Place Forming Pastor: Imagination and Congregational Exegesis as Pastoral Spirituality
This project proposes that the capacity for pastors to develop pastoral imagination depends on the conversation between vocation and place, such that pastors who engage in contextually-reflective ministry through their preaching and pastoral work necessarily deepen their pastoral and vocational self-understanding in the process. Basic qualitative research consisting of semi-structured interviews of three pastors serving various contexts provides data and demonstrates that the development of pastoral imagination is context- specific as pastors incorporate congregational stories into their own vocational discernment and pastoral spirituality.
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Doctor of Ministry
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