Clergy

The authority of scripture in the preaching of C&MA pastors in the Southern District

Author
Dale P Crank
Abstract
This project examines the practices that the pastors of the Southern District of the Christian & Missionary Alliance use to promote the authority of Scripture through their preaching ministries. A six-point Lykert scale was used to quantify the opinions of the pastors surveyed to the practices traditionally seen as promoting the authority of Scripture. Scores were computed for each statement and were analyzed based upon the ages, the educational levels, and the length of time in ministry of the pastors.

Pope Francis' Preaching A Model for Parish Preachers

Author
Joseph O Oganda
Abstract
Improving the quality of preaching in the Catholic Church has been ongoing since the beginning of the Church. In recent times, the faithful have advocated for better communication of the Word of God from their priests.One pragmatic preacher in recent times is Pope Francis, who has emerged as one of the greatest preachers of the twenty-first century. There is debate about the influence his preaching model may have on the daily engagement of other priests with the faithful. This study seeks to answer this question: Can contemporary parish preachers adopt Pope Francis' preaching model to enhance their proclamation of the gospel? The hypothesis is that preachers can effectively adopt the preaching model of Pope Francis and, thereby, personally improve their preaching abilities.

Cultivating Emerging Leaders: Understanding a Pastor's Role

Author
Spencer A Clark
Abstract
The study resulted a framework for pastors to consider in developing emerging leaders. Emerging leader development involves four areas: spiritual, personal, leadership, and ministry skills. The shared responsibility is defined in this project.

Equipping selected members of Samter Mission Church, Suwanee, Georgia, in short-term Mission Competences.

Author
Sung Jin Son
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to train in order to participate in the international short-term mission of local church, a group of selected members from Samter Mission Church, Suwanee, Georgia. In this report, believers selected small church were studied useful resources be trained to be able to short-term missions. And to develop a training manual, have written each course to implement the training. Also, recorded for the ministers and professional evaluation and influence on this training.

The effectiveness of a collaborative leadership style for lead associate pastors during the transition of the lead pastors a focus on the process of vision development

Author
Mark Allen Fowler
Abstract
The Collaborative Leadership project testifies to the effectiveness of collaborative leadership during the transition of a new lead pastor. The project reflected the role of lead associate pastor during the transition time and involves lay people, lay leaders, and staff who participated in vision development meetings and listed to a sermon series on the church's need for a new vision. Measurement of the effectiveness of collaborative leadership involves pre- and post-strategy implementation surveys and semi-structured interviews. The research demonstrates that the collaborative leadership style helps the congregation develop ownership of the vision in the transition time and provides possibility to reach young adults in a multi-generational church.

Licensed local pastors: values, attitudes, and attributes of effective leadership

Author
Brian C Oglesbee
Abstract
Primarily, respondents found the resource to be understandable because of its concise directions, clearly written items, and understandable vocabulary. Secondarily, respondents agreed that the resource reflected biblical values, revealed biblical leadership principles, and was biblically based. Lastly, the resource disclosed appropriate personal, relational, and professional characteristics about the licensed local pastor.

Exploring the change of pastors' leadership style and church members' behaviors

Author
Seungmoo Yi
Abstract
The purpose was to investigate whether a change of leadership style influenced behavioral changes in congregational members. Using style approach on leadership, the study evaluated how a change of a pastor's leadership in EunHyun church affected members' behavioral change. To test the research question, the study identified and assessed the previous and current pastors' leadership style. Subsequently, members were administered a survey in which three main variables were explored. The current pastor had a more relationship-focusing leadership than the previous pastor. The t-test results suggested that members of the church showed significant differences for awareness of God and impression management.

Pastoral authority in the pose-succession environment of congregational churches

Author
Craig A Polach
Abstract
The dynamic of authority that lies between the pastor and congregation relationship in something that will need to be discussed, negotiated, and will evolve over time. The significant time period for the establishment of this relationship, is during the first two years of a pastor's new charge. As church and pastor get to know each, the pastor will need to discover the limits of his authority and establish the most effective means of influencing the church towards a common goal. This study explores the pastor's beliefs, experiences and issues in this unique and non-repeatable time in church.

A circle of friends: a program of continuing education for pastoral leaders using a small group learning community approach for education and mutual support

Author
John E Hill
Abstract
This project is designed to provide a program of continuing education among Original Free Will Baptist pastoral leaders based on a small group learning community model. Models similar to those used in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) and some Doctor of Ministry programs influence this approach. This program utilizes learning contracts, textbooks, presentations, and interpersonal relationship within a Bowen's Family Systems Theory framework. Results from this program proved this approach also met social and emotional needs of pastoral leaders by also serving as a support group.
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