CHRISTIAN CHARACTER FORMATION PROGRAM FOR PASTORS AND LEADERS IN SANTA CRUZ, BOLIVIA

Full Title
CHRISTIAN CHARACTER FORMATION PROGRAM FOR PASTORS AND LEADERS IN SANTA CRUZ, BOLIVIA
Author
Diego Chuyma D.Min.
Abstract
Pastors and Christian leaders are supposed to be Christ-like in character as the Scriptures indicate, but this does not always happen. Christ-like character formation is a lifelong process, of course, but specific steps can be taken to engage in this process of transformation. The purpose of this project is to develop, teach, and evaluate a Christian character formation program for pastors and Christian leaders in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. The philosophical, theological, and biblical foundations of Christian character formation are reviewed. A Christ-like character formation program was developed and implemented. A focus group of pastors and Christian leaders was organized to test the effectiveness of this program. Pastors and leaders in this study developed a conviction that Christ-like character formation is possible, their relationship with God deepened, and they were willing to practice spiritual disciplines with the purpose of developing Christ-like character. This study reveals a need for mind renewal, heart transformation, and body subjection under spiritual disciplines to begin developing a Christ-like character.
Degree Granting Institution
Country
United States
Degree Granted
Doctor of Ministry
Major
Leadership and Ministry Management
Type of Work
D.Min. Project
Advisor
James Moore Ph.D.
David Seiver Ph.D.
William Donahue Ph.D.
Language
English
Date
2017
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