In Support of Feminine Leadership: A model for implementation in the African Methodist Episcopal Church
Cynthia R Cole
This project examines the obstacles black women clergy encounter in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. Using a Womanist framework, the project determines how AME congregations and ecclesiastical leadership can respond appropriately to clergywomen's voices and leadership styles. Six AME senior pastors are interviewed and twelve senior pastors and other women clergy are surveyed identifying four areas of interviewed and twelve senior pastors and other women clergy are surveyed identifying four areas of disparity between female clergy and their male counterparts: the call to ministry, preparation for ministry, well being , and church status. The practicum concludes with an outline of potential strategies for fostering female friendly congregations and for establishing an internal platform of communication.
Degree Granting Institution
Isabel N Docampo
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