Pentecostal Churches

Refinement and Implementation of A Christian Leadership Development Model at Pickering Pentecostal Church

Author
Joshua R Livingston
Abstract
This research project involved the refinement and implementation of A Christian Leadership Development Model (ACLDM) at Pickering Pentecostal Church. The author studied six participants as they progressed through ACLDM by engaging in three phases of learning while in consultation with three supporting parties to determine if leadership growth occurred. The methodology used was primarily qualitative research and used methods of survey, observation and guided interviews to collect data. The research indicated that every participant experienced perceived growth while going through ACLDM. The findings resulted in the formation of a refined model called Christian Leaders Learning Cycle.

Exploring a pilot process of values-based planning within a pentecostal church context

Author
Dale Levi Whitson
Abstract
An exploration of planning approaches was conducted to determine which approach should be used in the context of Biltmore Church of God. It was concluded that a values-based approach to planning made the most sense as it relates to fostering a balance to the typical top down approach present in most Pentecostal circles. This approach was appealing because it allowed everyone to contribute to the planning process, leading to a shared vision. The values-based approach was subjected to a series of tests: theological and experiential. The theological revolved around an analysis of biblical themes of planning and their impact upon a values-based approach. The experiential consisted of an interview process of data collection which led to the discovery of personal and corporate values within BCOG. In tum, the discovery of these values led to the development of a strategic plan at BCOG

Passing the torch to a new generation: a challenge for the Hispanic Pentecostal church

Author
José D Montañez
Abstract
This project focuses on how the first generation Hispanic Pentecostal church can create an institutional space to engage the second generation. The information used for this project is a combination of the fieldwork observation and analysis of over 40 different aspects of this study. This paper is an exercise in what I hope will be the beginning of a cross-cultural and cross-generational dynamic at the crossroads of becoming a church for people of all ages that accomplishes God's mission in the 21st century.

Membership assimilation in a merged black Pentecostal church

Author
G Wesley Hardy
Abstract
This thesis analyzes the problems of membership assimilation as the result of merging two black Pentecostal churches. Content analysis was used to evaluate data gathered from interviews of six original members and twelve new members who joined after the merger. Problems revolving around fears of anonymity and loss of intimacy affected the assimilation of original members. The making of new friends was important in deciding whether or not original members or new members remained active. Confrontations in newly formed groups inhibited the assimilation process. Lay involvement in the ministry of pastoral care was determined to be needed to improve assimilation.

Covenant of Pentecostal supervision

Author
Robert D Crick
Abstract
The goal of this project is to develop an effective model for the training of seminary field supervisors. It includes a critical, historical analysis of supervision within the Pentecostal context. The author concludes that ministry supervision is undergirded by three confessional elements which legitimate Pentecostal ministry. The three confessional elements which serve as an interpretive framework for the educational design of Pentecostal supervision are 1) supervision as covenant; 2) supervision as character; and 3) supervision as commission. An educational design for training field supervisors finally must be focused, refined, interpreted and, at times, limited by the way this particular Pentecostal group views its purpose and mission within the broader church.

Navy chaplains' incorporation of Assemblies of God doctrine into Protestant worship services

Author
Brian C Salter
Abstract
This study examined how Assemblies of God Navy chaplains incorporate their Pentecostal doctrine into Protestant worship services within the military. Social constructivist grounded theory was the method of study. Research found that Assemblies of God Navy chaplains incorporate their doctrine into these worship services by providing altar calls as their primary means.

Training Manual on the Lutheran Divine Service: A Response to Pentecostalism in the ELCT-South East Lake Victoria Diocese Agape Parish

Author
Daniel Henry Mono
Abstract
This project was conducted in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania, South East of Lake Victoria Diocese. Pentecostalism has been seriously penetrating among Lutheran members to the extent that some of them do not value Lutheran Divine Service. They claim that Lutheran Divine Service is not spiritual because it is guided by the book or written materials and therefore not spiritual. The study made a survey. Results proved that many Lutheran members in ELCT did not understand the contents available in the hymnal. The study developed a training manual for Divine Service for pastors so that they are well equipped to help teaching their members so that they remain faithful Lutherans.
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