Bible--Pastoral Epistles

A CONTEXTUAL AND CULTURAL ADULT EDUCATION MODEL FOR LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT IN THE ARAB MIDDLE EAST

Author
Joseph Nehemiah D.Min.
Abstract
With the growth of the church in North Africa comes the need to train pastors and leaders. This project defines a biblically-rooted, contextually- and culturally-appropriate framework for training believers from Muslim background (BMB) leaders in an Arab context. The framework uses adult education (andragogy) principles from Bloom, Knowles, and Kolb that contribute to deep learning. Principles are evaluated using Hofstede's Arabic cluster cultural dimensions (Power Distance Index, Uncertainty Avoidance Index, Collectivism) and GLOBE leadership traits. This project defines cultural and contextual educational principles that put the design and implementation of developing and training leaders into the hands of BMB leaders.

The author believes it is important to hear from local leaders. The coalescence of cultural educational principles with the practical experience of local leaders allows for a practical educational framework. North African leaders were interviewed to discover how God developed them as leaders. The results reveal the importance of character, teaching, practical experience, and community with a mentor playing a significant role. The author suggests cultural and contextual principles and models to deliver training in non-traditional and non-formal ways.

The art of ministry leadership from Pastoral Epistles

Author
Chun Chun Hua
Abstract
The paper discusses the essential principles of ministry leadership from I & II Timothy and Titus. These include characters of a servant-leader, a faithful ministry, living a godly life, training of the nest generation and managing/delegating of church ministries. To all faithful servants of Jesus Christ our Lord, we may be more equipped and serves Himself in church and Christian. Moreover, being parents in their family. may the Lord bless our journey of faith and enable us to pass it on to the next generation!

Program design and evaluation of Faith Summit: a leadership coaching program at Faith Community Church

Author
Richard H Ferris
Abstract
The author identified four leadership principles from the Pastoral Epistles, designed a coaching program to increase the competence and confidence of leaders at Faith Community Church, Brookhaven, PA, and evaluated the program's effectiveness. A biblical survey and literature review established the value of leadership coaching and the four commitments: Guide Others, Gift Development, Guard the Gospel, and Godly Conscience. A mixed methods approach was employed using pretest and posttest surveys to evaluate the efficacy of the program. The hypothesis of the research project, "Does Faith Summit affect the competence and confidence of the individuals who participated at Faith Community Church?" was confirmed.

An exploration of the pastoral ministry in light of the Trinitarian teachings of the pastoral epistles

Author
Lien Shen Mour
Abstract
This project proposes that pastors who cultivate their own godly character through intimate knowledge of the triune God also learn teamwork leadership and discover direction after God's own heart for a charismatic theology. Prepared with an appropriate knowledge of God, a pastor glorifies the Father, serves the Lord Jesus Christ, and obeys the Holy Spirit. With this understanding of the Trinity a pastor can then teach believers, plan ministries, and lead a congregation to a life pleasing to God, bearing true and effective witness.

Development of a program to increase Bible study methods based on a course on the Pastoral Epistles

Author
James D Stevens
Abstract
Among the leading issues facing the twentieth-century church are those embracing its view and use of Scripture. The church is healthy when it is producing men and women who know the Word of God. The project was designed to guide a group of lay persons to enhance their Bible study skills. Ten Bible study "methods" were studied and applied to passages in the Pastoral Epistles. By including the latter the participants not only increased their understanding and ability to do Bible study, they also observed the results of its application in a specific biblical text.
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