Bible--Timothy II

RESPONDING TO OUR HEMORRHAGING FAITH IN CANADA BY EXPLORING A FAMILY-INTEGRATED CHURCH MODEL AS A SOLUTION IN THE GREATER TORONTO AREA

Author
Michael Thiessen D.Min.
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to respond to the identified crisis in disciple-making by exploring the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of a Family-Integrated-Church ministry model.
To accomplish this SWOT analysis, there were four steps to this research project: A literature review, Biblical research on the family, twelve semi-structured interviews with FEB pastors, and an elders’ review of our FIC model at Grace Baptist Church in Alliston, Ontario. By doing this research project, I hoped to understand this ministry model better and sought to focus our local church disciple-making practices.

The information gleaned from this research project confirmed for me some of what I already knew anecdotally; there is a crisis in children’s and young adult ministry of which the family is a key part of both the problem and solution. The next generation needs to be able to follow their parents, who are worshipping, praying, and serving before them, in order to be made into passionate disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ.

A STRATEGIC PLAN TO ENCOURAGE THE PURSUIT OF AN ACCREDITATION MODEL AMONG INDEPENDENT BAPTIST PASTORAL TRAINING INSTITUTIONS IN SPANISH-SPEAKING LATIN AMERICA

Author
Bruce Burkholder D.Min.
Abstract
Although independent Baptist pastoral training institutions have served the
Spanish-speaking church in Latin America for decades, most have become stagnated in academic development and institutional advancement. The purpose of this study was to develop a strategic plan that will encourage these institutions to pursue an accreditation model. This study identified five impediments to this pursuit.

1. Insufficient academic preparation of professors

2. Excessive government restrictions

3. Poor economic situation in country

4. Lack of interest/Lack of knowledge of benefits

5. Low academic level of students

This quantitative data was obtained through a Delphi survey of twenty-two individuals from three distinct subgroups: (1) Independent Baptist missionaries actively involved in pastoral training in Spanish-speaking Latin America, (2) Independent Baptist Hispanic pastors or professors who were trained in Latin America and who retain involvement in this ministry, and (3) Independent Baptist theological educators who have experience with the accreditation process. Through the Delphi survey the participants suggested the above-mentioned impediments to the pursuit of an accreditation model. The Delphi expert panel also provided qualitative data by sharing additional insight into the nature of the impediments through comments made within the survey and personal conversations with the author.

Once the five impediments had been identified a Delphi support team worked with the author to develop a strategic plan to address each impediment. Specific goals were set, and action steps were identified. Most importantly, the strategic plan encourages independent Baptist pastoral training institutions in Spanish-speaking Latin America to promptly initiate and to passionately pursue the core concepts of the accreditation model, specifically, the standardization of curriculum, external peer review and internal quality assessment.

The project concludes with recommendations to independent Baptist churches, ministries, and pastoral training institutions in both the United States and Spanish-speaking Latin America.

The pulpit suitability of selected English Bible versions according to the text-driven model

Author
Pierre G Rosa
Abstract
This dissertation demonstrates that Formal Equivelence English Bible versions are better suited for preaching according to the text-driven model. This paper evaluates the renditions of Psalms 1 and 2, Timothy 2:17 in the GNB, NIV, NLT, NKJV, NASB, and ESV. The introduction determines the ministry need for such a project. Chapter 1 defines concepts and introduces the Pulpit Suitability test, the measure by which the sample passages are evaluated. Chapter 2 determines the substance, structure, and spirit of the sample passages. The remaining chapters assign a suitability value to each version. The highest ranking versions receive a more favorable degree of adequacy for preaching.

Using 2 Timothy 2:1-26 to enhance spiritual formation and teaching skills of Sunday school leaders in Sunnyvale First Baptist Church

Author
Bruce R Kassab
Abstract
The author argues that Paul embedded a unique cluster of 12 imperative verbs in 2 Timothy chapter 2. The study of these verbs enhances spiritual formation and teaching skills of Sunday school leaders. In fact, 2 Timothy has the highest percentage of imperatives in its first half than any other Pauline epistle. The author used traditional research methods. Following a sample group of leaders receiving the findings of this work a statistical increase occurred in their spiritual formation and preparation skills.

On preparing co-workers for a preaching ministry: a study of II Timothy 2: 1-26

Author
Chih-Yuan Lin
Abstract
"Why do we want to train preaching co-workers" and "how to train them"? The author has discussed these questions in the dissertation based on II Timothy 2:1-26. The research of this dissertation is to find an effective method and strategy for preparing co-workers to engage expository preaching ministry in local churches. The content of this dissertation includes: 1) the reason to train preaching co-workers, 2) spiritual formation for preaching co-workers, 3) preachers' characters cultivation, 4) preaching co-worker's learning and training on the word of truth, 5) preaching co-workers' training practice.

"Preach the Word": a study of 2 Timothy 4:1-5 with particular application to the principles and practices of the preaching ministry of the Apostle Paul as the primary model for the Christian preacher

Author
Stephen O Stout
Abstract
The thesis of this study is that the central activity of the ministry of the Apostle Paul is the oral proclamation of the gospel; all other activities are subservient to this over riding concern and find meaning if preaching is primary. The approach of this study is to use the preaching charge of the Apostle Paul to Timothy in 2 Timothy 4:1-5 as the basic outline of study. While the preacher must distinguish between his own preaching authority and Paul's apostolic commission, it is evident that Paul serves as the model preacher of the New Covenant.

Guiding sophomores and juniors at Evangelical Christian School in writing a high school commentary of 2 Timothy

Author
Carl W Nelson
Abstract
The purpose of having students write a commentary is to enrich their knowledge of scripture, enhance their relationship with Christ, improve their ability to apply scripture and introduce them to various Bible study aids. The 119 students listen to introductory lectures and engage in individual study. They then are divided into eighteen groups. Each group is assigned a paragraph and writes a commentary on their section. The results of the project suggest that writing a biblical commentary can be a useful endeavor for high school students. However, the students need close supervision and the number of participants should be limited.

The young pastor and his ministry

Author
Joseph Henry Douglass
Abstract
From an analysis of New Testament imperatives to young pastors, especially those found in the epistles to Timothy and Titus, the author formulates a set of principles to enable a higher level of effectiveness in his own ministry. These principles are developed into a course to be taught to young aspiring pastors in a Bible college or to those in a discipleship relationship with young pastors.
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