Training elders for oversight of infant baptism in the PCUSA
R Blair Moffett
The purpose of the project is to give Presbyterian elders a better understanding of baptism and to provide a design for decision-making which the elders can use in interviews with parents who request baptism for their children. Pastors in three Presbyterian churches lead their elders in field testing of the design. Participants take pre- and post-tests and provide concluding evaluations which show significant increases in knowledge and understanding of baptism. Testing the design in churches with the pastors as leaders demonstrates that the program can be used effectively by others. A leader's guide with lesson plans and suggestions regarding methodology is included.
Degree Granting Institution
Ralph R Sundquist
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