AN EDUCATION SURVEY OF THE ASOCIACIÓN DE IGLESIAS BÍBLICAS COSTARRICENSES PASTORS

Full Title
AN EDUCATION SURVEY OF THE ASOCIACIÓN DE IGLESIAS BÍBLICAS COSTARRICENSES PASTORS
Author
Steven Charles Lucas D.Ed.Min.
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to document the formal and non-formal education experiences and perceived educational needs of the pastors of the Asociación de Iglesias Bíblicas Costarricenses (AIBC). The AIBC is an association of 170 Bible churches led by 131 pastors throughout Costa Rica that arose out of the Latin American Mission in 1945.
A descriptive survey was used to collect the data relevant to the research questions. It was hypothesized that the results would show little to no improvement compared to data culled from a 1999 study which revealed that among AIBC pastors 13% reported completing high school, 32% were in or had been to a Bible Institute, and 20% were in or had been to seminary.
The findings indicated that there had been significant improvement among the member pastors in both formal secular education and formal ministry education. Participation in non-formal ministry education was high as expected. However, satisfaction in the quality of ministry education varied widely among areas of ministry training and from institution to institution. There remains ample room for improvement in both the formal and non-formal education sectors, especially in the areas of church administration/finance, counseling, and evangelism.
The study concludes with specific recommendations for the AIBC.
Degree Granting Institution
Country
United States
Degree Granted
Doctor of Educational Ministry
Major
Advanced Academic Ministry
Type of Work
Dissertation
Advisor
Michael A. Ortiz Ph.D.
James B. Adams Ph.D.
Language
English
Date
2020
Number of Pages
139
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