hands on. This information provided a foundation for the future development of various training processes in JCM and other Christian denominations facing similar challenges.
Degree Granting Institution
Country
Canada
Degree Granted
Doctor of Ministry
Major
Leadership
Type of Work
D.Min. Project
Advisor
Michael Krause Dr D.Min.
Language
English
Date
2022
Number of Pages
182
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