Eldership and discipleship in the Church of Scotland

Full Title
Eldership and discipleship in the Church of Scotland
Author
Graeme R Wilson
Abstract
This project researched the relationship between discipleship and the distinctive spiritual understanding of the office of Elder in the Church of Scotland. The author developed a biblical and (Reformed) theological model of cross-shaped discipleship based on the vertical and horizontal dimensions of love of God and love of neighbour respectively. Group discussions, interviews, and questionnaires generated qualitative and quantitative research data. The project revealed that the eldership favoured the horizontal elements of community and service over the more "spiritual" vertical dimension of discipleship, and that this may account for the eclipse of the "spiritual" in the office of Elder today.
Degree Granting Institution
Country
United States
Type of Work
D.Min. Project
Advisor
John P Burgess
Language
English
Date
2018
Number of Pages
182