The importance of assessing emotional readiness for ordained ministry in the Presbyterian Church (USA)

Full Title
The importance of assessing emotional readiness for ordained ministry in the Presbyterian Church (USA)
Author
D'Ann Cooper
Abstract
This dissertation sets forth the goal to investigate and potentially establish a standardized emotional readiness requirement for all candidates pursuing ordination in the Ministry of Word and Sacrament, specifically within the Presbyterian Church (USA) denomination. The project considers the questions of what level of emotional readiness is needed to serve effectively in ministry and what limitations prohibit an individual from serving productively in parish ministry. The anticipated outcome of this paper is to establish clear directives for the denomination to establish the essential guidelines to evaluate an individual's psychological health to serve in parish ministry in the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Stan Jewell
Language
English
Date
2011
Number of Pages
189